You can find free and low cost nationwide health care by clicking here.

For free and low cost nationwide mental health care, click here.

For free nationwide prescription medications click here

For Los Angeles mental health care click here

Facing an unplanned pregnancy?
Call 1-800-935-4357 or click here.

You can look up free and low cost clinics/hospitals in the Los Angeles area by clicking here and by clicking here.

Some doctors treat patients for free. Call the California Medical Association at 415-541-0900 to find a physician near you.

The State of California offers Medi-Cal which provides medical coverage for children, pregnant women, families, and adults over 65, the blind or disabled and all other adults. To use these programs you have to have a low income that falls within their guidelines. There are income tables on each of the above links/pages. Applications are available at many clinics and hospitals or call Medi-Cal at 1-877-597-4777.

Most of the clinics listed below provide medical care and free prescriptions.

The Los Angeles Free Clinic has 3 locations, but they all use the same appointment line: 323-653-1990. They start taking same day appointments (Monday-Friday) at 9am over the phone. If you can't get an appointment over the phone, then line up as a walk-in at 6am. Yes, 6am. I am not kidding. Here are 3 locations of the Los Angeles Free Clinic.

Beverly Clinic (near the Beverly Center)
8405 Beverly Blvd.
W. Hollywood, CA 90048
(medical, dental, legal, psychological)

Hollywood Wilshire (east of Paramount Studios)
Health Center
5205 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038 (medical)

Hollywood Center
6043 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 (medical)

The Los Angeles Free Clinic not only provides medical care, but can also provide a VERY LARGE list of other clinics. Check out these other clinics:

Venice Family Clinic
604 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90293
Appointment Line: 310-392-8636
(medical and dental.
If you can't get an appointment walk-ins start at 11:00am)

Burke Health Center
2509 Pico. Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Appointment Line: 310-392-8636
(medical, possibly dental) 

Westside Family Health Clinic 
1711 Ocean Park Ave.
Santa Monica, CA

Venice Health Care Center
905 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Appointment Line: 310-392-8636
(medical, possibly dental)

Les Kelley Family Health Center
1920 Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(medical, sliding scale fee)

UCLA Dental Clinic
323 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Valley Community Clinic
6801 Coldwater Canyon
North Hollywood, CA 91605
(Medical, dental, optometry, counseling)
By appointment only
Call 818-763-8836 between 10am-4pm.
For Optometry (eye care) only, call 818-764-7047.

Of course, if it's an EMERGENCY ALWAYS CALL 911 and/or go to the nearest emergency room! All hospitals are required to treat you, by law, in an emergency.

For people with HIV/AIDS here are some places that can provide medical and other types of assistance:

National HIV/AIDS Hotline (24/7)

Aid for AIDS

AIDS Project L.A. has three different locations and they all use the same appointment line: 213-201-1600.

Here are the locations:

The David Geffen Center
611 S. Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90005

639 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Dental Clinic (for people with HIV/AIDS)
1127 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1504
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Also for HIV testing and Services:

Common Ground
2020 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 190
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Mental Health

Also, do you need free psychological counseling? Who doesn't? Here are some free (and low cost) mental health locations:

L.A. Center for Positive Change
11924 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Tel: 310-390-9717
Fax: 310-390-9717
Hours of Operation: By appointment including weekends.
Free Consultations and Sliding Scale
Services Include: Individual, Group, Couple, Family Therapy, Substance Abuse Programs for Adults and Adolescents, Parenting Classes, Mens Groups, Autism Consultations, Stroke Recovery, Eating Disorders, Perinatal Mood Disorders, Psychological Testing

Los Angeles County Mental Health /Crisis Line
Referrals for crisis intervention

Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic
1404 Micheltorena St. (off of Sunset Blvd. in East Hollywood)
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Maple Center
9107 Wilshire Blvd.
Lower Level
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Jewish Family Services
6505 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Hollywood Mental Health Center
1224 N. Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Southern California Counseling Center
5615 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

UCLA Psychology Clinic
2191 Franz Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90024

California Graduate Center
1100 Glendon Ave.
11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024

2014 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Edelman Westside Mental Health Clinic
11080 W. Olympic Blvd. (Olympic and Sepulveda)
Los Angeles, CA 90230

Daybreak Day Center
1614 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Step Up on 2nd Day Center
1328 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(open 3:30am to 7:30pm everyday)

Family Services of Santa Monica
1333 Euclid St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

California Psychotherapy
1460 7th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Saturday Center for Psychotherapy
3201 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Open Paths
1527 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Open Paths
2125 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Jewish Family Services
1424 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center
4760 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230

Open Paths
12655 Washington Blvd.
Suite 101
Culver City, CA 90066

Free Mental Health Services Help Line: 800-834-6817

Suicide Prevention Center Hotlines (24/7)
1-800-SUICIDE and 1-877-727-4747
Click here for suicide help lines all over the country

If you have a drug and/or alcohol problem:

Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline (24/7)

Alcohol Hotline

Cocaine Hotline

Narcotics Anonymous (24/7)

Alcohol and Drug Helpline (24/7)

Alcohol Center for Women

American Indian Changing Spirits

Asian American Drug Abuse Program

Chabad Rehab Center

CLARE Foundation (drug addiction)

Did you know many pharmaceutical companies have indigent programs? If you take a medication on a regular basis like inhalers for asthma, you can write or call the manufacturers and they will actually send your medication to your doctor's office for FREE!

All you have to do is ask your doctor which company makes your medication, contact the company (I've listed many of them below), they will send you some forms for you and your doctor to sign. All you usually have to do have to provide a tax return or some type of proof that you are indigent (broke ass poor).

To find the most current participating pharmaceutical programs click here.

You can find more programs by clicking here and here

State prescription programs are listed right here.

Medicaid sites can be found here.

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