Emergencies

Emergencies

Search here for information on different kinds of emergencies. If you are currently having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services

The Adult Protective Services program has the very serious responsibility of helping dependent or elderly (age 65 or over) adults remain safely in their homes by responding to requests for help or reports of negligence or abuse.

Communicable Disease and Other Required Reporting
Communicable Disease and Other Required Reporting

Under the California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (Section 2500), public health professionals, medical providers, and others are mandated to report approximately 85 diseases or conditions to their local health department.

Community Warm Line
Community Warm Line

When you need to talk to someone about your anxieties or concerns, try the Tulare County Warm Line. The Warm Line is a number you can call when you need to speak with someone who will listen to your concerns without judgment or criticism.

Current List of Cooling Centers - English & Spanish
Current List of Cooling Centers - English & Spanish
Current List of Warming Centers - English & Spanish
Current List of Warming Centers - English & Spanish
Mental Health Crisis Line
Mental Health Crisis Line

Our Crisis Line provides a resource for individuals (and their family and friends) with mental illness and those considering suicide.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)
Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)

PHEP plays a vital role in emergency preparedness. The program focuses on preparing for and responding to events that pose a substantial risk to the health of the county’s residents, including public health threats and other emergencies.

Reporting Child Abuse
Reporting Child Abuse

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-331-1585; operators accept calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention

Although it’s a preventable public health problem, suicide has touched many of us in one way or another.


Agency News

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Each month a different health topic will be covered. 

Aging Services Programs Overview

Aging Services Programs Overview

If we are lucky, we will all grow old at some point in our lives. To help us handle the challenges that may affect us as we age, the HHSA Aging Services programs have a lot to offer. 

Adult Protective Services/Public Guardian

Adult Protective Services/Public Guardian

We all have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect and to be free of neglect and abuse. Adult Protective Services and the Public Guardian’s Office help to give the elderly and vulnerable the protection and care they need and deserve.