Want to apply for IHSS services?

Could you benefit from In-Home Supportive Services? Want to take advantage of Homebridge’s services? 

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a California government benefit program. In San Francisco, the County’s Human Services Agency oversees the administration of IHSS Services.  

IHSS provides assistance to income eligible aged, blind, and/or disabled adults so that they can remain safely in their own home.  

  1. Apply for In-Home Supportive Services in San Francisco in three ways: 

    • Website, click here.

    • In-person: Visit the Department of Aging and Adult Services Benefits and Resource Hub at 2 Gough St., Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm. 

    • Call: 415.355.6700 or 1.800.510.2020 

  2. If eligible, an IHSS social worker will determine: 

    • What types of services the consumer needs. Things like: 
      Personal Care: grooming, bathing, toileting, dressing,  moving in and out of bed; 
      Domestic Care: cleaning the home, laundry, preparation of meals; 
      Paramedical Care: bowel and bladder care, wound care, injections, nebulizer, catheter change, range of motion exercises, etc.  

    • How many hours the consumer needs according to State guidelines.  

    • The best way for each consumer to receive home care.

      • Most use friends or family as providers

      • Some use the SF IHSS Public Authority to find a provider 

      • Some are assigned to contract mode, provided by Homebridge 

Contract mode is typically used by a consumer who is unable to manage his or her own services.  

In San Francisco, IHSS consumers must be assigned Homebridge’s services and are unable to independently become a Homebridge client.