California’s protection & advocacy system

For legal assistance call 800-776-5746. For all other purposes call 916-504-5800 in Northern CA

or 213-213-8000 in Southern CA. TTY 800-719-5798.

How to get help


For legal assistance call 800-776-5746 / TTY 800-719-5798; or complete a request for assistance form. For all other purposes call your closest regional office listed below.

You can also get help by contacting one of our regional offices listed below:


Sacramento Regional Office: 916.504.5800 (Voice)


Bay Area Regional Office: 510.267.1200 (Voice)


Los Angeles Regional Office: 213.213.8000 (Voice)


San Diego Regional Office: 619.239.7861 (Voice)

If you are a regional center client or have a question about regional center services, you may ask for help from the Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy (OCRA) by calling: (Toll- Free) 800.390.7032, (TYY) 877.669.6023 or (Voice) 916.504.5820.

If you are calling on behalf of a patient residing at a Department of State Hospital facility, you may contact the California Office of Patients' Rights by using email: or by calling: 916.504.5810.