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​​​​Resources in Kern County

Toll-free phone numbers begin with 1-800, 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

Kern County Department of Human Services 
1-877-410-8812 (Department Customer Assistance Telecenter)
661-631-6807 (apply for Medi-Cal)
Department of Health and Human Services website
Medi-Cal information

Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services – 1-800-991-5272
1-800-991-5272 or 661-868-8000 (24-Hour Crisis Line)
County mental health services

Kern County Public Health Services Department
Clinic and lab 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)
County of Kern Area Agency on Aging – 1-800-434-0222 or 661-868-1061

Health Consumer Alliance Local Health Consumer Center
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance – 661-321-3982

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