Medical & Senior Services

Nevada County Health Department

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital – As the sole healthcare provider for Western Nevada County communities since 1958, the hospital combines local expertise with the resources of CHW, the eighth largest non-profit hospital system in the nation.

Nevada County Department of Social Services – Visit this site to access a list and links to resources offering interesting and fun activities for seniors, information about elder abuse prevention, Meals on Wheels, senior centers locations, senior heal care services and volunteer opportunities.

Gold Country Telecare–This service provides transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities. Advanced scheduling is required.
(530) 272-9958

FREED Center for Independent Living

FREED’s Mission is to eliminate barriers to full equality for people with disabilities through programs which promote independent living and effect systems change, while honoring dignity and self-determination. FREED is a gateway to expanded choices and options at any age. It has a number of programs centering on issues that arise with aging and disabilities and works with individuals and their families to determine needs, available choices and helpful connections. FREED provides services to residents of a five county area comprised of Nevada, Sierra, Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties.
RSVP: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program: Volunteer opportunities for seniors to become involved.  Everyone is invited to share their time and talents with Nevada County nonprofits, public agencies, and schools.  For persons 55 and over, accident, liability and excess auto insurance are provided and limited mileage reimbursement is available.  Visit the office at 471 Sutton Way, Suite 202 in Grass Valley or call weekedays 9 am – 2 pm at (530) 271—0255.  RSVP is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service and sponsored locally by the Area 4 Agency on Aging.

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence – The Falls Prevention coalition of Nevada County works to reduce the number of falls in the community..  The Coalition provides education about falls and how to reduce the risk of falling.  The information is designed for seniors, adult children and caregivers or anyone wanting to know more about falls.
(530) 272-2273

NEVADA COUNTY FOOD BANK: The Food Bank of Nevada County, CA is a non-profit food assistance agency providing food distribution and nutrition education to hungry individuals and families.

If you are unable to make it to a distribution site due to a medical condition and qualify for USDA commodities based on income guidelines, then you are eligible to be in our Outreach Program. Please read our Outreach Guidelines, and call our offices at 530-272-3796. We require a doctor’s note to verify that you are homebound

Dial 2-1-1
2-1-1 Nevada County is a free, confidential information and referral service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 Nevada County offers assistance in multiple languages, and services that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Utilizing a comprehensive computerized database of more than 1,282 nonprofit and public agencies at 1,739 different locations in Nevada County, trained information and referral specialists give personalized attention to each caller. Specialists can refer callers to a variety of service that best meet their needs, including:

  • Behavioral and Mental Health Services
  • Employment and Training
  • Housing and Shelter Information
  • Financial Assistance
  • Children’s Services
  • Senior Services
  • Food Programs
  • Health Care Services