IHSS Application

Notice of Temporary Closure

Adult Services, at 808 E St., will be temporarily closed for construction beginning Nov. 6, 2017. We expect to be closed for approximately 6 weeks. During this time, our staff will be at the following location:
2440 W 6th St.
Eureka, CA

This building is located at the Humboldt Plaza, across from the Harley Davidson retail store. If you would like to reach us by telephone, please call us at 707-476-2100.


Individuals who want to receive In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) complete an application, then a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) employee will come to the individual’s home and assess the individual’s abilities to live safely at home.

The individual’s medical condition, living arrangement, and resources currently available will be taken into consideration. If the individual is determined eligible, he or she chooses a person to provide the services needed.

Care Provider

A family member or friend may serve as a care provider, or one may be selected through the Care Provider Registry. If you are interested in becoming an IHSS Care Provider, read the IHSS Handbook (PDF) and contact us for more information.


To be eligible for IHSS, an applicant must:
  • Be a California resident and reside in his or her own home
  • Be aged 65 and over, blind, or disabled
  • Be receiving Medi-Cal benefits
  • Have low income as set by Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/State Supplementary Payment (SSP) standards
    • If income exceeds SSI/SSP standards, eligibility may exist with a share of cost.