California Children’s Services (CCS) is a state program for children with certain diseases or health problems. Through this program, children up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained health care people who know how to care for your child with special health care needs.
L.A. Care Health Plan (“L.A. Care”), responding to the particular challenges facing low-income families of children with disabilities and the system of care available to them, recognized that L.A. Care health care professionals and L.A. Care’s pediatric members with disabilities needed a resource guide. L.A. Care funded the Disability Rights Legal Center’s (“DRLC’s”) Children’s Benefits Access Project to educate L.A. Care’s pediatric members with disabilities, their families and other children in Los Angeles County who may be eligible for public programs, as well as the health care professionals providing services to these children, about the responsibilities of the various governmental entities that provide health care and related services.
American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians. They are committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Family Voices of California (FVCA) is a statewide collaborative of locally-based parent run centers working to ensure quality health care for children and youth with special health care needs. FVCA builds the capacity of parent centers throughout California to provide families with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about the health care of their children. FVCA provides information and a forum for parent centers and families to advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships between professionals and families, and serves as a vital resource on health care.
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) provides acute and rehabilitative patient care, trains physicians and other health care clinicians, and conducts patient care-related research. DHS operates four hospitals, including some of the nation’s premiere academic medical centers through their affiliations with the University of Southern California School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition, DHS operate six comprehensive health centers and multiple health centers throughout the Los Angeles County, many in partnership with private, community-based providers.
Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income individuals including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer or HIV/AIDS. Medi-Cal is financed equally by the State and federal government.
Covered California is the place where Californians can get brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place to get federal premium assistance to help you buy private insurance from companies like the ones listed on the right. That means you may qualify for a discount on private insurance, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program. Either way, you’ll get great health coverage.
Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC)
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