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Heath Facilities Consumer Information System

The Health Facilities Consumer Information System (HFCIS) website provides health care consumers and the public with information about licensed long-term care facilities and hospitals throughout California.  The website’s content is made available by the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Care Quality, Licensing and Certification Program (L&C). Information provided includes facility ownership, certification status (acceptance of Medicare and/or Medi-Cal) and performance history (complaints, facility self-reported incidents, state enforcement actions, and deficiencies identified by L&C staff). A nursing home can be located by entering a zip code, city, or county.

In addition to numerous links to other governmental, advocate and provider organizations, HFCIS provides consumers and the public with an online complaint form to file a complaint regarding a specific facility.  Upon submission, the complaint is forwarded to the appropriate Licensing and Certification District Office for investigation.

Nursing Home Compare

Nursing Home Compare is a federal government website managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This website allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care and staffing information for all 15,000 plus Medicare- and Medicaid-participating nursing homes.

Note: Nursing homes that are not Medicare- or Medicaid-certified are not included on Nursing Home Compare.

Read more about finding a nursing home.

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