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Hotlines for domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault remain open

Social distancing may put domestic violence victims at greater risk
Posted at 10:35 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 13:36:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The District Attorney's Office wants to remind the community that hotlines for domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault remain manned and available for those in need.

“Economic disruptions on the scale that we are seeing from the coronavirus pandemic can place great deal of stress on families. Unfortunately, increased pressure on families can often trigger domestic violence or child abuse," District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer stated. "In these uncertain times, it is important for families to have guidance on issues related to these crimes and to understand the warning signs that often lead up to them.”

The DA's Office said crimes in progress should be reported to local law enforcement or by calling 911, but these dedicated hotlines can provide guidance for intervention before issues elevate to criminal conduct.

Numbers for additional resources are listed:

  • Alliance Against Family Violence – 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800- 273-7713
  • Department of Human Services Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect: (661) 631-6000
  • Family Justice Center: (661) 868-8410
  • In East Kern County: Women’s Center High Desert, Inc.
  • Domestic Violence: (760) 375-7525
  • Sexual Assault: (760) 375-0745
Coronavirus Testing Sites - Kern County

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State-Provided Sites
  • Must have an appointment
  • Free, but if have insurance they will bill
  • No screening criteria

Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P Street, Building 4, Access Gate 27

Rosamond Library
3611 Rosamond Blvd, Rosamond CA 93560

Arvin Public Health
204 S Hill Street, Arvin

Wasco Library
1102 7th Street




County-Provided Sites
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Oildale - Good Samaritan Hospital
901 Olive Drive, Bakersfield
  • For Registration call (661) 215-7725
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  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm, Saturday 8 am - 12 pm

Ridgecrest - Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
1081 N. China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest
  • For Registration: Text the word "testing" to 833-774-4968 Or Call 866-774-9984
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Delano - Delano Regional Medical Center
1401 Garces Hwy, Delano
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  • Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Kern River Valley - Kern Valley Hospital
6412 Laurel Ave, Mt Mesa Wheelchair Logo
  • For Registration call (760) 379-2681 ext 267
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Wednesday - Thursday from 7 am - 2 pm.
Tehachapi - Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley
1100 Magellan Dr 93561

Lamont - Kern County Library
8304 Segrue Road, Lamont, CA 93241
  • For registration call 661-869-6018
  • Drive-Thru and Walk-Up<
  • Testing available for ages 5+ only; parents must be present and give consent for children
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 am - 2 pm; Tuesday, Thursday 2 pm - 7 pm

Taft - West Side Health Care District
  • For Registration call (661) 765-1935
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  • Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 7 pm; Saturday 11 am – 3 pm