Here are some links to programs and resources from health and wellness organizations specific to East County.
County of San Diego – Health and Human Services Agency
The Health and Human Services Agency is one of five groups or divisions of the San Diego County government. They provide a broad range of health and social services to promote wellness, self-sufficiency, and a better quality of life for individuals and families in San Diego County.
Live Well San Diego
Live Well San Diego is the County of San Diego’s vision for a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely, and Thriving. It aligns the efforts of individuals, organizations, and government to help all 3.3 million San Diego County residents live well.
The GHD Health & Wellness Library
The Herrick Health Library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) to meet the health information needs of local residents. It is a comprehensive consumer health and wellness library with free resources reserved for those that live, work, or have a healthcare connection to East County.
East County Assist
East County Assist is a community-based volunteer reference tool for accessing local resources as part of the San Diego East County Chamber Foundation. They promote collaboration between public, private, and non-profit sectors to discover and action solutions for homelessness in East County.
East Public Health Center
The East Public Health Center provides access to preventive health services & information. Public Health Nurse home visits with emphasis on communicable disease control and maternal child health, particularly for high-risk families and individuals.
SD Workforce Partnership
SD Workforce Partnership equips job seekers with services and resources to increase their economic mobility, help businesses grow, rebuild, and thrive equitably, and prepare children and young adults for the world of work.
Cuyamaca College offers a wide scope of challenging courses, from drafting technology and child development to paralegal training, from computer and information science or ornamental horticulture to automotive technology.
Grossmont College serves a diverse learning community of students, primarily from suburban locations in East San Diego County, and also from the city of San Diego neighborhoods, and surrounding communities, as well as locations across the state, the nation, and more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid healthcare program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources.
CalFresh is also known as the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). CalFresh is a program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines. CalFresh benefits help supplement your food budget and allow families and individuals to buy nutritious food.
San Diego WIC
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.
MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
MedlinePlus en Español
MedlinePlus en español es el sitio web de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud para pacientes, familiares, y amigos. Producida por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de los Estados Unidos, MedlinePlus le brinda información sobre enfermedades, afecciones, y bienestar en un lenguaje fácil de leer. MedlinePlus le ofrece información confiable y actualizada en todo momento, en cualquier lugar y de forma gratuita.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive healthcare facility in East County. Grossmont Hospital offers quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations, and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective, and accessible manner.