Health Support Services

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE CARE CENTER (ELDERDAY)
100 Pioneer Street Suite C
Santa Cruz 95060
458-3481
www.communitybridges.org
email: info@cbridges.org
A day program for seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Provides activities, meals, transportation, and information and support for caregivers.
 
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
1-800-227-2345
www.cancer.org
Phone operates 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week.
 
AMERICAN CHRONIC PAIN ASSOC.
P.O. Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677
1-800-533-3231
www.theacpa.org
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Mon-Thur
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Friday
 
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
1-800-424-8666
www.acb.org
9 a.m. – 5p.m., E.S.T. Mon-Fri.
 
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
1-408-606-5940 (San Jose)
www.diabetes.org
 
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION
1-408-977-4950 San Jose
www.heart.org/
 
AMERICAN KIDNEY FUND
1-800-638-8299
www.kidneyfund.org
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. E.S.T. Mon-Thurs. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday. Financial assistance to kidney patients.
 
AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION
1-212-668-1000 – Office
1-800-465-4837 – Helpline Specialist
www.liverfoundation.org
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
 
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
1-800-586-4872
www.lung.org
 
AMERICAN RED CROSS
2960 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz 95062
462-2881
Fax: 462-5996
www.redcross.org/santacruz
First aid and CPR classes, disaster relief/preparedness, resilience campaign.
 
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
Northern California Chapter
1-800-464-6240: Automated phone line
www.arthritis.org/northern-calfornia
Information & referral, public education, self-help program, financial aid to patients.
 
CABRILLO COLLEGE STROKE & Disability Learning CENTER
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos 95003
477-3300
www.strokecenter.com
Education and support for persons who have experienced functional loss due to stroke or other acquired disability. Learn new knowledge and skills, regain abilities, and find ways to maintain maximum independence despite facing life-altering challenges.
 
CANCER DETECTION PROGRAM EVERY WOMAN COUNTS
1-800-511-2300  (24 hrs.)
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/cancer/EWC/Pages/default.aspx
A program funded by the State of California. Free mammogram, breast exam (40+) and
Pap smear (21+) for low-income women who qualify.
 
CANCER RESOURCE CENTER
Bennett & Suzy Katz Cancer Resource Center at the Richard and Mary Solari Cancer Center
3150 Mission Drive
Santa Cruz 95065
462-7770
www.dominicanhospital.org/cancercare
Access to information and community services relating to all aspects of cancer care and management. Support and information for cancer patients, families and friends. No fees.
Oncology Nurse Navigator 462-7770
Oncology Nurse Navigator-en Espanol 462-7770
 
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Bennett & Suzy Katz Cancer Resource Center at the Richard and Mary Solari Center
3150 Mission Drive
Santa Cruz 95065
462-7770
www.dominicanhospital.org/cancercare
Several support groups for cancer patients, families and friends. Call for further information.
 
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
1-800-232-4636
www.cdc.gov
 
CENTER FOR LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Dominican Hospital Center For Lifestyle Management Programs
610 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz 95062
457-7077
www.dominicanhospital.org
Support, education and nutritional counseling for persons with diabetes and chronic breathing problems. Offers cardiac rehabilitation.
 
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH
1600 Green Hills Rd., Suite 101
Scotts Valley 95066
430-5500
1-800-700-3874
www.ccah-alliance.org
Managed care health plan for Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced County.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.
 
DEL MAR CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER
Health Projects Center
1537 Pacific Avenue, Suite 300
Santa Cruz 95060
459-6639
www.delmarcaregiver.org
Provides services to caregivers of adults with brain impairment (e.g., dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, head injury), including assessment, respite, counseling, legal consultation, information and referral, and educational workshops.
 
DIABETES HEALTH CENTER
85 Nielson Street, Suite 201
Watsonville 95076
763-6445
www.pvhealthtrust.org
Provides the educational part of diabetes management and medical nutrition therapy. Certified diabetes educator & certified dietitian. Please make appointment.
8 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri.
 
DOMINICAN HOSPITAL
1555 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz 95065
462-7700
Billing Service:
457-7900
www.dominicanhospital.org
 

EYECARE AMERICA
SENIORS EYE CARE PROGRAM

1-877-887-6327    8:00-12:00 noon PST
www.eyecareamerica.org (To contact)
Medical eye care for the national’s disadvantages senior citizens. Provides eye exam. Does not provide eye glasses.

HEALTH PROJECTS CENTER
1537 Pacific Avenue, Suite 300
Santa Cruz 95060
www.hpcn.org
Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center

459-6639
delmarcaregiver.org
(see separate listing above)
MSSP-Multipurpose Senior Service Program
459-6639 (see separate listing in Support Services)
California Community Transitions (CCT)
459-6639 (see separate listing in Support Services)

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
1-301-657-2248
www.ihsinfo.org
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST Mon.-Fri.
 

THE HEARING FOUNDATION
1-800-327-8077
www.hearingfoundation.org
Provides re-conditioned hearing aids for low income people.

HOMELESS PERSONS HEALTH PROJECT
115-A Coral Street
Santa Cruz 95060
454-2080
www.santacruzhealth.org
Provides basic medical services and referral

 

 LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
675 N. First Street, Suite 1100
San Jose 95112
1-408-271-2873
www.lls.org
Financial aid to patients, educational materials and support services.
 
LIONS CLUB EYE FUND
458-9766
www.santacruzlions.org 
May pay for eye examinations, glasses and related medical care for low-income people.
 
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS QUALITY OF LIFE
519-B Hartnell Street
Monterey 93940
831-333-9091
www.msqlp.org
A free case management program for persons with Multiple Sclerosis. Support groups, newsletter, educational events, socials, water aerobics, resource lending library, outreach.
 
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION
1080 Marina Village Park Way, Suite 500
Alameda, CA 94501
1-415-673-7500
www.mdausa.org
Combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services and far reaching professional and public health education.
 
NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
1-415-543-3303
1-888-427-5653
www.kidneynca.org
Patient information, grants and research.
 

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER
2589 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95050
1-800-344-4867
www.nmss.org
Provides referrals & information about MS for people with MS, their families, health professionals & the general public. Programs include respite, legal clinics, newly diagnosed workshops and educational and wellness. Both peer-led, self-help support groups and more formal counseliing groups available. Call for information.

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
230 Larita Drive
Ben Lomond 95005
336-8683
Meets first Friday of the month, 12 noon at the Santa Cruz Elks Club. Also home visitation program. j.kolbmann@sbcglobal.net

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP
P.O. Box 698
Santa Cruz 95061
429-7906
www.santacruzoa.org
24-hour phone line takes messages and gives recorded schedule for daily meetings throughout Santa Cruz County.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP
708-2906 or 335-4261
Meets first Wednesday of the month, 12:30 p.m., Inner Light Center 5630 Soquel Drive, Soquel, 95073.   For patients and caregivers. Call for details.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
1555 Soquel Drive-Education Center
Santa Cruz 95065
462-7770
www.scprostate.org
Meets last Tuesday each month 7-9 p.m.

SANTA CRUZ AIDS PROJECT
542 Ocean Street, Suite I
Santa Cruz, 95060
427-3900
www.scapsite.org
Serves People with HIV/AIDS through Case Management. Benefit advocates, financial and nutritional assistance.

SUTTER MATERNITY & SURGERY CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ
2900 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz 95065
477-2200
www.suttersantacruz.org/
Specializes in the care of medical, surgical and obstetrical patients and their families.

VISTA CENTER FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
3315 Mission Drive, Suite B
Santa Cruz 95065
458-9766
www.vistacenter.org
Services and resources for the blind and visually impaired. Evaluation, training, support, and recreational activities. Low-vision clinic with ophthalmologist referral.

WATSONVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
75 Nielson Street
Watsonville   95076
724-4741
www.watsonvillehospital.com

WomenCARE
Women’s Cancer Advocacy, Resources and Education
2901 Park Avenue, Suite 1A
Soquel   95073
457-2273
www.womencare.org
Free support and resources for women with any kind of cancer and their loved ones. Emotional support group, one-on-one peer support, practical support, body work and body care from professionally trained volunteers, Healing circle groups, resource library.
Our Entre Nosotras program in Watsonville and Santa Cruz provides culturally appropriate services for Spanish speaking women. Office hours: Mon. & Wed., 9:00 a.m.-1 p.m, Tues & Thurs. 1-5 p.m. WomenCare is a program of Family Service Agency.