Planning, Evaluation, and Development
Department of Public Health
County of Los Angeles
313 Figueroa Street, Suite 708
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 240-8156 Tel
(213) 481-2739 Fax
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Health Care Reform
The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, aims to decrease the
number of Americans who are uninsured, while improving
the quality of health care and decreasing its overall costs.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH)
works to protect health, prevent disease and injury, and
promote the health and well-being for everyone in Los
Angeles County. In light of health care reform, this
mission includes strengthening our efforts to protect
the health of populations and assuring the quality of
services provided throughout the public health and
health care systems.
Below, you'll find a collection of links to resources
from trusted sources.
California's Health Exchange,
California’s health insurance
marketplace. It will open later this
year to enroll eligible Californians for
health coverage that will begin in
January 2014. Legal residents of the
state of California who do not have
health insurance from their employer or
another government program can purchase
health insurance through Covered
California. It's the only place where
consumers can use tax credits or cost
sharing subsidies from government
assistance programs to lower their
health care costs.
Healthy Way LA:
A no-cost coverage program for Los
Angeles County residents that provides
high quality medical care with more
flexibility and coordination.
Your Benefits Now!:
A website for Los Angeles County
residents to apply for and to view their
benefits online. Programs include health
care (Medi-Cal and other health
programs), food benefits (Cal Fresh/food
stamps), cash assistance (Cal Works,
General Relief) and many others,
including job opportunity programs and
programs for children, immigrants, the
elderly and the disabled.
2-1-1 LA County:
A local information referral service,
serving as a gateway to county social
services. 2-1-1 provides free,
confidential services 24 hours a day, 7
days a week in English, Spanish and more
than 140 other languages via a tele-interpreting
service. Services are also provided for
individuals with hearing impairments.
Local Enrolling Agencies: Lists of
agencies that can help clients in Los
Angeles County apply for free or
low-cost health coverage.