Dial 211

Information & Referral System

2-1-1 Orange County is a nonprofit organization that provides information and a referral system linking Orange County residents to community health and human services and support. The helpline is provided by the California Public Utilities Commission. The system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the 3,000,000 residents of Orange County. Callers seeking assistance dial 2-1-1 (toll-free) and are connected with certified, multilingual Information and Referral Specialists who utilize a robust database to provide information on services such as:

  • Access to health insurance programs, especially for the uninsured or under-insured
  • Child development assessment services
  • Disaster response, including volunteer screening and charitable contributions options, during natural and manmade emergencies
  • Early detection and treatment programs
  • Equipment resources for older adults
  • Food
  • Government assistance programs
  • Parks, recreation and other municipal departments
  • Prenatal care
  • Prevention and safety services
  • Shelter / housing resources
  • Substance abuse assessment and treatment programs
  • Support group connection
  • Urgent care, medical, dental and vision services
  • Workforce development

For more information visit the 2-1-1 Orange County website.