Contact the Licensing and Certification Program
Health care facilities in California are licensed, regulated, inspected, and/or certified by a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels, including the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Licensing and Certification program (L&C) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). L&C also oversees the certification of Nurse Assistants, Home Health Aides, Hemodialysis Technicians, and the licensing of Nursing Home Administrators.
Questions about the Licensing & Certification program should be directed to the phone numbers and address listed below.
- Specific questions regarding the Licensing & Certification program: (916) 552-8700 or Toll Free (800) 236-9747
- California Department of Public Health
Licensing and Certification
P.O. Box 997377, MS 3000
Sacramento, California 95899-7377
For general questions about the California Department of Public Health, please refer to the information on the Department’s “Contact Us” page at: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/services/contact/Pages/default.aspx
For assistance contacting other California state agencies (DMV, etc.), please go to http://www.ca.gov/Contact.html.
If you have questions regarding the status of your facility license application please contact either the Centralized Applications Unit (CAU) or the appropriate District Office.
| Bakersfield: (866) 222-1903
|| San Bernardino: (800) 344-2896|
| Chico: (800) 554-0350
|| San Diego (North): (800) 824-0613|
| East Bay: (866) 247-9100
|| San Diego (South): (866) 706-0759|
| Fresno: (800) 554-0351
|| San Francisco: (800) 554-0353|
| Los Angeles: (800) 228-1019
|| San Jose: (800) 554-0348|
| Orange County: (800) 228-5234
|| Santa Rosa: (866) 784-0703|
| Riverside: (888) 354-9203
|| Ventura: (800) 547-8267|
| Sacramento: (800) 554-0354
Aide and Technician Certification
(916) 327-2445 Main Number: Automated menu - during the prompt message, press 1 and 6 to speak to a CNA representative
(916) 552-8811 Message Center: Leave a voicemail and your call will be returned promptly
(916) 492-8232 Complaints
(916) 552-8785 Fax number
ATCS, Certification Unit
P.O. Box 997416, MS 3301
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
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