South Region Live Well Center at National City


The South Region Live Well Center at National City supports the vision for a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely, and Thriving by efficiently providing public services that build strong and sustainable communities.  Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please call 619-731-3321.

The South Region Live Well Center at National City provides self-sufficiency services and eligibility determinations for State and County funded programs like CalWORKs, CalFresh, Cash Assistance for Immigrants (CAPI), Refugee Cash Assistance, and Medi-Cal.  While at the Live Well Center customers have the opportunity to access County and Health & Human Services Agency programs. The services are provided during normal business hours however; each department office hours may vary.  Programs include Aging & Independence Services (AIS), Military & Resident Resource Center, Department of Child Support Services, and In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority.

Program Descriptions

CalWORKs: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a Federal and State mandated County administered program.  CalWORKs provides temporary cash assistance to eligible families with minor children to move from dependency to self-sufficiency through employment. Payments are determined by family size, cooperation status, and any income received. Benefit levels are determined by the California Department of Social Services. CalWORKs is intended to transition people from welfare to work.

The South Region's Welfare to Work Contractor located at the South Region Live Well Center at Chula Vista, Public Consulting Group (PCG), engage CalWORKs customers in appropriate work and work-related activities to break barriers to sustain employment and assist them to become self-sufficient. CalWORKs customers are referred to PCG by a referral process. Existing clients may call (619) 270-4083 for assistance with their childcare needs.

CalFresh: CalFresh is a supplemental nutrition program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines. CalFresh helps support your food budget and allow families and individuals to buy nutritious food. CalFresh benefits are accessed by using Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. An EBT card is used the same way you would use a debit or ATM card. Eligibility and the amount of CalFresh benefits issued depend on your household size, income and certain living expenses.

CAPI: Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants is a state-funded program for certain immigrants who are not eligible for the federally funded Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) program. Benefits are based on the SSI/SSP payment levels. The payment level is based on living situation, type of benefit (aged, blind, or disabled), and any income received.

Medi-Cal: Medi-Cal is health care coverage; beneficiaries either receive full-scope coverage or restricted benefits based on immigration status.  It is a federally and state mandated program is  a safety net program intended to provide health care benefits for needy persons.  Depending on income amount, may have share of cost. Individuals may qualify for Medi-Cal if their Modified Adjusted Gross Income is less than 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Grant is affected by living situation and any income the applicant/recipient receives. Expanded Medi-Cal provides medical coverage to adults age 21-64.

Health Care Options Assistance - Provides Health Care Options assistance for low cost health insurance for children and youth seeking Medi-Cal. For more information, call (619) 731-3235.

Additional Departments

HHSA Aging & Independence Services - Aging & Independence Services (AIS) provides services to older adults, people with disabilities and their family members, to help keep clients safely in their homes, promote health and vital living, and publicize positive contributions made by older adults and persons with disabilities. For more information, please call (800) 510-2020.

Military & Residents Resource Center - The Military & Veterans Resource Center provides professional support services to Military, Veterans, survivors, and dependents. Support services range from transition assistance, employment/career services, healthcare, legal, family and community services, and benefits counseling through non-profit Veterans support organizations and accredited County.

Department of Child Support Services - The Department of Child Support Services delivers family-centered services by collaborating with 35,000 South County parents to establish and enforce court orders for financial support to support the long-term well-being of their children.  For more information, please call (866) 901-3212.

In Home Supportive Services Public Authority - The Public Authority acts as Employer of Record for IHSS Providers and operates a Registry of Providers, and performs other functions related to the administration of IHSS.  The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors acts as the Governing Body for the Public Authority. The Public Authority is a separate legal entity from the County, but works as a partner with IHSS, serving IHSS Providers and Consumers. For more information, please call (866) 351-7722.

Access - Customer Service Center call center is an extension of the County of San Diego Live Well Centers.  Serving residents, providers, and other government agencies with questions or needs related to Live Well Center programs and services, including providing case management services for existing FRC customers countywide. Access customer service representatives are experienced eligibility workers.  For more information, please call 1 (866) 262-9881.

Additional Resources - You may be eligible for other Local, State and Federal assistance programs and services. Contact the programs directly for more information.