Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services are composed of those public funded efforts to prevent / contain
infectious disease, improve public health, evaluate and treat psychiatric disorders,
problems resulting from substance abuse and general medical problems. Services also
include those efforts required to determine eligibility for various public assistance
programs including WIC, Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, TANF as well as support necessary to
secure and maintain employment.
The Sutter County Health and Human Services Department provides a client centered, outcome oriented, integrated,
cost effective delivery of services. Staff of this department are committed to safeguarding the
physical, emotional and social well being of others while promoting self-sufficiency and quality of
life and health for those we serve.
Prescription Drug Discount Cards
Sutter County has launched Drug Discount Card Programs to help consumers
cope with the high price of prescription drugs. The free prescription drug discount
cards offer an average savings of 20 percent off the retail
price of commonly prescribed drugs.
The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income, or existing
health coverage and are accepted at 15 of the County’s pharmacies.
Check out the SutterHelps Website
Visit the new SutterHelps Website
and try out the
which is a simple and convenient way for you to check your eligibility for the many federal,
state and local programs that the county administers. Please note that this tool does not ask
for your name or share your information with anyone.
Helping Children Achieve Academic Success
We live in a time when success seems to be equated to being famous and making lots of
money. A large portion of our current society glorifies athletic superstars, rock stars
and singing divas, in spite of the fact that very few people can achieve such stardom
and wealth. Unfortunately, the education level of a person does not seem to be held in
high regard. The reality is that the level of education a person achieves is what is
most likely to correlate with success in society. Fortunately, education in this
country is available to everyone. It is never too late to learn and achieve success.
Controlling your Portion Sizes in a Super-Size-It World
When McDonald's opened its doors in 1955, the original fast food meal came in one
size and contained 590 calories. Today, the average fast food meal is about 1350
calories. It's not only fast food portions that have gone wild, it's seen in all
food types. From sodas to muffins to bagels to smoothies and coffee drinks, our
food portions have grown exponentially in the last 20 years.
Medicare Provider Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Referral
The Sutter County Health and Human Services Department has implemented a department wide effort
to design, develop and manage a comprehensive system-wide Compliance Program regarding
claiming of governmental funds paid for services and install explicit ethical standards
throughout the department.
This effort supports actions by the federal and state governments to guard against
waste, abuse and fraud in programs where governmental funds are received.
Sutter County develops and maintains programs that contain quality efforts provided by
caring staff who maintain high program integrity. We are committed to standards of
conduct that support all federal, state and local laws and regulations. In order to
maintain high program quality we have established a compliance officer to discuss any
concerns and receive any questions regarding our actions. You can contact the
compliance officer at 530-822-7408, via
, or complete a
Provider Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Referral Form
online. Your contact can be as
confidential as you wish.
New single nationwide number for Poison Control
American Association of Poison Control Centers
has established a single number for
people to use to reach their local poison control center. The new number is
When people call this number, a computer checks their area code
and first three digits of the phone number and connects the caller to their nearest
poison control center.
Sutter Wellness Newsletter
Health and Human Services Director:
1445 Veterans Memorial Circle