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​Resources in Merced 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

Merced County Human Services Agency 
1-800-226-6452 or 209-385-7434
Medi-Cal and other assistance services
Office locations

Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services  -209-381-6800
1-888-334-0163 (24-Hour Crisis Line)
County mental health and recovery services
Network of Care

Merced County Department of Public Health
Clinic services and other programs


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)
Merced County Area Agency on Aging -1-800-434-0222 or 209-385-7550

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