All IHSS providers must complete the provider enrollment process noted below and pass a background check before they are eligible to be paid by the IHSS program.
1. Go to the IHSS Independent Provider Enrollment Center for Santa Cruz County Website.
2. Attend the In-Person Orientation to:
3. Submit fingerprint images at a local Live Scan location (there is a required fee)
Once the Public Authority has confirmed that steps 1-3 above have been completed and has received your Live Scan results, a letter will be sent to you regarding your eligibility as an IHSS provider.
If you have any questions regarding the Provider Enrollment Process or your status as a provider, please call the Public Authority at (831) 454-4036.