Affordable Health Insurance - Low-Cost Medical Care - Food Assistance

California WIC

WIC is for all types of families who meet the income guidelines: married and single parents, working or not working. Families who receive Medi-Cal/Medicaid, CalFresh/SNAP, or CalWorks qualify. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent, or a caretaker of a child under age five, you can apply for WIC online. Benefits include: Free food and nutrition education program for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women with children under age five. Services provided in-language as needed.

Populations Served: State of California

LA County Dept of Public Social Services (DPSS)

DPSS offers Medi-Cal health insurance, CalFresh food assistance, CalWORKs cash assistance for families, and General Relief cash assistance for individuals. They also assist customers who are experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, substance use disorders and have many other social service programs available. In-language services are provided as needed.

Phone number: (866) 613-3777


Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program that provides medical services to low-income people at little or no cost. It is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

Medi-Cal provides health services, assistance in enrolling in health insurance programs, and child health services. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

Populations Served: LA County

Phone number: (866) 613-3777




Key Offering(s): LA County Information line on various resources (i.e. food pantries/banks). Services are provided in English, Spanish other languages available.

Populations Served: Countywide

Phone number: 2-1-1 or (800) 339-6993

Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP)

CCNP focuses on ensuring Equal Access to Essential Need Services, such as housing, food, health, transportation, and education; Building Financial Security through professional and career development, financial education, free tax preparation, and income supports; and Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders through academic support, youth leadership, civic engagement, and youth workforce development. CCNP offers a food security program, grocery food distribution, hot meal distribution, pop-up food distribution, and diaper distribution. Languages: Various languages.

Populations Served: Countywide with a focus on the Westlake/Pico-Union communities.

Phone Number: (213) 482-8618

Email: [email protected]

Covered California

Covered California is a free service that connects Californians with brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place where you can get financial help when you buy health insurance from well-known companies. That means when you apply, you may qualify for a discount on a health plan through Covered California, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program. Either way, you’ll have great health coverage. is sponsored by Covered California and the Department of Health Care Services, which work together to help Californians get the coverage and care that are right for them. Information online is available in 13 languages.

Populations Served: State of California

Phone Number: (800) 300-1506