We have no beds; we are a day program only.

No.  Open Arms is not a Senior Center.  Participants who wish to enroll must qualify by having at least one of the following: mobility impairments, cognitive impairments and/or sensory impairments.   As well as risk factors such as wander-risk, fall-risk, choke-risk, frailty, and/or caregiver burnout.

Open Arms accepts Medi-Cal insurance. If you have Medi-Cal, then the insurance company pays 100% of the cost. If you prefer to do private pay, the rate is $76.27/ day.

Our service area is Chula Vista, Eastlake, Imperial Beach, and National City.

Absolutely.  If you are interested in volunteering with Open Arms, you can use the Contact Us page to send us your information.

Participants enrolled in our program, must stay a minimum of four (4) hours per day. The maximum stay will depend on (1) if the family will transport or (2) if Open Arms will transport.



If the participant will be transported by the family, then they may be dropped off as early as 7:30 AM, and picked up no later than 3:30 PM.

(2) OA VANS:

If the participant will use the Open Arms van, then their stay will depend on which trip they are on.

1st Trip:  Pick-Up from home approx. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.  Dropped off at home approx. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

2nd Trip: Pick-Up from home approx. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.  Dropped off at home approx. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.


We are open Monday thru Friday.  We are closed Saturday, Sunday, and certain holidays.

Open Arms accepts: Health Net, Molina, Kaiser, Blue Shield of California, Community Health Group, United Health Care, Aetna, and California Health &Wellness.

Our program entails Structured Activities, Exercise Program, Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, PM Snack) and Transportation to-and-from the center.