Resources, assistance and what you need to know about the novel coronavirus
Get Vaccinated! Get Boosted!
All public health agencies and L.A. Care recommend that everyone who is eligible get the vaccine and boosters. It is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones and for all of us to get back to a more normal life. Many sites throughout L.A. County are now offering vaccines and boosters without an appointment, and have expanded hours to include evenings and weekends. Visit myturn.ca.gov to find a vaccination location near you. There is no cost to L.A. Care members to receive the vaccine or boosters.
L.A. County is in the medium tier. The Department of Public Health recommends that everyone ages 2 and older wear a mask in indoor public spaces. This includes transit, retail, event venues, schools, and worksites when around others.
If you are interested in learning more about the best masks for you and your loved ones, then please access this webpage.
To learn more about the current and future COVID-19 surge status in Los Angeles County, then please access this webpage.
Information changes quickly. We're sharing updates to help us all keep up with the latest.
Learn the symptoms of COVID-19, and what you should do if you are feeling sick.
Everyone continues to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help with food, unemployment, or other issues, L.A. Care Community Link can show you services near you.
Enter your zip code and select "search". When you're on the resources page, enter "covid19" in the search bar at the top.
You will see related services and help from many different community-based organizations and government agencies.
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AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. It is replacing the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
Two Steps to Enroll
1. Go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.
Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete.
Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan.
You may be eligible for Medi-Cal. Learn about benefits and apply today.
Resources for L.A. Care Members
Have questions about getting care? We're here to help you with services and costs during COVID-19.
Access to COVID-19 Therapeutics is Now Available Through “Test to Treat” Program
COVID-19 therapeutics are oral anti-viral medications that can help prevent serious illness, hospitalization or death in individuals at elevated risk for poor outcomes should they get infected with COVID-19.
Through the Federal government’s recently-launched “Test to Treat” program, eligible patients can walk into a limited number of local pharmacies and clinics to get tested and treated on the same visit. A limited number of CVS Minute Clinics in L.A. County are currently participating and can be found here.
If you test positive for COVID-19 and have questions on which treatment is right for you, please contact your medical provider or call the L.A. County COVID-19 information line at 833-540-0473, 8:00 am - 8:30 pm daily. You can also visit the Federal therapeutics locator to find available therapeutics near you.
For more information on available COVID-19 therapeutics, please visit the County’s Medicine to Treat and Prevent COVID-19 web page.
NO-COST OVER-THE-COUNTER RAPID TEST KITS
Medi-Cal beneficiaries may obtain up to eight (8) over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests per month at no cost through pharmacies enrolled as Medi-Cal providers.
L.A. Care members in our commercial L.A. Care Covered ™ Plans and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan may obtain up to eight (8) over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests per month at no cost, either through an L.A. Care network pharmacy or L.A. Care’s mail order pharmacy.
Medicare will cover up to eight (8) over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests per month at no cost, through participating pharmacies for Cal MediConnect (CMC) members. Please visit the Medicare website for a partial list of participating pharmacies. CMC members can also use their quarterly $125 Over-the-Counter (OTC) benefit allowance to purchase FDA-approved COVID-19 rapid antigen tests online at Walmart.com or in-store at participating retailers.
All U.S. households can order an over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen test from the federal government at COVIDtests.gov at no cost.
Visit our rapid test information page for details.
COVID-19 has put all of us under a lot of stress. View services to help those who feel worried, anxious or lonely.
Want to help others in your community? Participate in the fight against COVID-19 or support those in need.
SEE HOW YOUR HEALTH PLAN IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19
L.A. Care is working hard to provide immediate relief to our Los Angeles County community. Read about our efforts to support health care providers and local organizations.