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HSA Santa Cruz County Office of the Public Guardian

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General Agency Information
Name:HSA Santa Cruz County Office of the Public Guardian
Alternate Name(s):HSA Behavioral Health Division
HSA Santa Cruz County Public Guardians Office
Address:P.O. Box 1895
Santa Cruz, CA  95061
Primary Phone:831-454-4160
Website:santacruzhealth.org/HSAHome/HSADivisions/BehavioralHealth.aspx
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description:On behalf of the Santa Cruz County Mental Health Department, the Public Guardian manages the property, finances and personal care needs of county individuals who are substantially unable to provide for themselves.

ELIGIBILITY: A conservatorship is established when the Superior Court holds a hearing and a judge appoints a conservator to manage the financial and/or personal care needs of an individual who is either physically or mentally unable to properly provide for these needs alone.
Programs:Conservatorship Program:
Family members, physicians, friends or institutional staff may be concerned about the well-being of an individual who is:
Elderly and unable to provide for or manage their personal needs (physical health, food, clothing, financial resources, fraudulent influence from others)or
Gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder and unable to provide for their basic necessities (food, clothing, shelter).

If so, they can make a referral to the Public Guardian/Conservatorship Investigator to investigate the need for a conservator.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within Three Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:Sliding Scale
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:County Government
 
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Health Services Agency of Santa Cruz County
 
Subject Headings
 Government Agencies
Probate Conservatorship Assistance
Public Guardianship/Conservatorship Programs
This record last modified April 29, 2015

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