What is 211 San Diego? A closer look at the resource in America’s Finest City

From health tips and food assistance to info on housing and Cool Zones — call 211.

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211 San Diego offers resources to locals across the county, 24/7.

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It’s difficult to remember anyone’s number these days but if you’re a San Diegan, commit these digits to memory: 2-1-1.

Those three numbers will get you to 211 San Diego, a local nonprofit organization available year-round, 24/7, as a trusted source for community, health, and disaster-related resources across our county. Hold the line — here’s what 211 covers.

If you need health resources:

  • Head to 211’s flu page filled with health tips and locations where you can get a flu shot this season.

If you need housing info:

SD 211 explainer

Remember these digits — 2-1-1.

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If you need food assistance:

If you’re a US military veteran or service member:

SD 211 explainer

211 is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Illustration via 211 San Diego

If you want to brush up on your disaster preparedness:

  • Use 211 to stay informed (pro tip: register for Alert San Diego), make an emergency plan, and find recovery resources.

If you need utility assistance:

If you need to find a county Cool Zone:

  • You can check out this map or call 211 for the latest information; The annual Cool Zones program typically runs from June 1 to October 31.