San Benito County

Health & Human Services Agency

Hollister, California

Public Assistance

Public Assistance

Caregiver Resource Flyer

Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), often referred to simply as the ACA, is a federal statute signed into law on March 23, 2010, designed to decrease the number of uninsured Americans, provide new protections for people who have health insurance, improve the health of Americans, and improve the efficiency and quality of health care delivery. The ACA requires insurance plans to provide minimum essential benefits, including mental health and substance use disorder services, as well as preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs


The goal of CalFresh is to assist low-income people and families purchase food they need for good health.  It is the nation’s first line of defense against hunger and the cornerstone of all federal nutrition assistance programs.

CalFresh Application Instructions

Disaster Relief Assistance
for Immigrants Project

(Proyecto de Asistencia para Inmigrantes Afectados
por la Pandemia de la COVID-19)


On September 27, 2021 will no longer be in use and (BenefitsCal. Together, we benefit.) will be the new website taking its place. is currently active, although you cannot use the site to apply for benefits at this time. It is worth familiarizing yourself with the site to see how it functions and looks, and there are some helpful videos and articles regarding the change as well.
For more information regarding BenefitsCal, click below.

Fresh Success Program

CalWORKs -
Cash Aid & Cal-Learn

The goal of CalWORKs is to provide cash assistance and services to eligible needy families, ultimately leading to sustainable self-reliance.
Cal-Learn is a CalWORKs program specifically designed to encourage our youngest CalWORKs recipients to pursue or continue education as the first steps to self-sufficiency. According to the United States Department of Labor, individuals without high school diplomas have the highest unemployment rates and the lowest paying jobs.

General Assistance

How to Apply

To apply for General Assistance, apply in person at San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency located at:

1111 San Felipe Road Suite 103
Hollister, CA.  95023

Ph: (831) 636-4180

SBC GA Handbook -April 2019

Young woman doing a job interview in the office and talking with client

County Medical Services Program
Path 2 Health


About the CMSP / P2H Program

The CMSP / P2H program is administered in 34 primarily rural California counties and funded exclusively by realignment revenue (motor vehicle license fees and sales tax) and county general revenue.

Program Requirements

  • Adults between the ages of 21-64
  • Residents of San Benito County
  • Income must be 200% of the current Federal Poverty Level (for CMSP)
  • Income must be less than or equal to 100% of the current Federal Poverty Level (forP2H)
  • Meet resource limit guidelines (for CMSP only)

Covered Medical Services

  • Medical care
  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Prescription coverage


The goal of Medi-Cal is to respond to the health care coverage needs growing number of uninsured individuals, and to address the need of supplemental coverage for individuals whose insurance premiums and deductibles are too costly.

We are currently encountering an increase in wait times at our office. To streamline your Medi-Cal renewal process, we recommend utilizing BenefitsCal.

How to Apply for Medi-Cal


You may apply online for Medi-Cal using the BenefitsCal website.


San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency is located at:

Health and Human Services Agency
1111 San Felipe Road, Suite 206
Hollister, CA  95023

About the Program

In California, each county is responsible for administering Medi-Cal eligibility and for interpreting state regulations.  


Program Requirements

Medi-Cal covers low-income adults, families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, children in foster care and former foster youth up to age 26.

Covered Services

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription

Food and Nutrition Service

Welfare Fraud Investigative Unit

The goal of the Welfare Fraud Investigative Unit is to safeguard public assistance funds at the county level through the prevention, detection, and investigation of welfare fraud and recovery of misspent funds.

Welfare-to-Work Program

The Welfare-to-Work Program serves CalWORKs recipients with the goal of self sufficiency through unsubsidized employment by providing individualized case management, supportive services, life skills training, and necessary employment and training services.


Deputy Director:  Lupe Rubalcava


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If any  questions arise concerning the translated version of the website, please refer to the original English version.
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