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Resources for Monterey County

Toll-free phone numbers begin with 1-800, 1-866, 1-877, and 1-888. If you need a TTY and there is not one listed, you can call 7-1-1. If you have a speech disability, you can use the Speech-to-Speech Relay. Call 1-800-854-7784.


Health care programs and services

Monterey County Department of Social and Employment Services – Community Benefits Branch 
1-866-323-1953 or 831-755-4867 (TTY / TTD)
Medi-Cal and other assistance programs

Monterey County Children’s Health Outreach for Insurance, Care, and Enrollment (MC-CHOICE) – 1-866-361-0477
Application assistance for Medi-Cal and other programs

Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau
1-888-258-6029 (Access line)
831-755-4111 (24-Hour Crisis Line)
County mental health services

Monterey County Health Department – Clinic services


Help with health coverage issues

California Consumer Assistance Program
California Help Center – 1-888-466-2219 (free help in many languages or referral to a regional consumer assistance program)

HICAP (help with Medicare)
Alliance on Aging, Inc. – 1-800-434-0222 or 831-655-4245

Health Consumer Alliance – Local Health Consumer Center
Central California Legal Services – 1-800-675-8001

County Veterans Service Office
Find the CVSO in your county – 1-844-737-8838 – (for help with veterans health benefits)


Also see the list of helplines and consumer assistance for statewide resources.


Last updated 10/24/2018