In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Are you a current Placer County IHSS Provider or Recipient? If so, we have a limited supply of Personal Protective Equipment – PPE (masks/gloves) for you!
If you would like to receive free PPE:
For the quickest response please email the IHSS/PA Call Center at IHSS@placer.ca.gov to submit your request. Make sure to include your name, the mailing address where you would like the PPE to be sent, your mask size and glove size (small, medium, or large) and your IHSS case number or provider number -- leaving out any of this information will delay the processing of your request.
If you are unable to utilize email, you can also call the IHSS/PA Call Center to submit your request at 530-889-7115. Make sure to include all of the above information in your voicemail.
If you are receiving county-provided PPE or if you have your own PPE that you are utilizing, click the link below to see a demonstration on how to properly put on and remove the PPE:
For more information regarding caregiving during this challenging time, CareAcademy has released a FREE COVID-19 Certification Class that prepares direct care workers to perform critical frontline work. With this self-study class, gain relevant, reliable information about the virus and learn how to care for yourself and your recipients amidst the COVID-19 pandemic:
The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program will help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, disabled, or blind. Disabled children are also potentially eligible for IHSS. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.
View the IHSS brochure (PDF) for more information. The types of services which can be authorized through IHSS include:
- Accompaniment to medical appointments
- Grocery shopping
- Meal preparation
- Personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming, and paramedical services)
- Protective supervision for the mentally impaired
Important COVID19 Information
To apply for In-Home Supportive Services, please complete the application (PDF) and first page of the Health Certification (PDF). Your Licensed Health Care Professional (LHCP) will need to complete the second page of the Health Certification. Fax them to 916-787-8922, ATTN: IHSS Intake and call the Placer County Adult Intake number at 916-787-8860 or toll free at 888-886-5401.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 Office Closure paperwork must be mailed or faxed in. Thank you.
Become a Provider for a Family Member or Friend
If you have been an IHSS Provider in the past -- even if in a different county -- please call us at 530-889-7115 before continuing, we may be able to expedite your enrollment. Public Authority personnel will assist you through the process.
If you do not have an IHSS recipient who you are currently working for STOP. Our Registry can refer you to IHSS recipients that have requested referrals, please apply online.
If you are working for a friend or family member who is a current IHSS recipient, please read this page.
Report Public Assistance Fraud
To Report Public Assistance Fraud, including IHSS, please call 916-784-6180.