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If this is an emergency, please Dial 9-1-1

The Veterans Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Dial 1-800-273-8255 , press 1 to connect with a counselor from the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can also text 838255 .
 

The Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Crisis Line can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-877-727-4747 .
 

Del Amo Behavioral Health System of Southern California has specialized programs for treating military trauma. They can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-533-5266.
 

There are many other organizations that are specialize in helping people in crisis. Reach out and speak with someone who can help. Search for additional resources below.

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The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and the VA Long Beach provide complete physical healthcare as well as counseling services for individuals with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, substance abuse issues or other concerns. Search for local VA below.

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VA Outpatient Clinics are an alternative to visiting the main VA campuses in Los Angeles or Long Beach. Search for local VA outpatient clinics below.

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If you don't qualify for VA healthcare, Medi-Cal may be an option. Medi-Cal provides free or low-cost health coverage for CA residents and their families that are low-income. The easiest way to apply for Medi-Cal is at the YOUR BENEFITS NOW website. Local Los Angeles County Department of Public and Social Services (DPSS) offices are also available for assistance. Search for local resources below.

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Covered CA is an option that could help pay for insurance if Medi-Cal is not an option. Currently there are subsidies available depending on income and family size. Search for local resources near you below. 

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If this is an emergency, please Dial 9-1-1

If you are sick, call your doctor. If you do not have a doctor, a Community Clinic is a good place to start. Search for local resources near you below. 

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After normal office hours, Urgent Care Centers are open for walk in service. Search for local resources near you below.

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Nurse Advice Lines can help in deciding where to get treatment. Search for local resources near you below.

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The Veterans Administration eBenefits website is available to begin the process of understanding your veteran benefits including healthcare benefits to which you may be entitled. Click the link to visit their website and learn more.

Family and caregivers for veterans need support and resources also. The VA has a number of resources focused on providing services and tools to support yourself and your family as you support your veteran. Visit The National Council for Aging Care to review the information. Click the link to visit their website and learn more.


Southern Caregiver Resource Center provides free counseling and classes to help families navigate and support their lives.

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