Provider Moral Objection

Some providers have a moral objection to some covered services.
This means they have a right to not offer some covered services if they morally disagree with the services.
If your provider has a moral objection, they will help you find another provider for the needed services. L.A. Care can also help you find a provider.

Some hospitals and providers do not provide one or more of these services even if they are covered by Medi-Cal:

  • Family planning
  • Contraceptive services, including emergency contraception
  • Sterilization, including tubal ligation at the time of labor and delivery
  • Infertility treatments
  • Abortion

To make sure you choose a provider who can give you the care you and your family needs, call the doctor, medical group, independent practice association, or clinic you want. Or call L.A. Care at 1-888-839-9909 (TTY: 711). Ask if the provider can and will provide the services you need.

These services are available to you. L.A. Care will make sure you and your family members can use providers (doctors, hospitals, clinics) who will give you the care you need. If you have questions or need help finding a provider, call L.A. Care at 1-888-839-9909 (TTY 711).