Corona Virus/Covid-19 Updates

Passages is operating with limited services available; no in-person meetings or walk-ins at this time. For phone counseling and inquiries on local services and resources call Information & Assistance at 530-898-5923 or 800-822-0109. For those currently enrolled in the Home Delivered Meal program, services are still in effect.

COVID-19 Scams 
 Here are a few of the schemes: 
  •  Scammers are approaching residents of senior housing and assisted living facilities about “opportunities” for COVID-19 testing
  •  Beneficiaries are receiving robocalls about "special virus kits" and being asked for their Medicare number to send a "free" test
  •  Health care agencies are receiving scam emails offering COVID-19 testing services that can be ordered through a telehealth provider
  •  Online services offer a free vaccine in exchange for Medicare #
  •  Fraudulent emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control or other experts offering information on the virus 
  •  Cybersecurity scammers send a link which implants PC ransomware​


25 Main Street, Suite 202
Chico, CA 95929

Tel: 800-822-0109

Tel: 530-898-5923

Fax: 530-898-4870

Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)

The Program

The Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) is a care management service.  MSSP’s goal is to delay or prevent costly institutionalization of frail elderly Butte, Glenn and Tehama County residents.  MSSP care management staff arranges and coordinates all needed services for clients as well as monitor their on-going care and health status.

Care Management

MSSP care management teams are comprised of nurses and social workers.  Together their roles are:

  • Full assessment of each client’s health and other needs

  •  Arrange for all needed services

  • Develop a care plan working with families and other physicians

  • Monitoring each client’s well being through regular home visits and phone calls


MSSP is funded by Medi-Cal and participants must meet each of the following criteria:

  • Age 65 or older

  • Reside in Butte, Glenn or Tehama County

  • Medi-Cal recipient with no share of cost

  • Be at risk of skilled nursing facility placement


MSSP arranges for services available in the community and may also help by purchasing specialized services and equipment not otherwise covered by Medi-Cal or Medicare.

Some of those services may include:

  • Chore, personal and nursing care

  • Counseling

  • Transportation

  • Medical alert systems

  • Respite care for family members

  • Medical equipment

  • Home modification

Click here for fact sheet on the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)