Public Assistance

Social Services facilities are offering limited in-person and curbside services. Most business can be conducted by phone 530-265-1340 or online at

All Medi-Cal renewals are waived until further notice. CalFresh and CalWORKs renewals may be completed without an interview in some situations.

Mission Statement

The mission for Public Assistance under the Department of Social Services (DSS) is opening doors, building community, and being of service to County citizens needing social, eligibility, or employment and training services.

Coronavirus Information: Accessing Services Remotely

To protect our community, The Nevada County Social Services Department is encouraging residents to apply for benefits on line or over the phone. Staff will be assisting customers via phone as much as possible.

To apply for public assistance benefits please apply online at, or contact the department at (530) 265-1340.  

Staff will be processing applications as normal and will contact you via phone if there is additional information needed.

If you have any questions about your ongoing benefits please utilize to email your worker or call your worker directly. Your worker is listed on your case benefit paperwork. 

We encourage you to practice self-care by washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, sneezing and coughing in to a tissue and by staying home in compliance with the statewide shelter in place order.

Thank you for helping us keep our community healthy. 

Truckee: Accessing Services Remotely

  • Services will be provided remotely or by appointment only.
  • For Medi-Cal and Social Services, call 530-582-7803.
  • For Public Health Clinic, call 530-582-7814
  • For existing appointments, staff will reach out to you to discuss your appointment.

Truckee: Accesar Servicios Remotamente

  • Se proporcionarán servicios por sistema electrónico o solo con cita.
  • Para Medi-Cal y Servicios Sociales llame a 530-582-7803.
  • Para la Clínica de Salud Pública y los Servicios de Conducto de Salud llame a 530-582-7814.
  • Para las citas existentes, el personal se comunicará con usted para discutir su cita.
Health Care

Medical Coverage

Medical Coverage is available for individuals and families through programs including Medi-Cal and the County Medical Services Program (CMSP).

Food Assistance

CalFresh (Food Stamps)

CalFresh is a federal program that provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.

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Cash Assistance for Families

CalWORKs is a temporary financial assistance and employment services program for low or no income families in California.

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Cash Assistance for Individuals

A supplemental assistance program for those persons who are ineligible for aid under any federal or state program.


Employment Services

Alliance For Workforce Development, Inc. and Career Center is the connection point for job seekers and employers.