San Diego County

San Diego County HHSA – Benefits, Phone Number & Address

The San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) helps low-income families and individuals access benefits programs like CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, General Relief. In addition, the HHSA provides other social assistance services, including Aging & Independence Services, Behavioral Health Services, and Children’s Services. In this post, we are going to describe the San Diego County HHSA benefits and how to apply. We will also provide HHSA office locations near you, including the phone number and address information.

Table of Contents:

  • San Diego County HHSA Benefits
  • Phone Number for San Diego County HHSA
  • How to Apply for HHSA Benefits
  • San Diego County HHSA Office Locations

San Diego County HHSA Benefits

The County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) offers Medi-Cal health insurance, CalFresh food assistance, CalWORKs cash assistance for families, and General Relief cash assistance for individuals.

In addition, the HHSA assists customers in the following areas:

  • Aging and Independence Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Children’s Services
  • Housing & Community Development Services
  • Medical Care Services Division
  • Public Administrator, Guardian, and Conservator
  • Public Health Services
  • Office of Military & Veterans Affairs

Here’s a description of some of the benefits programs supported by the HHSA:

Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Federal Medicaid program. Medi-Cal offers no-cost and low-cost health coverage to eligible people who live in California.

For more about HHSA Health Care benefits, click here.

CalFresh

CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) is a nutrition program that supplements a low-income family’s food budget in order to ensure they are getting adequate nutrition.

CalFresh can only be used to purchase food items and beneficiaries receive benefits electronically on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

For more about HHSA Food and Nutrition Assistance, click here.

See our detailed description of the CalFresh program in San Diego County and how to apply here – CalFresh Eligibility and How to Apply in San Diego County.

CalWORKs

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program provides temporary financial assistance and employment-focused services to families with minor children who have income and property below State maximum limits for their family size.

If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing, or medical care, they may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help.

Participation in the GAIN program is mandatory for all CalWORKs participants unless exempt. GAIN provides employment-related services to CalWORKs participants.

For more about HHSA CalWORKs benefits, click here.

General Assistance/Relief (GA/GR) Program

The General Assistance/Relief (GA/GR) Program provides financial assistance to California residents who have no other means of support. Single adults, couples, and families may be eligible.

For more about HHSA General Assistance, click here.

Restaurant Meals Program

The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows the homeless, disabled, and elderly (age 60 and over) receiving CalFresh benefits to use their California EBT cards to purchase meals from participating restaurants.

See our detailed description of the RMP in San Diego County, eligibility, and participating restaurants here – Restaurants that take CalFresh in San Diego County.

Phone Number for San Diego County HHSA

The HHSA Customer Service Center (CSC) is a single point of contact for benefit programs, including:

  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal
  • General Relief

Hours of Operation — excluding holidays:

Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

HHSA Phone Number: 619-515-6555

If you prefer to write a letter, you can address your questions or concerns to:

Health and Human Services Agency
County of San Diego
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 206
San Diego, CA 92101

Your letter will be forwarded to the appropriate service you are seeking.

San Diego County HHSA Social Media Contact Information

You can also keep in touch with the HHSA through their social media channels.

In addition, you can use social media to contact the HHSA if you are unable to reach them by phone.

Here are the HHSA Social Media Channels:

How to Apply for HHSA Benefits

There are three ways to apply for HHSA benefits

Apply On-Line with Your Benefits Now

The easiest and quickest way to apply for HHSA benefits is online at MyBenefits CalWIN.

MyBenefits CalWIN is a website for San Diego County Residents to apply for and to view their benefits online.

Currently, MyBenefits CalWIN supports CalWORKs, CalFresh, General Relief, and MediCal applications.

To create a MyBenefits CalWIN account, see our post on How to Create a MyBenefits CalWIN Account.

For help logging into your account, see our post on MyBenefits CalWIN Account Login help.

To visit the MyBenefits CalWIN website, click here.

Apply By Phone

Additionally, you can apply for benefits with the HHSA by phone.

Call the Customer Service Center (CSC) 619-515-6555 to have an application mailed to you.

Apply In Person

Lastly, you can apply for HHSA benefits in person at any Health & Human Services Agency Office.

You can pick up a paper application at your local HHSA office, complete it and drop it off at the same location.

To find the nearest HHSA Office, see below.

San Diego County HHSA Office Locations (Family Resources Centers)

Here is a list of HHSA Family Resource Center locations. For each location listed below, we have provided the address, phone number, and benefit programs offered.

Centre City

1255 Imperial Avenue,
5th Floor,
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 1-866-262-9881

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services:

  • CalFresh
  • General Relief
  • Medi-Cal

El Cajon

220 S. First Street,
El Cajon, CA 92019

Phone: 1-866-262-9881

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services:

  • Administrative
  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • General Relief
  • Medi-Cal

Lemon Grove

7065 Broadway,
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Phone: 1-866-262-9881

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services:

  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal

Central Region

1130 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 1-866-262-9881

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services:

  • CalFresh
  • General Relief
  • Medi-Cal

North Central

5055 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: 1-866-262-9881

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services:

  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal

North Coastal

3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd,
Oceanside, CA 92056

Phone: 866-262-9881

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services:

  • Bus Pass
  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • General Relief
  • Medi-Cal
  • Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
  • Homeless Assistance Payments

North Inland

649 West Mission Avenue #3,
Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 866-262-9881

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services:

  • Bus Pass
  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • General Relief
  • Medi-Cal
  • Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
  • Homeless Assistance Payments

South

690 Oxford Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911

401 Mile of Cars
National City, CA 91950

Central

4588 Market Street,
San Diego, CA 92102

Phone: 866-262-9881

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services:

  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
  • Medi-Cal
  • Refugee Cash Assistance

San Diego County HHSA Summary

We hope this post on San Diego County HHSA was helpful.

Questions?

If you have further questions about San Diego County HHSA, CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or other benefit programs, please let us know in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles about CalFresh and CalFresh EBT, including:
Emergency Allotment for CalFresh
Restaurants that Take CalFresh in San Diego County
CalFresh San Diego (2022 Guide)
Restaurants that Accept EBT in Los Angeles County
Does Trader Joe’s accept SNAP in California?

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Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.

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