Many low-income individuals and families with children, disabled or unemployed persons, children in foster homes and former foster youth can apply for benefits:
- to help buy food through CalFresh
- for health care coverage (Medi-Cal, County Medical Services Program and Covered California)
- and for short-term help with rent, utilities and more through the General Assistance Program
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.
- Read about changes in benefits on the Human Services Department Home Page first. For additional information, please call 877-699-6868.