Public Authority

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The Public Authority in Mendocino County helps to manage planning and delivery of IHSS services to those eligible recipients by maintaining the provider orientation and enrollment process. The Public Authority provides the following services:

  • Background check and fingerprints
  • Provider orientation and complete enrollment process
  • A provider registry that provides lists of pre-screened workers to IHSS recipients/consumers and seniors seeking to hire home care workers
    • For more information about the provider registry, please call your local office and ask for the Public Authority
      • Fort Bragg (707) 962-1102 
      • Ukiah (707) 463-7900
      • Willits (707) 456-3700
      • Toll Free (877) 327-1799
    • To apply to be on the registry, please turn in a completed application to your nearest IHSS office

Benefits of Being an IHSS Provider
IHSS providers help Medi-Cal eligible elderly and disabled individuals to live in their own homes by providing various types of support.

  • No experience required
  • Flexible hours
  • Choice of services you are willing to provide
  • Your skills and desired workload can be matched with an appropriate IHSS recipient
  • Job opportunities are available throughout the county   

IHSS Advisory Committee
The IHSS Advisory Committee provides recommendations to improve processes and services for IHSS providers and recipients. More information, including meeting minutes and how to apply to be a member, can be found on the IHSS Advisory Committee page.

For More Information

Your Rights Under California Welfare Programs (PUB 13)

Sus Derechos Bajo Los Programas De Asistencia Públicia De California (PUB 13sp)

Reporting Suspected Fraud
If you suspect IHSS fraud or misuse of the program, please call your local IHSS office or the statewide IHSS Fraud Hotline at (888) 717-8302. 

  • 747 South State Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482
    (707) 463-7900

  • 472 East Valley Street

    Willits, CA 95490
    (707) 456-3700

  • 764 South Franklin Street
    Fort Bragg, CA 95437
    (707) 962-1102

  • Toll Free (877) 327-1799