Take care of yourself!

One of the leading causes of homelessness is a person’s lack of healthcare. There are many resources in our community that can be afforded to you at little to no costs if you qualify.

You have options to prevent or treat illness and you should take advantage of that. People who do not tend to their healthcare needs put themselves at risk for life altering events, including ruined credit, preventable disease, and potential loss of housing stability.

Below are local resources that can assist you with your health needs. Click on applicable tabs to learn more about agencies and programs.

Coordinated Assessment and Referral System (CARS)

Healthcare needs by type

Clinica De Salud

Locations in Salinas, Pajaro, Castroville, Greenfield, Gonzales, King City, Soledad, and Chualar
(831)-757-8689 | (831)-970-1972 for Mobile Clinic

  • Comprehensive healthcare with an emphasis on farm workers families
  • Services at clinics range from pediatrics to gynecology to mental health
  • Cost is on a sliding fee scale. Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Covered California insurance accepted.
  • Mobile clinic serving homeless communities in Monterey, Salinas, and the Pajaro River District. Includes dental and medical care.
  • For the mobile clinic schedule, click here

Natividad Medical Center 

1441 Constitution Blvd, Salinas (831) 755-4111

  • Trauma Center
  • Provides referrals to the respite center (for people that are not ill enough to stay in the hospital but need a place to stay after being released)

*CHOMP and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital also have referrals*

San Benito Health Foundation

351 Felice Drive, Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 637-5306

  • Family Practice
  • Preventative medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Family Planning
  • Pediatrics
  • Immunizations/Screenings Medi-cal
  • HIV/AIDS Testing & Counseling
  • Ophthalmology
  • Specialty Services
  • Behavioral Health
  • CPSP Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program

Whole Person Care 

1270 Natividad Rd, Salinas (831)755-4500

1111 San Felipe Road, Suite 109. Hollister (831) 638-3383

  • Provides case management for vulnerable Medi-Cal recipients.
  • Assesses your health, housing, and social service needs
  • Refers you to therapists, housing services, employment training
  • Provides assistance with transportation, food and nutrition, support groups

Planned Parenthood (For men and women) 

Seaside: 625 Hilby Ave  – (831)-394-1691

Salinas: 316 N Main St – (831)-758-8261

Watsonville: 398 S Green Valley Rd – (831)-724-7525

Gilroy (closest to San Benito) 760 Renz Lane – (408)-847-1739

*Not every clinic offers the same services. Please call in advance to ensure proper treatment*

  • Abortion services
  • Birth Control
  • General Health Care
  • HIV testing
  • STD testing, treatment, and vaccines
  • Morning-after-pill (emergency contraception)
  • Pregnancy testing and services
  • Women’s Health Care (pap smears, breast exams, check ups for sexual/reproductive health, infertility, and much more)
  • Men’s Health Care (check ups for sexual/reproductive health, colon cancer screenings, jock itch, erectile dysfunction, infertility)

Monterey County Dept. of Behavioral Health

1441 Constitution Boulevard, Bldg 400, Suite 202, Salinas

299 12th Street, Suite A, Marina

359 Gabilan Drive, Soledad

200 Broadway Street, Suite 70, King City

Toll Free: (888) 258-6029

San Benito County Dept. Of Behavioral Health

1131 San Felipe Road, Hollister        (831) 636-4020

  • Provides screening and referrals to community resources
  • Group orientation to mental health services
  • For those eligible for Medi-Cal, other services include case management, referrals, and advocacy
  • Prevention and intervention in alcohol and drug abuse

Interim, Inc.

Various locations in Monterey County


  • Offers a variety of transitional programs including for those in crisis or in recovery as well as permanent supportive programs
  • Provides educational and employment services

*These programs require referrals from the Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau*

Genesis House

1152 Sonoma Ave, Seaside (831)-899-2436

  • Residential substance abuse treatment program with stays ranging from 3-10 months.
  • Children under 5 may stay with their mothers in the house.
  • Individual and group counseling with NA/AA meetings
  • Cost is based on a sliding scale. $5 minimum per day.
  • Case management and individualized treatment plans

Sun Street Centers

11 Peach Dr, Salinas     (831) 753-5135

  • A transitional sober living environment for men
  • Offers a variety of services including 12 step meetings and workshops

Hollister Sober Living Environment
(831) 262-1114

  • Transitional sober living environment for both men and women
  • Agree to a Sober Living Covenant
  • Supportive services including 12 step meeitngs available

Pueblo Del Mar Family Recovery Community-Marina
3043 MacArthur Dr, Marina     (831) 582-9461

  • Transitional sober living environment for families.
  • On site childcare & after school tutoring
  • Mental health services, job development, 12 step meetings, case management
  • Must be sober and pass random drug tests

Door to Hope

130 W. Gabilan St, Salinas     (831)-758-0181

  • 3 different types of residential recovery programs for women, pregnant women or women with children, and teen women
  • Affordable 3-6 month stays
  • Services include counseling, motivational enhancement therapy, 12 step therapy, and more.

Turning Point

116 E San Luis St, Salinas      (831)422-9171

**Must have a referral from a probation officer**

  • A transitional Housing Program for ex-inmates
  • Substance abuse treatment, including NA/AA meetings
  • Job training and counseling
  • Family reunification
  • Life skills and literacy programs

Beacon House

468 Pine Avenue, Pacific Grove     (831) 372-2334

  • Inpatient and outpatient drug or alcohol treatment. Inpatient treatment requires a clinical recommendation.
  • Extended stay addiction treatment programs (must first go through inpatient or outpatient treatment)
  • Includes counseling, medication management, case management, recovery focused exercises, etc.
  • A bed can be reserved with a $500 non-refundable deposit. Health insurance accepted.

Access Support Network

340 Church Street, Salinas     (831) 975-5016

  • Benefits Counseling- Insurance and benefit programs such as SSI, SSDI, Medi-Cal, Medicare, ADAP, OAHIPP, and private insurance programs can be confusing and daunting to those trying to utilize them. ASN helps their clients access the benefits available to them.
  • Heath Counseling
  • Housing Services- Finding suitable and stable housing for  clients is one of their highest priorities. ASN’s Housing & Benefits Specialist advises clients, assists with housing searches, is the liaison with local housing programs (such as Section 8) and works with clients concerning utilities.
  • Financial Assistance- Assistance is available to ASN’s HIV+ clients from the Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) program:
    • Transportation for out of county medical appointments
    • Health Insurance
    • Utility Assistance
    • Rental Assistance
    • ADAP/OAHIPP Enrollment Assistance