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Healthcare & Immunizations

If you are experiencing an emergency, please Dial 9-1-1.

There are many organizations that can help you understand health insurance options, including programs like Medi-Cal and Covered California.

Medi-Cal provides free or low-cost health coverage for CA residents and their families, who are low-income or receive SSI or SSDI. The easiest way to apply for Medi-Cal coverage is visiting the YOUR BENEFITS NOW website and completing an application. -
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Covered CA may be able to help pay for insurance for you and your family. - search for local offices near you below.

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Shop and compare rates by using the Covered CA Calculator. - 
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It is recommended that you see your Primary Care Physician (PCP) for information on immunization. If you do not have a PCP a community clinic may be an option. - search for local resources near you below.

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The Children’s Health and Disability Program (CHDP) delivers periodic health assessments and preventative services to low-income children. Ask your Primary Care Doctor (PCP) about services. - search for local community clinics near you below.

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The California Children’s Services Program (CCS) pays for health care and therapy services for children with a physical disability or medical condition. Families must meet certain eligibility criteria. The program is part of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, call 1-800-288-4584. - Click the button to visit the site. 

The Medical Therapy Program (MTP) provides free physical therapy and occupational therapy services to children and young adults with certain physical disabilities
The program is part of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health. Call 626-569-6480 for more information. - Click the button to visit the site.

There are some programs that provide in home healthcare services for children with special needs. - search for local resources near you below.

 

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There are some agencies that provide equipment and aids for children with special needs. - search for local resources near you below.

 

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Developmental assessments help parents understand if their child is meeting appropriate milestones. - search for local resources near you below.

 

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health provides tips for safe sleeping for your baby in this bilingual brochure DPH Safe Sleep

Some FAQs are also available for SIDS Awareness Month (October): SIDS AWARENESS MONTH

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Programs are available to provide in-home healthcare services. - search for local resources near you below.
 

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Nursing Home registries are helpful in researching skilled nursing care. - search for local resources near you below.
Nurse advice lines can help answer health care questions. Most health plans have an advice line, check your ID card for the number. - search for resources near you below.

If you or your child have an emergency, Dial 9-1-1

If you have a sick child, call your doctor. - search for Community Clinics or Health Care Centers near you below.

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When your Doctor’s Office or Clinic is closed, there are Urgent Care Centers that are open after office hours. You can walk in for treatment. - search for an Urgent Care Center near you below.

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If you are not sure whether you should go to the Emergency Room or call your doctor, there are nurse advice lines that can answer your health care questions. search for available advice lines below.

Well baby visits provide healthcare screenings and immunizations for infants and toddlers. These screenings monitor your baby’s healthy development and growth. - search for local resources near you below.

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There are many programs that provide guidance and support for new mothers who have feelings of depression after childbirth. - search for local resources near you below.

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Prenatal care can ensures the health of mother and baby. These programs provide health care for expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy. - search for local resources near you below. 

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Mama’s Neighborhood is a program through the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) to help both first-time moms, as well as mothers of multiple children. The program provides prenatal care and health coordination to help babies be born at full term, healthy birth weight, and continue on the pathway of healthy outcomes. Click here to access a referral form for the program. Click the button for a listing of the DHS locations that have this program.

 
Postnatal care programs provide care for women during the first six weeks after childbirth. - search for resources near you below. 
  • Text4Baby is a free app that sends you text message updates on prenatal care and child health, including appointment reminders
  • Just text BABY or BEBE for Spanish, to 511411
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Counseling services can help children with a variety of issues, such as adjustment and behavior problems. - search for resources near you below

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