Program Info

Since 1985 Adult Day Health Care of Mad River has been providing a warm, welcoming, community based program. Our mission is to provide services for medically at risk adults over 18 years of age with medical needs including developmental delays, mental health diagnoses, dementia / Alzheimer's, traumatic brain injuries and serious chronic medical issues, while improving health and quality of life, allowing respite and peace of mind for caregivers.

Adult Day Health Care of Mad River is licensed by the State Department of Health and Human services and is certified as a Medi-Cal provider with the California Department of Aging. Our staff is here to help promote and maintain each participant's highest level of health and independence while providing care givers an opportunity to seek work or pursue an active life-style outside their home. Participants are at the program site from 2 to 5 days per week, Monday through Friday for a minimum of four hours per day. 

It is our goal to provide a safe, stimulating environment with comprehensive services available under one roof. An overview of our services include: nursing and personal care, social services, dietary services including a snack and lunch during program, physical, occupational and speech therapy, social and recreational activities as well as transportation to and from our center.


Adult Day Health Care of Mad River is located at 3800 Janes Road, just behind Mad River Community Hospital. We serve Arcata, Eureka, Fieldbrook, McKinleyville, and Blue Lake.

Because of our proximity to the hospital, Adult Day Health Care has convenient access to a variety of support services, such as an emergency room, physician offices, laboratory, and x-ray services.


The program operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants attend 4-5 hours per day, two to five days per week, depending on need and financial resources.

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


For those eligible, ADHC's fees are covered by Medi-Cal and the Veterans Association. A sliding scale fee is charged to participants who are not eligible for Medi-Cal.

Adult Day Health Care of Mad River is licensed by the State of California. The food program of Adult Day Health Care is available to all ADHC participants without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap.

Adult Day Health Care of Mad River
3800 Janes Road
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-4866

Tax-deductible contributions from individuals, businesses, and civic organizations are welcome and enable the center to serve those unable to pay fully.