Due to the quickly changing situation related to the Coronavirus, Kern County has declared a local emergency effective immediately. On Monday, March 16 at 5:00 PM, Kern County moved to an essential-staffing only model until April 14 at 8:00 AM. Most County buildings will be closed to the public with only essential services being offered.

Reporting Abuse

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If there are immediate or life-threatening concerns contact 911 or speak directly to a worker.

Abuse Reporting Contacts

To report incidents of Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse that occurred in Kern County:

To report Incidents of abuse that occur in licensed facilities please contact the Long Term Care Ombudsman:

  • 24 hour crisis line (800) 231-4024
  • Or (661) 323-7884

Online Mandated Report


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