Bishop United Methodist Church

United Methodist Social Services (UMSS) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in June, 2001 by the congregation of Bishop United Methodist Church.  UMSS was created to “provide services that address the expressed temporal needs and concerns of the people … that are not adequately met through existing structures.
The United Methodist Social Services (UMSS) currently offers the following programs/services:
Soup Kitchen & Shower Ministry – Providing nourishment for the body and spirit. Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Due to COVID, lunch is currently available for pick-up from 12-12:30pm. Shower’s are currently unavailable, but should resume shortly. Shelf-stable foods and hygiene items also available.
Re-Entry & Recovery – Providing support and spiritual counsel for persons in Inyo County Re-Entry Court. Currently Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Al-Anon Meetings are being held on Zoom. Visit the calendar for schedule, or contact the United Methodist Church for more info



Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources.

To begin the application process, visit here.

920 N. Main St.
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 872-1394 Bishop

380 N. Mt. Whitney.
Lone Pine, CA 93545
(760) 876-5545 Lone Pine

Substance Abuse Programs


Individuals in need of addictions treatment often are experiencing stressors in the related life domains of work, family, school, spirituality, leisure, income. We make every effort to treat individuals holistically. Clients are encouraged to participate fully in all aspects of treatment, addressing all life domains in their efforts to sustain a productive and substance free lifestyle. This participation is necessary in the creation of a safe and confidential treatment environment.  Services are provided in coordination and cooperation with services funded by Mental Health, CalWORKS, Child Protective Services, Probation, and/or other services and agencies as needed.

– Assessment and Referral services 
– Programs to satisfy court ordered treatment: Diversion (PC1000) SACPA/OTP (PC1210) DUI-Driving Under the Influence Programs
– Relapse Prevention and Intervention weekly adult education group.
– Adult intensive outpatient with groups and individualized case management from 4-9 hours a week 
– Peri-natal program is for women who are either pregnant and/or parenting, with children birth to 17 and are dealing with substance abuse issues.(45CFR Pregnant women are given preference in admission). 
– Adolescent substance education and prevention groups.   
– Aftercare and Alumni sobriety support groups

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