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Referrals for Community Services
Registration fees for all CSU students include a mandatory health fee that supports the services and operations of each campus student health center. The $55 Cal State L.A. fee enables the Student Health Center to provide students with a wide range of medical, psychological, and health education services, many at no additional cost. For more information, visit the Student Health Center Home or call (323) 343-3302.
For those searching for affordable health care and social services, check out the resources and services offered by your local health department. Resources and services offered through the County of Los Angeles include:
- Department of Mental Health Access Center - To obtain free, confidential mental health information, referrals to service providers, and crisis counseling any day or time, call the 24-hour Access Center at (800) 854-7771. For life threatening emergencies, please call 911.
- Family PACT - No-cost family planning services are available to eligible women and men through California’s Family Planning•Access• Care•Treatment (PACT) program. In addition to no cost contraception, the Family PACT program offers basic reproductive health assessment, STD testing and treatment, limited male and female cancer screening, and other related services. Family PACT applications and services are available at the Student Health Center. To find a local community provider near you call (800) 942-1054.
- Healthy City - Students can find assistance with child care, counseling, emergency shelters, family planning, family problems, disabilities, legal referrals, money management, rehabilitation, transportation, welfare, and other issues through this database. Call ‘211’ (“211 L.A. County” was formerly known as INFO LINE of Los Angeles) or access the online directory for more information.
- LA County Helps! - A free and easy to use tool that identifies L.A. County health and human services programs available to help students and their families. The website includes an interactive pre-screener, program descriptions, contact information, and lists of materials necessary for eligibility interviews. The website is available in nine languages including, Chinese, English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
- Los Angeles County Health Services - This website includes a directory of health services and providers that can be searched using multiple criteria, such as services offered, city, provider name, etc.
- Sexually Transmitted Disease Program - Locations and schedules of local STD clinics ( 758-0880) can be found at this site. These clinics offer free confidential STD screening and treatment.
- We've Got You Covered - This guide is printed in Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, English, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. We've Got You Covered includes contact numbers and web sites for Medicare, WIC, mental health, substance abuse, AIDS drug assistance program, immigrant resources, and other programs.
- Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) - This supplemental nutrition program offers vouchers for purchasing healthy supplmental foods, nutrition education, and assistance locating health and social services for qualified women, infants and children.
Local domestic violence, rape, and stalking treatment centers offer a wide range of services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. These services generally include: 24-hour hotlines; services for women, men, and children; information and referral; accompaniment and support for forensic exams and law enforcement and criminal justice interviews; short-term and long-term counseling; support groups; emergency shelter or shelter referrals; legal assistance; and other advocacy services. You can find a local center through Project SAFE.
When making decisions about health insurance, students should carefully compare covered services, premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and other important information about the plans under consideration for purchase. Helpful facts about health insurance can be found at HealthCare.gov.
Note 1: The Mandatory Health Fee is NOT a form of health insurance. All students who do not currently have health insurance are encouraged to obtain it.
Note 2: Students are responsible for payment of all medical and psychological services received outside of the Student Health Center, as well as for Student Health Center services that have an associated fee.
Health insurance options available to Cal State L.A. students include:
- The Cal State L.A. Student Health Insurance Plan is offered to CSULA students and their eligible dependents by Associated Students, Inc. The Plan provides coverage for illnesses and injuries that occur on and off campus, and includes special cost-saving features to keep coverage as affordable as possible.
- The 2011-2012 Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan is administered by UnitedHealthcare. Students may obtain information by calling (800) 357-0978. Plan information and online enrollment are available at CSUHealthLink.
- Healthy Families - Your child or teenager may be eligible for health insurance through the State of California's Healthy Families program. The program offers health, dental, and vision coverage for children and teens. For information call (800) 880-5305.
- Medi-Cal - The Medi-Cal Program offers no or low-cost regular Medi-Cal services for adults and children. Applications and instructions are available at participating local clinics and hospitals; online; at local Department of Public Social Services offices; or by calling the Medi-Cal toll-free number at (877) 597-4777.
- Marsh Affinity Group Services - Members of Cal State L.A.'s Alumni Association can take advantage of group rates for Blue Shield Major Medical Insurance, short-term medical insurance, a vision discount plan, dental plan, catastrophic major medical insurance, and other insurance. For more information contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-2586 or Marsh Affinity Group Services at (888) 560-2586.