Free healthcare for babies, children, teens

This year–an especially dangerous time for your family! People 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.

Free health care for infants, children, teenagers Eligible newborn babies and children up to the age of 18 years can receive free medical services from Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids.

Eligibility for COACH for Kids Call COACH for Kids to learn whether your children are eligible for their free medical services! You also can make an appointment over the phone. Call COACH for Kids at 1-800-233-2771.

Flu shots too 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.

COACH for Kids near WIC 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.

December COACH for Kids will be traveling to many of our WIC centers throughout the month of December. See our December calendar here>>

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.

Like a clinicThe 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Eligibiity for CHDP 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>>