Medi-Cal is available to cover medical costs for families with low incomes who meet certain requirements. The Healthy Families Program is no longer available.

Healthy Families This program is coming to an end. Healthy Families participants are being transitioned to

If your infant or child used to be a Healthy Families enrollee and is still under the age of 5, he or she is automatically eligible for Medi-Cal and WIC, even if your family was never eligible before.

To Learn More For information about Healthy Families, Medi-Cal and WIC, phone (310) 661-3080.

Medi-Cal All pregnant women who are eligible for WIC are also eligible for Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal will cover your prenatal care, delivery and postpartum checkup, even if you are undocumented.

Children may also be eligible for Medi-Cal or other programs.

All women and children on Medi-Cal also meet the WIC income criteria.

To Apply for Medi-Cal There are several ways to apply. Help is available at most WIC sites. Ask to speak to the application assistor.

Whether you are applying for your child or yourself, you can call (800) 541-5555 to receive the Medi-Cal application or visit You can also apply at your local DPSS office. Scroll down to see addresses of DPSS offices.


Family PACT Family PACT is a program that provides no-cost family planning services to low-income men and women, including teens. To find a provider near you, call (800) 942-1054 or visit

CHDP The Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) provides early and regular free health and dental checkups to children up to 19 years of age and to Medi-Cal-eligible children up to 21 years of age. Children of all WIC families are eligible for CHDP services.

To make a CHDP appointment, call your doctor, a county health center or a community health center. To find a CHDP provider near you, call (800) 993-2437. You can also ask staff at your WIC center for a list of CHDP providers.


CalWORKs California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is commonly referred to as “welfare.” This program provides temporary financial assistance to families with children under the age of 19 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents. For more information call (866)613-3777 or visit

CalFresh (Food Stamps) This program gives you benefits to help you buy food. However there are income and resources ceilings. To receive CalFresh, you must be a U.S citizen or a legal resident. To apply, visit the DPSS office in your area, call (866)613-3777 or visit

General Relief This county-funded program provides financial assistance to adults not eligible for federal or state assistance. A single woman up to four months pregnant might be eligible.

You can apply for Medi-Cal (MC), CalWORKs (CW) and CalFresh (Food Stamps) (FS) at the following offices and General Relief (GR) at some.

To locate a DPSS office in your area and to learn more about these benefits, access the DPSS website at or phone (866) 613-3777 (24 hours a day).

Compton (CW, FS, MC)
211 E. Alondra Blvd.
Compton, CA 90220

Cudahy (CW, FS, MC)
8130 S. Atlantic Ave.
Cudahy, CA 90201

Exposition Park (MC, CW, CF, FS)
3833 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Florence (CW, FS, MC)
1740 E. Gage Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90001

Metro Family (CW, FS, MC)
2615 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Metro Special (FS, MC, GR)
2707 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Paramount (MC, CW, CF, FS, GR)
2961 E. Victoria St.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221

South Central (CW, FS, MC, GR)
10728 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059

South Family (CW, FS, MC, CF, GR)
17600 A. Santa Fe Ave.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221

South Special (FS, GR)
17600 B. Santa Fe Ave.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221

Southwest Family (CW, CF, MC, GR)
8300 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044

(800) 427-8700
For information about county health services, referrals or filing complaints.

The following facilities are only for the treatment of communicable (contagious) diseases, immunizations, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and testing and treatment of tuberculosis.

Central Health Center
241 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 240-8204

Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health
11833 S. Wilmington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 568-8100

Dollarhide Health Center
1108 N. Oleander Ave.
Compton, CA 90222
(424) 338-1800
This clinic, run by LA County, provides primary care. Phone to learn about medical insurance requirements and to be assigned to a center.

These Los Angeles County-run centers provide low-cost outpatient services. They accept Medi-Cal, and most use a sliding fee scale.

Hubert H. Humphrey CHC
5850 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90003
(323) 846-4312

H. Claude Hudson CHC
2829 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 744-3945

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Public Health Center
11833 Wilmington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 568-8100

These hospitals provide low-cost inpatient services.

Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 222-2345

LAC+USC Hospital
(emergency, inpatient and outpatient services)
1983 Marengo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 409-1000

The following agencies provide free or low-cost general health care.

Central City Community Health Center
5970 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(323) 234-3280

BAART Community Healthcare
4920 S. Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 235-5035

Bell Gardens Family Medical Center
6501 S. Garfield Ave.
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
(562) 928-9600

Downey Family Medical Center
a satellite clinic of Bell Gardens Family Medical Center
12113  Woodruff Ave. Suite A
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 928-9600

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center
1500-1530 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 747-5542

Huntington Park Family Health Center
a satellite clinic of South Central Family Health Center
2680 Saturn Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 908-4200

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
2115 N. Wilmington Ave.
Compton, CA 90222
(323) 541-1411

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
at Dominguez High School
15301 South San Jose Ave.
Compton 90221
(323) 541-1411

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
Dr. Louis C. Frayser Health Center
5701 South Hoover St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 541-1411

South Central Family Health Center
4425 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 908-4200
Prenatal Department:
(323) 908-4271
(323) 908-4272

To Help Everyone (THE) Clinic, Inc.
3834 South Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90062
(323) 730-1920

UMMA Community Clinic
711 West Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 789-5610

Watts Health Center
10300 S. Compton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90002
(323) 564-4331

The following hospitals provide inpatient services in our region.

California Hospital Medical Center
1401 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 748-2411
Downey Regional Medical Center
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-5000

Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center
9333 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
(800) 823-4040 (toll free)

St. Francis Medical Center
3630 East Imperial Highway
Lynwood, CA 90262
(310) 900-8900
Suburban Medical Center
16453 Colorado Ave
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 531-3110


LA County Information Line
Call 2-1-1 for free information on health and social services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in many languages.
For emergencies, call 911.

Youth Crisis Line
(800) 843-5200 Spanish/English–available 24 hours a day

Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 978-3600

(child and family services, including childcare)
(213) 427-2700

National Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 252-6465 (English only)

ASAP Family Treatment for Alcohol/Drugs
(800) 367-2727

Asthma and Allergy Foundation
5900 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036‎
(323) 937-7859

Smokers’ Helpline
(800)-NO-BUTTS or (800) 662-8887

Child Support
If you are not receiving CalWORKs, call the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office at (323) 890-9800. If you are receiving CalWORKs, DPSS will try to help you get child support.

Parent Support/Parenting Classes
St. Francis Medical Center
Health Benefits Resource Center (Lynwood)
(800) 603-9355

Breastfeeding Helpline
South Los Angeles Health Projects
Assistance in English or Spanish
(323) 905-1248

Poison Control Center
(800) 222-1222

LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
(323) 466-3876
If you need information about transit services, this website provides information for Los Angeles County including a metro trip planner.

For More Resources
If you need additional resources, check the “Community Services” section of your phonebook’s yellow pages or phone 211.