Preventive & Wellness services and Chronic Disease Management

The plan covers:

  • Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices recommended vaccines
  • Family planning services
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures recommendations
  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) screening
  • Asthma prevention services
  • Preventive services for women recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Help to quit smoking, also called smoking cessation services
  • United States Preventive Services Task Force Grade A and B recommended preventive services

Family planning services are provided to members of childbearing age to enable them to determine the number and spacing of children.
These services include all methods of birth control approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

L.A. Care’s PCP and OB/GYN specialists are available for family planning services.

For family planning services, you may also choose a Medi-Cal doctor or clinic not connected with L.A. Care without having to get pre-approval (prior authorization) from L.A. Care.
Services from an out-of-network provider not related to family planning may not be covered.
To learn more, call Member Services at 1-888-839-9909 (TTY: 711).

L.A. Care also covers chronic disease management programs focused the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Asthma/COPD
  • Depression

For preventive care information for youth 20 years old and younger, visit the Child and Youth Well Care section of this handbook.

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