• Buy groceries with CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal Healthy Girl
  • Woman Cutting Vegetables

Economic Assistance

Low-income and other individuals and families with children can apply for money for food (CalFresh), health care ( Medi-Cal, CMSP, Covered California), dental care, General Assistance and other supportive services. Also eligible for benefits are disabled or unemployed persons, and children in foster homes and former foster youth. Enrollment for CalFresh and Medi-Cal is year-round. The Covered California enrollment period is through January 31.

Benefits CalWIN: Apply Online!

Apply online for CalFresh, Medi-Cal and Covered California from any computer, 24/7, through the Benefits CalWIN website or get information about your benefits. Computers are available at the Economic Assistance Office. Enrollment for CalFresh and Medi-Cal is year-round. Open enrollment for Covered California is October through January 31.

Medi-Cal, Covered California and CMSP (County Medical Services Program)

2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa (to apply in person)
520 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa (for forms and general information)
(877) 699-6868 | Fax: (707) 565-5252

Pays for eligible medical, dental and emergency services, and prescriptions for low-income families, individuals and children. Certain applicants may qualify for free Medi-Cal benefits under special programs. Apply online, in-person or by phone.

For those seeking Covered California health insurance, applications are available. Some who request Covered California insurance find they are eligible for no-cost health care through Medi-Cal. Open enrollment for Covered California is October through January 31. Click to learn more about Covered California.

Renew your Medi-Cal Benefits:

Download the Medi-Cal renewal form (PDF: 255 kb) to renew your benefits. Please print and mail the forms to:

Sonoma County Human Services Department
Medi-Cal Renewal
PO BOX 1539
Santa Rosa, CA 95402

CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps)

2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, CA
(877) 699-6868| Fax: (707) 565-5252

Provides money to purchase nutritious food for eligible, low-income household,  including those who work for low wages, work part-time, are unemployed, elderly or disabled. Apply in-person at 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, or call (707) 565-2715 or (800) 331-2278. Click on these links to:

For more on qualifying and applying for CalFresh, visit www.SonomaCalFresh.org to:

For current CalFresh clients: click here to check your CalFresh fund balance or replace a lost EBT card. For other helpful links, visit SonomaCalFresh.org.

General Assistance

2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, CA
(877) 699-6868

Provides assistance with shelter, food and employment services for individuals who are disabled or unemployed and not supported financially by friends, family or any private or public assistance program. Apply in-person at 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa.


Never provide personal information to callers claiming to be from the SNAP toll-free information hotline number. Unsolicited callers request personal, credit card or home security information, saying they can assist you to apply for SNAP or other non-SNAP related services. These callers are not affiliated with FNS or SNAP.

If you suspect that you are receiving illegitimate calls from (800) 221-5689, you may file a complaint with the FCC.

If you have fallen victim to this or a similar identity theft scam, visit Federal Trade Commission/Consumer Information.

Contact Information

Economic Assistance
Human Services Department
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2550 Paulin Drive (Main Office)
520 Mendocino Avenue (Ongoing Cases)
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465026, -122.721484


Apply for CalFresh


Add to your food budget (formerly Food Stamps)


Apply for Medi-Cal

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Sign-up for low- and no-cost medical care


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