Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources

Below, please find a menu of useful links and phone numbers for health, wellness, safety and other community support resources.

Call 911 for life threatening emergencies.

Health, Wellness, Access and Prevention

American Diabetes Association
Resources and programs for diabetes education, treatment and prevention.

American Heart Association
Resources and programs for heart disease education, treatment and prevention.

American Medical Association
Resource for physicians and the betterment of public health.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Resource for disease prevention and outbreak updates.

Let’s Move!
Federal program to raise a healthier generation of kids with education and support for healthy eating and exercise.

Merck Engage
Free health and wellness resource including healthy recipes, fitness and weight loss tips, health tracking tools and more.

National Institutes of Health
Official U.S. Medical Research agency. Information on research initiatives for medical advancement, disease prevention and wellness.

Online symptom checker/health encyclopedia and resource for health and wellness.

Insurance Advocacy and Access

Covered California
Find health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), including finding out if you qualify for federal premium subsidies and/or Medi-Cal programs.

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)
Non-profit focused on Medicare advocacy and education in California. Find information on Medicare, long-term care and healthcare-related consumer rights and protections.

Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

California Department of Health Care Services resource page for people eligible for Medi-Cal and their families and caregivers with information on coverage, enrollment, benefits and related programs.

Medicare (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Official U.S. site for Medicare for people with Medicare and their families and caregivers with the latest information on enrollment, benefits and other helpful tools.

Community and State Assistance Resources

California Lifeline
Free or low-cost cellular or landline program for qualified households.

CalFresh Program
A Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help eligible households add to their food budget and put healthy and nutritious food on their tables.

Family Resource Center Network of LA County
Promoting, expanding and sharing available resources in LA County for families with children with special health care needs and other disabilities.

First 5 LA
Helps expectant mothers, parents, caregivers, and communities with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to support healthy outcomes for children from prenatal to age 5.

LA County Department of Public Health
Health, wellness and disease prevention programs, information and resources for residents of Los Angeles County.

LA County Community and Senior Services/Department of Aging
Provides services to positively impact the lives of citizens of Los Angeles County, including nutrition, employment and mediation services.

LA Regional Food Bank
Fighting hunger and giving hope through nutrition education and food distribution programs in Los Angeles County.

Community Clinic Advocacy and Support

The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles
CCALAC delivers a variety of member services including policy advocacy, education, and peer support.

California Health+
Community health centers serve everyone, regardless of your ability to pay or your insurance status.

Safety, Substance Use, Abuse and Suicide Prevention Hotlines

California Poison Control Center
Immediate, uninterrupted emergency telephone advice for poison exposure.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) of Los Angeles County
Leads and facilitates the delivery of a full spectrum of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services proven to reduce the impact of substance use, abuse, and addiction in Los Angeles County.

LA County Adult Protective Services
24-hour service program to investigate all situations involving seniors (age 65 and older), and dependent adults (age 18-64 and physically or mentally impaired) who are reported to be endangered by physical, sexual or financial abuse, isolation, neglect, or self-neglect. Call (877) 4-R SENIORS or (877-477-3646)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7 confidential hotline for anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. Call (800) 799-7233

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call (800) 273-8255

The Trevor Project
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Call (866) 488-7386

The resources on this page are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended as a substitute for medical care from a qualified professional. You should speak with your primary care physician about any health and wellness concerns. Clicking any of the above links will take you away from the Health Care LA, IPA website. These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Health Care LA, IPA of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Health Care LA, IPA bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.