Free healthcare for children of many ages

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This year–an especially dangerous time for your family! Hundreds of people, more than usual, have gotten the flu this year. People will continue getting the flu. They can pass along their flu germs to you or your children! And if you get the flu, you can infect others!

As soon as possible! Have you and your family received your flu shots? If not, get them as soon as possible.

County flu clinics! The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health offers flu clinics each year. These clinics are providing free flu shots through the month of May while they still have enough vaccine.

Among the County flu clinics are:

MLK Jr. Center for Public Health, 323-568-8100

Torrance Public Health Center, 310-354-2300

Whittier Public Health Center, 562-464-5350

Curtis-Tucker Public Health Center, 310-419-5325

Central Public Health Center (Tuesdays and Thursdays), (213) 240-8204

Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids If your child is 6 months old up to age 18, he or she can receive a free flu shot from Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids through May or possibly even through June while they still have enough vaccine. 1-800-233-2771

Phone ahead! It’s a good idea to phone ahead before going to a clinic, center, or COACH for Kids mobile van.

August calendar Free health care, including shots, for infants, children and youth from Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids Your child can receive health care in a number of locations. Click here to see the COACH for Kids August calendar. Scroll down to read these calendars in Spanish. Learn where children can receive free health care!

At our WIC centers The COACH for Kids mobile van travels to a number of our WIC centers. Medical providers on board give shots and provide many other health care services.

The COACH for Kids vans travel to many communities in Los Angeles and other LA County cities. They travel to public housing developments, homeless shelters and other locations.

Free medical services of all kinds All newborn babies and children up to the age of 18 years can receive free medical services from Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids.

Aboard the medical van Babies and children can receive many medical services, such as physical exams, their shots, screening tests for diseases like tuberculosis, as well as hearing and vision, blood lead, anemia, and developmental screenings. They can receive other medical and dental services too.

The COACH for Kids mobile van houses a complete medical unit. Registered nurses, other health care practitioners and a social worker serve their patients inside this van.

COACH for Kids also has an on-board pharmacy, and gives parents medications when their children need them.

Learn more! Read about Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids here>>

The Child Health & Disability Prevention Program Free health checkups also are available from the CHDP Program, which provides services to eligible children of low-income families.

Learn about eligibility and find information on many health topics on the CHDP Program website.The website also includes lists of doctors and dentists who participate in the CHDP Program. Read more here>>