In addition to Medi-Cal administered by DPSS, there are other health care programs for pregnant women. Select a program from the Pregnant Women dropdown menu on the left for more information.
My Health LA (MHLA)
My Health LA (MHLA) provides primary health care at no cost to eligible residents of Los Angeles County. MHLA is not insurance. MHLA is a health care program for the uninsured (and un-insurable) residents of Los Angeles. Information for My Health LA is available on the My Health LA flyer or on the County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services website.
Office of Women's Health - Services For Low-Income Women
Los Angeles County Public Health Department administers the Office of Women's Health. If you do not have health insurance and are not sure if you are eligible, call the Los Angeles County Office of Women’s Health Multi-lingual Appointment and Referral Hotline 1-800-793-8090 or visit their website for more information.
- Appointments can be made for free Pap tests, clinical breast exams and mammograms in a nearby community clinic or county facility;
- Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Women can get a free heart disease risk assessment over the phone.
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health
The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Programs is a division of the Department of Public Health in Los Angeles County. It is responsible for the planning, implementing and evaluating of services that address the health priorities and primary needs of infants, mothers, fathers, children and adolescents, and their families in Los Angeles County through ongoing assessment, policy development and quality assurance.
Visit their website for the list of programs and services, or call them at (213) 639-6400.
Ability-to-Pay Program (ATP)
The Ability-to-Pay (ATP) program is administered by the Department of Health Services (DHS). ATP offers full medical coverage for Los Angeles County residents who do not qualify for Medi-Cal, Medicare, or Covered California plan. For more information, please visit the ATP website.
Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)
Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) provides vouchers for healthy foods such as milk, juice, eggs, cheese, and cereal, and support for breast-feeding mothers. The program also provides help with locating other health care and community services. The program provides vouchers for children under 5 years (who have a nutritional risk such as anemia, dietary or weight problems), and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or new mothers.
To qualify for the program, the family's monthly income must be below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). If receiving Medi-Cal, the income must be below 200% of the FPL.
For additional information on the WIC Program, visit their web site at www.cdph.ca.gov.
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