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Other Health Care Programs and Services for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities


Medi-Cal Managed Care

L.A. Care (888) 452-2273
Health Net (800) 675-6110

If you receive Medi-Cal, you may join one of many health plans which provide quality medical care.  The health plans in Los Angeles are divided into two managed care organizations: L.A. CARE and Health Net.

If you have any questions/problems with one of the plans in which you are enrolled call: Health Care Options - 1(800) 430-4263.  If you still have a problem with your health plan call: Medi-Cal Managed Care Ombudsman - 1(888)452-8609.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

If you are blind or disabled or 65 years and older, you may be able to get cash and free medical services (Medi-Cal).  Social Security Administration has a special program called "SSI" for low-income persons.  If your child is blind or disabled, (s)he may also qualify for SSI.

For more information, call (800) 772-1213 (Hearing Impaired TTY Number: (800) 325-0778) or visit the Social Security Administration website.

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

If you are aged, blind, or disabled, the IHSS Program can help you pay for in-home services such as cleaning, cooking, laundry, shopping and personal care.  These services enable eligible persons to remain at home and prevent out-of-home placement. 

IHSS recipients will automatically receive Medi-Cal only if they are no SSI/SSP or other Medi-Cal linked cash-based program (e.g. CalWORKs).

If you do not currently receive SSI/SSP, you must first be determined eligible to Medi-Cal under Medi-Cal rules and regulations.  Your application will automatically go to a Medi-Cal Eligibility Worker for this determination.  Once you are determined eligible to Medi-Cal, a Social Worker will visit your home to determine your eligibility and need for IHSS.  If your child is blind or disabled, (s)he may also qualify for SSI.

For more information, call the IHSS Information Line at (888) 944-IHSS(4477) or visit the Department of Public Social Services' IHSS website.

Genetically Handicapped Person Program (GHPP)

If you have a genetic disease, such as sickle cell, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, etc., this program can help you pay your medical costs.  This program also helps with equipment, medication and other health costs.

For more information, call (800) 639-0597.

Free and Low-Cost Services

If you need medical services, they are available at public and private clinics, hospitals and many other locations.  Medical services including tests and prescriptions are provided on an ability-to-pay basis and can be provided at no cost depending on your income.  Please call (800) 427-8700 for the location nearest you or click here to visit the Department of Public Health website.

Breast Cancer Early Detection Program (BCEDP) (800) 511-2300

This program provides free breast cancer-related services for low and moderate income women age 50 and over (or 40 and over if high risk).  You may call from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Family Planning, Access, Care & Treatment (FAMILY PACT) (800) 942-1054

Low income women, men and minors without health care coverage for family planning services, may receive services through a program called Family Planning, Access, Care & Treatment (Family PACT).  For information and referral services, please call (800) 942-1054

Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP)

If you are eligible for Medi-Cal, seriously ill with high cost medical bills and have or have access to private health coverage, this special State Medi-Cal Program can help you pay your health insurance premium.  Certain restrictions may apply.

For more information on the HIPP Program, visit the Department of Health Care Services website.

Mental Health

You may be eligible for free or low-cost mental health services.  For more information, please call (800) 854-7771.

Substance Abuse

If you need treatment for drug or alcohol abuse, there are places where you can get help.  Some programs allow you to live at the facility while undergoing treatment.  For more information, please call (800) 564-6600.

CalWORKs

If you are a family with children up to age 18 in need of assistance, you may be eligible to get cash, CalFresh and Medi-Cal benefits through the CalWORKs Program at your local Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Office.  You can also receive help with child care and transportation.  For more information, please click here to visit the Department of Public Social Services website.