Medi-Cal Medi-Cal is available to cover medical costs for families with low incomes who meet certain requirements.

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.

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

There are several ways to apply for Medi-Cal. 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 (877) 597-4777 to receive the Medi-Cal application. You can also apply at your local DPSS office.


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.

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. To apply, visit the DPSS office in your area.

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.

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
(866) 613-3777

Cudahy (CW, FS, MC)
8130 S. Atlantic Ave.
Cudahy, CA 90201
(866) 613-3777

Exposition Park (MC, CW, CF, FS)
3833 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(866) 613-3777

Florence (CW, FS, MC)
1740 E. Gage Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(866) 613-3777

Metro Family (CW, FS, MC)
2615 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(866) 613-3777

Metro Special (FS, MC, GR)
2707 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(866) 613-3777

Paramount (MC, CW, CF, FS, GR)
2961 E. Victoria St.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
(866) 613-3777

South Central (CW, FS, MC, GR)
10728 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(866) 613-3777

South Family (CW, FS, MC, CF, GR)
17600 A. Santa Fe Ave.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
(866) 613-3777

South Special (FS, GR)
17600 B. Santa Fe Ave.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
(866) 613-3777

Southwest Family (CW, CF, MC, GR)
8300 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(866) 613-3777

(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) 240-8203

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 St.
Compton, CA 90222
(310) 763-2244
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
800) 383-4600

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ambulatory Care Center

(urgent care and outpatient specialty clinics)
12021 Wilmington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(310) 668-4321 or (310) 668-5011

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)
1200 N. State St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 226-5111

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

Community Health Center
624 So. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 627-3218

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

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center
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


Call 211 for free information on health and social services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in many languages. Learn more on the 2-1-1 website.

Call 911 for emergencies.

Addiction Center
Click here for local rehabilitation resources.

Addiction Guide
If you would like to learn how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment, the Addiction Guide will help.

ASAP Family Treatment for Alcohol/Drugs
(800) 367-2727
This website helps people locate addiction resources in the area.

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

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

Start Your Recovery
Read more about starting your recovery here.

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

Children’s and parents’ services
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.

St. Francis Medical Center
St. Francis Medical Center provides parent support and parenting classes.
As for the Health Benefits Resource Center (Lynwood).
(800) 603-9355

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

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

Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 978-3600

Legal services
Learn more about your rights, the law, and where to find legal services near you.
Click here.

Mental health services
Maternal Mental Health Resource Directory
For help with maternal depression, click here.

Poison Control Center
(800) 222-1222

LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
(323) 466-3876
This website provides information transit services for Los Angeles County including a metro trip planner. Click here.