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Health & Medical

Can I check on the status of a doctor's license?

Call the Medical Board of California at (916) 263-2466.

Can I find out the health rating of a restaurant?

Call the Tulare County Environmental Health Services at (559) 733-6441.

I am disabled and need help

Call the Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging at 3500 W. Mineral King Ave., Suite C, in Visalia or call 1-800-321-2462 toll-free or (559) 730-2553.

I am worried about dangerous materials in my home, work, school, such as asbestos and lead.

Asbestos:  For more information on asbestos in other consumer products, call the CPSC Hotline or write to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207. The CPSC Hotline has information on certain appliances and products, such as the brands and models of hair dryers that contain asbestos. Call CPSC at 1-800-638-CPSC or visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website.

Lead:  For information, you may call the Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD or visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website. Concerns in the workplace regarding lead paint should be directed to Cal-OSHA at (805) 654-4581.

I do not have health insurance

For information on health insurance, Medicare and Medi-Cal, contact the Tulare County Medi-Cal Processing Center, 26644 S. Mooney Blvd. Information: (559) 685-4825.

I have a problem with AIDS

Call the Tulare County AIDS Education and Prevention Program at (559) 733-6123,

I have a problem with rats or mice

If you have an issue with your landlord, contact Visalia Code Enforcement at (559) 713-4534.

I have questions about my child’s health

For information on a County Health Care Center near you, call the Tulare County Health & Human Services Information and Referral Line toll-free at 1-800-834-7121.

I have some mental health problems

Call the 24-hour Tulare County Mental Health Information line at 1-800-320-1616.

I need a disabled parking sticker

Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles at 1-800-777-0133. The office is located at 1711 E. Main St., in Visalia.

I need assistance with a family member who has long term health problems, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Call the Tulare County Adult/Aging Services  Information Line toll-free at 1-800-321-2462.

I need to know about home care

Contact Tulare County Adult/Aging Services at 1-800-321-2462

I need to know about Medicaid

Call the Tulare County Medi-Cal Processing Center at (559) 685-4825.

I need to know about Medicare

Call the Tulare County Medi-Cal Processing Center at (559) 685-4825.

I need to talk to the Health Department

Call the Tulare County Health & Human Services Information and Referral Line toll-free at 1-800-834-7121.

I want to know if a doctor has been subject to any disciplinary actions

Call the Medical Board of California at (916) 263-2466.

I want to make a complaint about unsanitary conditions in food or medical establishments

Contact the Tulare County Environmental Health Services Department at (559) 733-6441.

What does the restaurant health rating mean?

For information on restaurant health inspections, contact the Tulare County Environmental Health Services at (559) 733-6441.

Where are the nearest hospitals?

Kaweah Delta Health Care District is located at 400 W. Mineral King Ave., in Visalia. Information: (559) 624-2000.

Where can I get an AIDS test?

Call the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Information and Referral Line toll-free at 1-800-834-7121 for a clinic location near you

Where can I get my child immunized?

Call the Tulare County Immunizations Program at (559) 687-6903 for information on mobile and walk-in immunization clinics near you.

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