The Tulare County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) coordinates the operation of Warming Centers throughout the County during the winter months. Warming Centers are facilities operated voluntarily by their respective owners as a service to the community. These facilities are equipped with heating, sitting areas, and restrooms at a minimum, and may also provide vending machines, reading materials, and/or activities. Contact Warming Centers near you to find out what services are offered and the hours of operation.
During extreme cold emergencies with sustained cold temperatures or deep overnight freezes, additional 24x7 Warming Centers may be activated to assist the public.
If you believe that you have a medical emergency related to the extreme cold, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Thinking about visiting a Warming Center because your utility bill is too high? Contact 2-1-1 of Tulare County to see if you qualify for assistance programs. Still cold, but don't want to visit a Warming Center? How about a trip to your favorite retail store, mall, movie theater, or family member's / friend's house?
The following map displays all current Warming Center locations within the County: