Primary Physicians and Specialists
- Whether you have Private Insurance, or are covered by a Managed Care Health Care Plan, you must chose a Primary Care Physician who is part of your plan.
- You must go through your assigned Primary Care Physician to obtain referrals for other medical services.
If you would like some assistance choosing a primary care physician who is part of your Managed Care or Health Care Plan network, get a list from your plan provider. Your Counselor can ask to have the list reviewed by our Physician, to identify providers who may have with experience serving our patients with developmental disabilities.
Please contact providers directly for if you have questions about specific services or insurance.
For information on drug coverage under Medicare Part D Plans, see Medical Information, Medicare Part D
Toolkit for Primary Care Providers for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, created by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Dental Services in the HRC area
The State of California Department of Health Services website also provides a directory of dentists who accept DentiCal, searchable by county, that is updated weekly.
Other Health Care Programs/Resources
Genetically Handicapped Person
Program (GHPP) – If you have a genetic disease such
as: sickle cell, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, etc., this program
can help you pay your medical costs and can also help with
equipment, medication, and other health costs.
CA Department of Health Care Services website on GHPP
Health Insurance Premium Payment
Program (HIPP) – If you are eligible for Medi-Cal,
seriously ill with high-cost medical bills and have access to
private health care coverage, this special state Medi-Cal program
can help you pay for health insurance premium.
(800) 952-5294 or (866) 298-8443
CA Department of Health Care Services website information on HIPP
No-Cost or Low Cost Options
If you don’t have coverage and you live in LA County, LA County Department of Health Services operates clinics and hospitals throughout the county. Their staff are ready to assist you with applying for Medi-Cal or another No-Cost/Low-Cost program, if you’re not eligible for Medi-Cal.
MediCal Access Program – California’s Insurance Program for Mid-Income Pregnant Women
The State of California wants to help you get good health care during your pregnancy. Going without prenatal care can cause many problems for you and your baby. Studies show that women who do not get prenatal care often have more complicated (and expensive) births. If you don’t have insurance to cover your pregnancy and you are not receiving no-cost Medi-Cal or Medicare Part A and Part B, the Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP) may be the helping hand you and your baby need. MCAP can also help if you have other health insurance that doesn’t cover maternity services or with a maternity-only deductible or copayment greater than $500. Check with your other health insurance plan to see if your deductible or copayment is for maternity-only services.
Child Health &
Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) –
Children with Medi-Cal (birth to age 21) or children without
Medi-Cal (birth to age 19 years) in low to moderate income
families are eligible for free immunization shots and health
check-ups from CHDP-approved providers.
LA County http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/cms/CHDP.htm
Long Beach www.longbeach.gov/health/services/directory/chdp/