IMPORTANT: Changes to Medi-Cal rules are coming! Medi-Cal will be available to all people who are 50 years of age or older who meet all Medi-Cal eligibility criteria, and immigration status will not matter. These changes will also let people keep more property and qualify for Medi-Cal. Go to benefitscal.com or call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services at 1-866-613-3777.

COVID-19 Resources for Providers

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Grant Funding Available for Providers That Enroll in the Federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program Through KidsVaxGrant

The State of California is offering grant funding to medical organizations that enroll in the federal VFC Program, serving eligible children from birth through 18 years of age, or, if currently enrolled, to expand COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours. VFC providers newly enrolled in myCAvax could be eligible for $10,000 to support enrollment and launching a vaccination center. VFC providers already enrolled in myCAvax, who are expanding operating hours could be eligible for $15,000. The application cycle is open until May 27, 2022, or when all funds are disbursed. Learn more about accessing application resources, and to apply for a KidsVaxGrant.

Participation in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program has Never Been Easier: Get Onboarding Support to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines to Your Patients!

Sign up to become a COVID-19 vaccine administrator today and make it easy for your patients to get vaccinated. Our member research indicates that the number one place patients prefer to get vaccinated is in their doctor’s office.

  • COVID-19 vaccine and ancillary supplies are free
  • Reimbursement for vaccine administration is available
  • Immunity from liability is available for authorized vaccines
  • Ultra-low freezers are not required
  • Vaccine can be ordered in small quantities

The L.A. County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) offers extensive onboarding support to physicians interested in becoming COVID-19 vaccine administrators. Please visit the LACDPH Checklist and Guidance for Vaccination Partners for access to onboarding resources. For one-on-one support, please contact the LACDPH Provider Onboarding Support team at COVAXOnboard@ph.lacounty.gov or contact the LACDPH Vaccine Administration Provider Line, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm at 833-505-0761. Access additional enrollment information

Monoclonal and Antiviral Therapy for Non-Hospitalized Patients

For information about available COVID-19 treatments, distribution, and supply, please access the L.A. County Department of Public Health’s page on Monoclonal and Antiviral Therapy for Non-Hospitalized Patients.

 

Communicating with Vaccine Hesitant Patients

It can be hard to communicate with patients who do not want to be vaccinated because we are living in a time where vaccination is a way to protect ourselves and those around us. As a medical professional, your opinion counts greatly. Letting your patients tell you their reasons, listening to them, gaining their trust, and then providing them with advice on how to protect themselves is key. View our Tip Sheets, which offer talking points and other advice with these important conversations:

 

HAVE YOU RECEIVED YOUR
COVID-19 VACCINE YET?

L.A. Care recommends that every eligible person in its provider network get vaccinated. It is the best way to protect yourself, your patients, your colleagues and your family.

As healthcare personnel, you were placed first in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccines because of your essential role in fighting this deadly pandemic. Building defenses against COVID-19 at your health care facility and in your community is a team effort, and you are a key part of that defense.

There is a lot of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. Here are some important truths:

  • The COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you by creating an antibody response, which prevents severe illness and hospitalization. 
  • COVID-19 vaccines are being held to the same safety standards as all other vaccines. 
  • COVID-19 vaccines were tested in diverse adult populations, including among Blacks, Latinos, Asian Pacific Islanders, other communities of color and older adults. 
  • Millions in America and around the world have safely received the vaccine.

Schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

HEALTH ADVISORIES

Stay informed about news alerts and health advisories within Los Angeles County.

L.A. Care is committed to helping our Provider Network stay informed of news alerts and health advisories within Los Angeles County, especially those related to COVID-19.

Go to Health Advisories

 

COVID-19 VACCINE PROVIDER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Dr Pejman Bahari-Nejad The COVID-19 vaccine FAQs provides health care providers billing information for the COVID-19 vaccines for all lines of business to include Medi-Cal, CalMediConnect, L.A. Care Covered, L.A. Care Covered Direct, and PASC-SEIU.

L.A. Care appreciates your partnership and continued participation with serving L.A. Care members.

View Frequently Asked Questions

FLU AND COVID-19 TOOLS & RESOURCES

Flu season is here and given the current COVID pandemic, it is more important than ever to offer the flu vaccine to your patients.

Go to Flu & COVID-19 Resources