Health Support Services

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CARE CENTER (ELDERDAY)
100 Pioneer Street, Suite C, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 458-3481
A day program for seniors with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. Provides activities, meals, transportation, and information and support for caregivers.
email info@cbridges.org
www.communitybridges.org

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
1-800-227-2345
Phone operators 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
www.cancer.org 

AMERICAN CHRONIC PAIN ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 850, Rocklin, CA 95677
email: ACPA@theacpa.org
https://theacpa.org
 
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
1-800-424-8666
9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST Mon-Fri
www.acb.org
 
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
(510) 645-4499- Oakland
www.diabetes.org

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION

(408) 606-5940
San Jose
www.heart.org 

AMERICAN KIDNEY FUND

1-800-638-8299

8:30 am – 5 pm EST Mon–Thu.

9 am – 3 pm EST Fri.

Financial assistance to kidney patients.

www.kidneyfund.org

 

AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION

(212) 668-1000 Office

1-800-465-4837 Helpline specialist

9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST Mon-Fri

www.liverfoundation.org

 

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION

1-800-586-4872

www.lung.org

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE CENTRAL COAST

2960 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 624-6921

1-866-272-2237 Disaster emergency 24 hr hotline

First aid and CPR classes, disaster relief/preparedness, resilience campaign.

www.redcross.org/centralcoast

 

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION

1-800-283-7800  24/7 Helpline

Information & referral, community seminars, annual Bone & Joint Expo, physical referral list.

www.arthritis.org/northern-california

 

CABRILLO COLLEGE STROKE & DISABILITY LEARNING CENTER

6500 Soquel Drive, HW 1000, Aptos, CA 95003

(831) 477-3300

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.

www.strokecenter.com

 

CANCER DETECTION PROGRAM – EVERY WOMAN COUNTS

1-800-511-2300 Automated phone line. Call 24 hours/day

A program funded by the State of California. Free mammogram & breast exam (40+) and cervical cancer (21+) for low-income women who qualify.
www.dhcs.ca.gov/

 

CANCER RESOURCE CENTER

Bennett & Suzy Katz Cancer Resource Center at the

Richard and Mary Solari Cancer Center

3150 Mission Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(831) 462-7770

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 .....................(831) 462-7770

Enfermera de la Oncología Navigator ...(831) 462-7770

www.dignityhealth.org/dominican/cancercare

 

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Bennett & Suzy Katz Cancer Resource Center at the

Richard and Mary Solari Cancer Center

3150 Mission Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(831) 462-7770

Several support groups for cancer patients, families and friends. Call for further information.
www.dignityhealth.org/dominican/cancercare

 

CENTER FOR LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Dominican Hospital Center For

Lifestyle Management Programs

610 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 457-7077

Support, education and nutritional counseling for persons with diabetes and chronic breathing problems. Offers cardiac rehabilitation.

www.dignityhealth.org

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

1-800-232-4636

www.cdc.gov

 

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH

1600 Green Hills Road, Suite 101, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

(831) 430-5500

1-800-700-3874

Managed care health plan for Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced County. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon – Fri.

www.ccah-alliance.org

 

CENTRAL COAST QUALITY OF LIFE

519-B Hartnell Street, Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 333-9091

A free case management program for persons with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. Support groups, newsletter, educational events, socials, water aerobics, equipment re-use program, outreach.

www.ccqlp.org

 

DEL MAR CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER
Health Projects Center

9000 Soquel Avenue, Suite 103, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 459-6639

Provides services to caregivers of adults with cognitive disorders (e.g., Alzheimer's, stroke, dementia, Parkinson's, head injury), including care planning, respite care, counseling, legal and financial consultation, information and referral, educational workshops, and trainings.

www.delmarcaregiver.org

 

DIABETES HEALTH CENTER

85 Nielson Street, Suite 201, Watsonville, CA 95076

(831) 726-4267

Provides the educational part of diabetes management and medical nutrition therapy. Certified diabetes educator & certified dietitian. Please make appointment.

8:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon & Fri.,
8:30 am to 6:00 pm Tu, Wed., & Thur.

www.pvhealthtrust.org

 

DOMINICAN HOSPITAL

1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(831) 462-7700
www.dignityhealth.org/dominican

 

DOMINICAN HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION CENTER

111 Madrone Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 457-7057

Offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, and special therapy.

 

EYE CARE AMERICA

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTHALMOLOGY

1-877-887-6327 Administration, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm PST

Medical eye care for the nation's disadvantaged senior citizens. Provides eye exam. Does not provide eyeglasses.

www.aao.org/eyecare-america

 

HEALTH PROJECTS CENTER

9000 Soquel Avenue, Suite 103, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

www.hpcn.org

AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Program (MCWP)

(831) 459-6639 (see separate listing)

https://www.hpcn.org/mcwp

Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center

(831) 459-6639 (see separate listing)

www.delmarcaregiver.org

Multipurpose Senior Service Program

(831) 459-6639 (see separate listing)

www.hpcn.org

 

THE HEARING FOUNDATION

1-800-327-8077

(Formerly Ear of the Lion). Provides reconditioned hearing aids for low income people.
www.earofthelion.org

 

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

(301) 657-2248

www.hearingloss.org

 

HOMELESS PERSONS HEALTH PROJECT

115-A Coral Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 454-2080

Provides basic medical services and referrals for homeless and uninsured persons.

www.santacruzhealth.org

 

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

100 West San Fernando Street, Suite 365, San Jose, CA

95113

(408) 271-2873

Financial aid to patients, educational materials and support services.

www.lls.org

 

LIONS CLUB EYE FUND (831) 458-9766

May pay for eye examinations, prescriptions, glasses and related eye care for low income people.
www.santacruzhostlionsclub.org

 

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION

1080 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 500, Alameda, CA

94501

(415) 673-7500

MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.

www.mda.org

 

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
(415) 543-3303

1-888-427-5653

Patient information, grants and research.

www.kidney.org

 

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER

2589 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95050

1-800-344-4867

Provides referrals & information about MS for people with MS, their families, health professionals & the general public. Programs include respite, legal clinics, educational and wellness. Self- help support groups are peer-led. Call for information.


www.nationalmssociety.org

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP

P.O. Box 698, Santa Cruz, CA 95061

(831) 429-7906

24-hour phone line takes messages.

www.santacruzoa.org

 

SANTA CRUZ AIDS PROJECT

716 Ocean Street, Suite 200, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 427-3900

Serves people with HIV/AIDS through case management. Benefit advocates, financial and nutritional assistance. A program of Encompass.

www.encompasscs.org

 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

1001 Rodriguez Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 454-7200

(831) 454-7227 – Animal Control

Provides 24-hour animal rescue and is the only full service open-admission shelter in the county.
www.scanimalshelter.org

 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PARKINSON'S GROUP

(831) 708-2906

Meets first Wednesday of the month, 2:00 pm, Congregational Church of Soquel, 4951 Soquel Drive, Soquel 95073. For patients and caregivers. Call for details.

http://www.easepd.org

 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

3150 Mission Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(831) 462-7770

Meets last Wednesday each month 7 – 9 pm.

www.scprostate.org

 

SUTTER MATERNITY & SURGERY CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ

2900 Chanticleer Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(831) 477-2200

Specializes in the care of medical, surgical and obstetrical patients and their families.
www.sutterhealth.org/

 

VISTA CENTER FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED

3315 Mission Drive, Suite B, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(831) 458-9766

Services and resources for the blind and visually impaired. Evaluation, training, support, and recreational activities. Low vision clinic with ophthalmologist referral.

www.vistacenter.org

 

WATSONVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

75 Nielson Street, Watsonville, CA 95076

(831) 724-4741
www.watsonvillehospital.com

 

WomenCARE

Women's Cancer Advocacy, Resources and Education

2901 Park Avenue, Suite A1, Soquel, CA 95073

(831) 457-2273

FREE support and resources for women with any kind of cancer and their loved ones. Emotional support groups, 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.

(831) 761-3973

Office hours: Mon – Thu 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fri 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WomenCARE is a program of Family Service Agency of the Central Coast.

www.fsa-cc.org/womencare/