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Resources for Santa Cruz 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

Santa Cruz County Human Services Department
831-454-2515 or 831-763-8568 (Health Care Access Line)
1-888-421-8080 (Benefits Call Center – for those already covered by Medi-Cal)
Medi-Cal and assistance programs

Santa Cruz County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
1-800-952-2335 or 831-454-4170 (24-Hour mental health access line)
County mental health services

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency – Medical Clinic Services
County 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)
Senior Network Services – 1-800434-0222 or 831-462-5510

Health Consumer Alliance – Local Health Consumer Center
Legal Services of Northern California – 1-888-354-4474

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