Local Health Resources & Organizations

Quick Reference

2-1-1 San Diego
Connects people with community, health, and disaster services in San Diego County. 24-hour free, confidential phone service (dial 211) and searchable online database. Includes information on food assistance, health and wellness, military and veterans services, and needs such as housing, homeless services, transportation, and utility assistance.

Health Info Lines
Listing of phone numbers (mostly toll-free) of approximately 50 National Institutes of Health institutes, centers, and initiatives. Some include TTY numbers for the hearing impaired, and some indicate bilingual personnel are available

MedlinePlus: Directories
A collection of links to directories to help you find libraries, doctors and dentists in numerous specialties, other healthcare providers, hospitals and clinics, and other healthcare facilities and services.

MedlinePlus: Organizations
Alphabetical collection of hundreds of organizations providing health information. Also available arranged by topic.




Being Alive San Diego
3940 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

County of San Diego HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch

Family Health Centers of San Diego: HIV and Hepatitis Services
21 locations throughout San Diego; most include STD testing services
HIV Coordinated Services & Prevention Center
4040 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104
The Night Clinic at Hillcrest Family Health Center
4094 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

HIV/AIDS Nightline
415-434-2437 or tollfree 800-628-9240, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
HIV Textline: 415-200-2920

UC San Diego Health System: Owen Clinic: HIV/AIDS Treatment 
Medical Offices South, Third Floor, 4168 Front St., San Diego, CA 92103



Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous: San Diego County
San Diego Central Office
7075 Mission Gorge Road, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92120
619-265-8762 (24 hours a day)

Español: Oficina Central Hispana de A.A.
1913 Euclid Ave., Unit 108B,, San Diego, CA 92105
Lunes a Viernes de 10am-8pm

Narcotics Anonymous: San Diego/Imperial Counties
619-584-1007 or 800-479-0062, 24 hours, 7 days a week
619-546-0774 Español.

SMART Recovery®
Abstinence-based, nonprofit organization with a self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using. Program is based on cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy called REBT, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Toll free: 866-951-5357

SMART Recovery® Family & Friends
Helps those who are affected by the substance abuse, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or other addictions of a loved one.
Toll free: 866-951-5357

Stepping Stone of San Diego, Inc.
Nonprofit alcohol and drug treatment program (residential and outpatient) specializing in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community
3767 Central Ave., San Diego, CA 92105



Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias

Alzheimer’s Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter
24-Hour Helpline: 800-272-3900

The Alzheimer’s Project (San Diego)
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors established this regional initiative to address the toll of the disease on families, communities and our health care systems. It is focused on four fronts: The search for a cure, clinical diagnosis and disease management, care for patients and caregivers and public education.

Alzheimer’s San Diego
3635 Ruffin Rd., Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92123



Assisted Living/Home Health Care/Caregiver

ElderHelp of San Diego
Nonprofit organization that provides information and services to help seniors remain independent and in their own homes.
5095 Murphy Canyon Road, #100 San Diego, CA 92123

San Diego Eldercare Directory
Local online guide to information on senior housing, independent living, long-term care facilities, caregiving, healthcare, behavioral health, wellness, equipment & services, end-of-life issues, in-home solutions, insurance, and more. Sponsored by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Southern Caregiver Resource Center
Provides free support services and information for families caring for frail older adults and adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in San Diego County.
891 Kuhn Drive, Suite 200, Chula Vista, CA 91914
858-268-4432 or 800-827-1008
Español: Centro Sureño de Recursos para Cuidadores o llame 858-268-4432.



Burn Centers

Burn Institute
8825 Aero Dr., Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92123-2269

UCSD Regional Burn Center
200 W. Arbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92103




American Melanoma Foundation
San Diego-based, volunteer-run, nonprofit organization provides information on its website.

California Colorectal Cancer Coalition
Mailing Address: 2253 Soledad Rancho Rd., San Diego, CA 92109

Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California, Inc.
11155 Mountain View Ave., Suite 105, Loma Linda, CA 92354

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: San Diego/Hawaii Chapter
3890 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92123

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, CA 90266

Prostate Cancer Foundation
1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Rady Childrens Hospital San Diego: Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
Acute Care Pavilion, 3010 Children’s Way – 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92123

Sharp Grossmont Hospital: David & Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment
5555 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942
Medical Oncology Department: 619-644-3030
Radiation Oncology Department: 619-740-4500
Outpatient Infusion Center: 619-740-4469




Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International: Southern California Chapter
1391 Warner Avenue, Suite D, Tustin, CA 92780




Also see our section on Disability Resources.

Braille Institute: San Diego Center
9635 Granite Ridge Dr., #130, San Diego, CA  92123
858-452-1111 or 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553)
Información en Español

Challenge Center
Provides services for individuals with severe physical disabilities, their families, and caregivers.
5540 Lake Park Way, La Mesa, CA 91942

Challenged Sailors San Diego
Free sailing educational and rehabilitation programs for individuals with disabilities.
Sunroad Resort Marina
955 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92101

Disability Accessible Travel in San Diego
(San Diego Tourism Authority) This travel guide provides resources and information on accessible hotels, tours, lift transportation, attractions and more.
750 B St., Suite 1500, San Diego, CA, 92101

Easter Seals Southern California
Serves people and families who face a wide range of disabilities, including physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and educational
1063 McGaw Avenue, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92614

Hearing Loss Association of America:San Diego Chapter  The Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association (HLAA-CA) provides information, education, support and advocacy services to Californians with hearing loss. e-mail: HLAASD@gmail.com

Home of Guiding Hands
Provides programming and housing for men, women, and children with developmental disabilities.
1908 Friendship Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-0501

International Dyslexia Association: San Diego Branch
12285 Oak Knoll Road, Poway, CA 92064
619-295-3722 or 800-657-03871

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
PO Box 84601, San Diego, CA 92138-4601

San Diego Center for the Blind
5922 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115

San Diego Regional Center
Provides services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families.
4355 Ruffin Rd., Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92123

United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County
8525 Gibbs Dr., Suite 209, San Diego, CA 92123



Domestic Violence

San Diego Domestic Violence 24-Hour Toll-free Crisis Line: 888-385-4657
(Operated by the Center for Community Solutions for all of San Diego County)
Linea de Assistencia de Violencia Doméstica en San Diego: 888-385-4657

National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Toll-free Hotline: 800-799-7233 (SAFE)
Linea Directa Nacional de Violencia Doméstica, 24 horas, bilingüe, y confidencial: 800-799-7233

Center for Community Solutions
460 N. Magnolia, El Cajon, CA 92020

San Diego Domestic Violence Council
The SDDVC is made up of a county-wide team of over 300 member organizations including domestic violence service programs, criminal justice agencies, social service agencies, healthcare, primary and higher education, and others, as well as community members.

YWCA of San Diego County
1012 C St., San Diego, CA 92101
YWCA 24-Hour Emergency Hotline: 619-234-3164



Family Planning

The majority of community health clinics offer family planning services. 

Family Health Centers of San Diego: Prenatal Support Services

Planned Parenthood – El Cajon Center (plus other locations throughout San Diego County)
1685 E. Main St., Suite 301, El Cajon, CA 92021
Información en Español



Health Associations

ALS Association: Greater San Diego Chapter (San Diego and Imperial Counties)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (often called Lou Gehrig’s disease)
1980 Peacock Blvd Suite A, Oceanside, CA 92056
Email: sdweb@alasd.org

American Heart Association: San Diego Division
9404 Genesee Ave., Suite 240, La Jolla, CA 92037

American Lung Association: San Diego Division
2020 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92108

Autism Society of America: San Diego County Chapter
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92123
Email: info@autismsocietysandiego.org

Community Health Improvement Partners

5095 Murphy Canyon Road., Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92123
Email: chipinfo@sdchip.org

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter
9404 Genesee Ave., Suite 135, San Diego, CA 92037
Email: sandiego@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County
2055 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104
Email: info@epilepsysandiego.org

Hemophilia Association of San Diego County
3550 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92108
Email: info@hasdc.org

Lupus Foundation of Southern California
Mailing Address: 17777 Center Court Dr., Suite 600, Cerritos, CA  90703
Email: infoSoCal@lupus.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Pacific South Coast Chapter
9915 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite 325, San Diego, CA 92131
Toll free 800-344-4867

Parkinson’s Association of San Diego
P.O. Box #1633, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Email: info@parkinsonsassociation.org

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America: San Diego Chapter
837 South 47th St., San Diego, CA 92113
Email: scdaasandiego@gmail.com



Health Clinics

San Diego American Indian Health Center – Nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center providing services to Native Americans living in the San Diego area. Emphasis is on the urban American Indian population, but the center welcomes everyone. All verified American Indians/Alaska Natives are eligible for care regardless of residency or tribal affiliation.
2630 First Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
Email: info@sdaihc.or



Heart, Kidney, Liver

American Heart Association: San Diego Division
9404 Genesee Ave., Suite 240, La Jolla, CA 92037

National Kidney Foundation: NKF Serving Southern California and Nevada
20929 Ventura Blvd., Suite 47-216, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-783-8153 or toll free 800-747-5527
Email: nkfsca@kidney.org



Hospice Care

The Elizabeth Hospice
8989 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 190, San Diego, CA 92108

Radiant Hospice
7675 Dagget St, Suite 370, San Diego, CA 92111

Sharp HospiceCare
8881 Fletcher Parkway, Suite 336, La Mesa, CA 91942
619-667-1900 or toll free 800-681-9188
Sharp HospiceCare services are offered at Sharp’s four hospitals, including Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Vitas Hospice
9655 Granite Ridge Dr., Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92123
858-499-8901 or toll free 844-951-4334
Información en Español





Mental Health

In Crisis?

988 has been designated as the new (July 2022) three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

California Youth Line Crisis  800-843-5200

County of San Diego Access and Crisis Line 888-724-7240, TDD 619-641-6992
Find help now: Dial 2-1-1 for resource assistance from 211 San Diego

California Coalition for Youth: Youth Crisis Line
800-843-5200, 24/7, toll free, confidential

Courage to Call
24 hours toll-free 877-698-7838 or dial 2-1-1 option 4
Veteran-run, peer-to-peer support program in San Diego County. Veteran-staffed 24/7 helpline provides free, confidential information, guidance, and referrals, to active and former military or Guard and their families and loved ones.

It’s Up to Us – Campaign sponsored by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency designed to empower San Diegans to talk openly about mental illness, recognize symptoms, utilize local resources, and seek help.
Up2SD (Men)
Up2SD (Older Adults)
Up2SD (Military/Veteran)
Up2SD (Women)
Up2SD (Children and Teens)
Todo Depende de Nosotros información en Español

Mental Health America of San Diego County
4069 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego
Helpline: 800-523-5933 or 619-543-1434 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
5095 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 320, San Diego, CA 92123
858-634-6580 x152
Email: info@namisd.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Dial the 3 digit number 988 for easy access or 800-273-TALK (8255), 24/7, free and confidential support



Senior and Caregiver Issues

caregiverSD.com – Directory on the San Diego Union-Tribune website designed to be a trusted source of information, resources, and support for family caregivers.

City of El Cajon Recreation Department: Programs for Seniors
200 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA 92020

Elderhelp (“Helping seniors stay in their homes”)
5095 Murphy Canyon Rd, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92123
Email: info@elderhelpofsandiego.org

Elder Law & Advocacy – Free and low-cost civil legal services, Medicare counseling and advocacy (HICAP), and referrals to community service providers to qualifying seniors.
5151 Murphy Canyon Rd., Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92123

La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center
8450 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942

Meals On Wheels East County Service Center
131 Chambers St., Suite 100, El Cajon, CA 92020

Meals On Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc.
2254 San Diego Ave., Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92110
619-260-6110 or 800-5 SENIOR (800-573-6467)

RideFACT – Affordable Senior Transportation – Serves all cities in San Diego County as well as Ramona and Spring Valley. Provides low-cost general purpose trips for seniors (age 60+) 7 days a week. Call 888-924-3228 for reservations.

San Diego Eldercare Directory San Diego Eldercare Directory
Local online guide to information on senior housing, independent living, long-term care facilities, caregiving, healthcare, behavioral health, wellness, equipment & services, end-of-life issues, in-home solutions, insurance, and more. Sponsored by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Senior Nutrition Centers/Senior Dining Centers (County of San Diego) – Includes links to locations which provide hot lunches during the week for adults age 60+. Also includes links to information for home-delivered meals for those age 60+ and homebound.

Senior Resource Center: Sharp Grossmont Hospital
9000 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, CA 91942

Southern Caregiver Resource Center
891 Kuhn Drive, Suite 200, Chula Vista, CA 91914
858-268-4432 or 800-827-1008
Información sobre el Centro Sureño de Recursos para Cuidadores en Español



Social Services

2-1-1 San Diego
Connects people with community, health, and disaster services in San Diego County. 24-hour confidential phone service (dial 211) and searchable online database.

Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
3888 Paducah Drive, San Diego, CA 92117 (office only, no services at this address)

County Medical Services (County of San Diego)
Program that funds medical care for uninsured indigent adult county residents
Call 800-587-8118 to request an appointment and apply for CMS.

Episcopal Community Services
401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 350, National City, CA 91950 (administrative offices only)
Email: info@ecscalifornia.org

Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Turk Family Center, 8804 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92123

The Salvation Army: El Cajon Corps Community Center
1011 E. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92021
619-440-4683 or 800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769)

The Salvation Army: Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
6753 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92115