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Department of Human Services

Division of Economic Assistance

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Economic Assistance

Many low-income individuals and families with children, disabled or unemployed persons, children in foster homes and former foster youth can apply for benefits:


It is free to apply for or renew Medi-Cal coverage. County staff are the only ones who are able to process your request and there is no charge to do so.

If you receive any phone calls from individuals seeking payment in exchange for processing your request, do not give them your information.

You can report any potential scams by contacting the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) at: 1-800-822-6222.

Hours at both locations:
2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, and
South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway Suite 100, Petaluma
Monday - Friday 8 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Get Services from Home

Online: Telephone/Fax: Mail:

  • Report Changes
  • Apply for Benefits
  • Submit Reports & Documents

  • Apply for Covered California or Medi-Cal

  • Submit Reports & Documents
  • Apply for CalFresh

Service Center:
(877) 699-6868 
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

  • Report Changes
  • Request Replacement EBT Card

Fax: (707) 565-2929

  • Report Changes
  • Apply for Benefits 

Economic Assistance
P.O. Box 1539
Santa Rosa, CA 95402

  • Report Changes
  • Apply for Benefits
  • Submit Reports & Documents

Outdoor Office Drop Boxes:

  • Economic Assistance, 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa
  • South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 100, Petaluma

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Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources. Medi-Cal is supported by federal and state taxes. Medi-Cal is administered by the County Social Services Agencies.


The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets, farmers' markets and food stores.