The Public Authority Registry is a service that assists IHSS consumers in finding qualified home care providers so they can remain safe and independent in their homes.  Consumers are provided with personal care and household tasks.

What we do:

  • Maintain a Registry of screened, diverse and available home care providers
  • Provide lists of available home care providers to IHSS and private pay consumers
  • Assist consumers with pre-screening of home care providers
  • Assist consumers in their role of supervising home care providers


  • Conduct service follow-up
  • Assist with communication issues between consumers and providers
  • Coordinate training for home care providers on the Registry
  • Information and referral

Consumers Paying Privately for Home Care Workers

Registry services are available to people who do not qualify for IHSS and are willing to pay a fee to receive lists of available Registry home care providers:

  • Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on the verified income of the person requesting the list
Please let us have some dignity to choose who I have in my home. I work better with people I trust…I want to interview and choose my caregiver!
— Dewey W

Home Care Workers Who Want to Join the Registry

  • Must be enrolled as a provider with the SF County IHSS
  • Must pass a Department of Justice Criminal background check
  • Must have proof of a negative TB (tuberculosis) test result taken within 10 months of the application
  • Must have completed home care training through Homebridge Training
  • Must fill out and complete a Registry provider application during open application period. Call the main line (415-243-4477) to find out the dates of the next application period and check our website (
  • Participate in a personal interview
  • Pass reference checks
  • Participate in Registry orientation

IHSS Provider Enrollment Information  

SF IHSS Provider help desk: 415-557-6200

Enrollment website: