Health & Well-Being

Health & Well-Being

Living a healthy lifestyle is a choice. Eating well and being active are the cornerstones to creating a happy and fulfilling life. We offer a number of exciting programs and resources to set you on the path of healthy living here in Tulare County.

California Children's Services
California Children's Services

California Children's Services program assists families when they are unable to pay for their child’s medical needs and if they have a qualifying medical condition.

Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP)
Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP)

The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program provides no-cost health checkups to children and youth from low-income families.

Child Welfare Services
Child Welfare Services

Assists families in providing preventive services when health and safety issues occur. CWS is dedicated to helping families achieve safety and stability, making sure children are protected from abusive and potentially harmful situations, and ensuring families in our system receive the services they need.

Child Welfare Services Family Advocate
Child Welfare Services Family Advocate

The Child Welfare Services (CWS) Family Advocate provides assistance to families involved in the CWS system. This may include birth parents, children, relatives, and resource families.

Community Health Assessment (CHA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Community Health Assessment (CHA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

The CHA is intended to assess health behaviors, health outcomes, and the social, economic, and environmental factors impacting health in Tulare County through the collection of data and by listening to the ideas and concerns of people and organizations from across the county.

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.

Cultural Competency
Cultural Competency

Tulare County’s Mental Health Plan is dedicated to promoting and delivering cultural and linguistic competency activities across the Tulare County Mental Health System of Care.

Family Planning, Access, Care & Treatment (PACT)
Family Planning, Access, Care & Treatment (PACT)

The Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (PACT) program provides family planning services for low-income men, women, and teens. Services include education, contraceptives, and prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Foster Youth Resources
Foster Youth Resources

As a child or youth in foster care, you may experience many challenges; here are some resources to help you tackle them.

Health Care Centers
Health Care Centers

Tulare County's Health Care Centers focus on the family's health and well-being by providing top level diagnosis, and prognosis, as well as preventative and general medicine.

HIV / AIDS / STD
HIV / AIDS / STD

The HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education program provides education to community alcohol and drug rehabilitation groups to help prevent the spread of this disease.

Immunizations
Immunizations

To help Tulare County parents make sure their children get all the immunizations (shots) they need and at the right ages, the Immunization Program provides vaccines to children whose parents or guardians cannot afford them.

In-Home Parent Education
In-Home Parent Education

In the convenience and privacy of your own home, or at your local Family Resource Center, you can learn more about how to cope when problems arise and how to deal with a child’s disruptive behaviors before they become problems.

LGBTQ Youth Resources
LGBTQ Youth Resources

Tulare County partners with The Trevor Project to provide a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) youth in crisis, as well as for their family and friends.

Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)
Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)

The Local Oral Health Program's (LOHP) mission is to improve the oral health of all Californians through prevention, education, and organized community efforts.

Mandated Reporting
Mandated Reporting

To make a report, a mandated reporter must contact the appropriate local law enforcement or county child welfare agency, listed on this page. 

Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal is California's name for the Federal program Medicaid.
Medi-Cal provides no- or low-cost health care for individuals, families with children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and persons with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS.

Mental Health Clinical Services
Mental Health Clinical Services

Public mental health clinics provide services that help individuals with mental illness manage their symptoms and avoid crises. Our goal is to help you avoid hospitalization and help you live and thrive within your community.

Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP)
Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP)

Tulare County's Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) program increases access to healthy foods and provides nutrition education across the county.

Presumptive Transfers
Presumptive Transfers

A “presumptive transfer” establishes a prompt transfer of responsibility for arranging specialty mental health services from the county of original jurisdiction to the county in which a foster child resides.

Resource Family Approval
Resource Family Approval

If you are interested in becoming a resource family, our friendly staff will answer all your questions and help you gather the necessary information to take this important step in your life—and in the life of one or more children.

Safely Surrender Your Baby
Safely Surrender Your Baby

There are options. Do not abandon your baby.

No Shame | No Blame | No Names

Dial 1-877-222-9723 (1-877-BABY-SAF)

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

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Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.