Become an IHSS Care Provider

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How do I enroll to become a New IHSS Care Provider?

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If you would like to enroll as a New IHSS Care Provider, you can request a New Provider Enrollment packet by calling the Provider & Recipient Call Center (PARCC) at (559) 600-6666 option 4. You will be scheduled for New Provider Orientation Class which is a free in-person training course conducted by the Public Authority staff that will provide basic understanding of the program and your responsibilities as an IHSS Care Provider.

 At the time of New Provider Orientation, you will be issued a fingerprint referral form. The IHSS program requires all providers be fingerprinted via Live Scan to complete a criminal background check through the State of California Department of Justice. State law requires the provider pay for the cost of the criminal background check and fingerprinting.

More information regarding How to Become an IHSS Care Provider

Helpful information regarding the IHSS Care Provider Orientation Process

Fresno County Live Scan Locations

IHSS Provider Orientation Guide


 How do I submit a request to work for a new Recipient?

If you are an active IHSS Care Provider, and will be caring for a new Recipient, you will not need to enroll as a new provider again. Simply complete the IHSS Existing Provider Packet.

IHSS Existing Provider PacketOnce completed and signed by the Recipient, the form can be submitted by

mail to:
County of Fresno Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 1912
Fresno, CA 93718-9889

or by fax to:
(559) 243-7485  

 After you have submitted your packet, please allow 2 weeks processing time to you receive your first set of timesheets.


 How do I become an IHSS Registry Provider?

If you would like to provide services, but do not have anyone to provide care for, you can request to be an IHSS Registry Provider. To request to be on the Fresno County's IHSS Provider Registry, you will need to call the Provider & Recipient Call Center (PARCC)  at (559) 600-6666 option 4 on the first Wednesday of the month. The Provider Registry is only open to new requests on the first Wednesday of every month and there are a limited amount of names taken for the waitlist.

Learn more about the IHSS Provider Registry