Referrals to community resources When you meet with a WIC educator, you can talk about whatever you need for your family.

Are you looking for low-cost childcare or a preschool? Are you looking for a program to help with a drug addiction or with domestic violence? Are you looking for a shelter or a medical clinic?

Whatever it is, ask your WIC educator for assistance.

Community resources Below you will find information about many of the resources available locally.


Medi-Cal Medi-Cal is available to cover medical costs for low-income families who meet certain requirements.

All pregnant women who are eligible for WIC are also eligible for Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal will cover your prenatal care, delivery and postpartum checkup.

Children may also be eligible for Medi-Cal or other programs.

Most women and children on Medi-Cal also meet the WIC income requirements.

There are several ways to apply for Medi-Cal. Help is available at many WIC sites. Ask to speak to the application assistor.

Whether you are applying for your child or yourself, you can call (800)541-5555 or visit . You can also apply at your local DPSS office.


Family PACT Family PACT is a program that provides no-cost family planning services to low-income men and women, including teens. To find a provider near you, call (800) 942-1054 or visit the Family PACT website:

CHDP The Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) provides early and regular free health and dental checkups to children up to 19 years of age and to children up to 21 years of age if they are eligible for Medi-Cal. Children of all WIC families are eligible for CHDP services.

To make a CHDP appointment, call your doctor, a county health center or a community health center. To find a CHDP provider near you, call (800) 993-2437. You can also ask staff at your WIC center for a list of CHDP providers.


CalWORKs California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids is a time-limited program that provides financial assistance to eligible needy families with (or expecting) children to help pay for housing, food, utilities, clothing, medical care, and/or other necessary expenses. For more information call (866)613-3777 or visit

CalFresh (Food Stamps) This program gives you benefits to help you buy food. However there are income and resources limits. To receive CalFresh, you must be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident.

To apply, visit the DPSS office in your area, call (866)613-3777 or visit

General Relief This county-funded program provides financial assistance to adults not eligible for federal or state assistance. A single woman up to four months pregnant may be eligible.

You can apply for Medi-Cal (MC), CalWORKs (CW), CalFresh (CF) (formerly known as Food Stamps), General Relief (GR), GROW (General Relief Opportunities for Work), and Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) at some of the following offices.

To locate a DPSS office in your area and to learn more about these benefits, access the DPSS website at or phone (866) 613-3777 (24 hours a day).

Compton (CW, CF, MC)
211 E. Alondra Blvd.
Compton, CA 90220
(866) 613-3777

Exposition Park (MC, CW, CF)
3833 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(866) 613-3777

Florence (CW, CF, MC)
1740 E. Gage Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(866) 613-3777

Metro Family (CW, CF, MC)
2615 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(866) 613-3777

Metro Special (GR, GF, MC, GROW)
2707 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(866) 613-3777

Paramount (CW, CF, MC)
2961 E. Victoria St.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
(866) 613-3777

South Central (CW, GR, CF, MC, GROW)
10728 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(866) 613-3777

South Family (CW, CF, MC, RCA)
17600 A. Santa Fe Ave.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
(866) 613-3777

South Special (GR, CF, GROW, CAPI)
17600 B. Santa Fe Ave.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
(866) 613-3777

Southwest Family (CW, CF, MC, RCA)
8300 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(866) 613-3777

Call (800) 427-8700 to learn about county health services, referrals or filing complaints.

The following facilities are only for the treatment of communicable (contagious) diseases, immunizations, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and testing and treatment of tuberculosis.

Central Health Center
Immunization and testing for tuberculosis (TB) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
241 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 240-8204

Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health
11833 S. Wilmington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 568-8100

Dollarhide Health Center
This clinic, run by Los Angeles County, provides primary care. Call to learn about medical insurance requirements and to be assigned to a center.
1108 N. Oleander Ave.
Compton, CA 90222
(424) 338-1800

These Los Angeles County-run centers provide low-cost outpatient services. They accept Medi-Cal and most use a sliding fee scale.

Hubert H. Humphrey CHC
5850 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90003
(323) 846-4312

H. Claude Hudson CHC
2829 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 744-3945

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Care
(outpatient and specialty clinics)
1670 E. 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(424) 338-1000

These hospitals provide low-cost inpatient services.

Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90502
(424) 306-4000

LAC+USC Medical Center
(emergency, inpatient and outpatient services)
1983 Marengo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 409-1000

The following agencies provide free or low-cost general health care.

Central City Community Health Center
5970 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(323) 234-3280

BAART Community Healthcare
For adults only
4920 S. Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 235-5035

Bell Gardens Family Medical Center
6501 S. Garfield Ave.
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
(562) 928-9600

Downey Family Medical Center
a satellite clinic of Bell Gardens Family Medical Center
12113-A Woodruff Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 928-9600

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center
1530 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 747-5542

Huntington Park Family Health Center
a satellite clinic of South Central Family Health Center
2680 Saturn Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 908-4200

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
2115 N. Wilmington Ave.
Compton, CA 90222
(323) 541-1411

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
at Dominguez High School
15301 South San Jose Ave.
Compton 90221
(323) 541-1411

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
Dr. Louis C. Frayser Health Center
5701 South Hoover St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 541-1411

South Central Family Health Center
4425 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 908-4200
Prenatal Department:
(323) 908-4271
(323) 908-4272

To Help Everyone (T.H.E.) Health and Wellness Centers
3834 South Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90062
(323) 730-1920

UMMA Community Clinic
711 West Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 789-5610

Watts Health Center
10300 S. Compton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90002
(323) 564-4331

The following hospitals provide inpatient services in our area.

California Hospital Medical Center
1401 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 748-2411

PIH Health Hospital/Downey
11500 Brookshire Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-5000

Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center
9333 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
(800) 823-4040 (toll free)

St. Francis Medical Center
3630 East Imperial Highway
Lynwood, CA 90262
(310) 900-8900


ASAP Family Treatment for Alcohol/Drugs
(800) 367-2727

Asthma and Allergy Foundation
(800) 727-8462

Breastfeeding Helpline
South Los Angeles Health Projects/WIC
Breastfeeding assistance in English or Spanish
(323) 905-1248

Child Support
If you are not receiving CalWORKs, call the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office at (866) 901-3212. If you are receiving CalWORKs, DPSS will try to help you get child support.

Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 978-3600

LA County Information Line
Call 2-1-1 for free information on health and social services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in many languages.
For emergencies, call 911.

LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
(323) 466-3876
This website provides transportation information for Los Angeles County and includes a metro trip planner.

Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA)
This program assists uninsured families and individuals to apply for free and low-cost health coverage programs and learn how to use them.
1111 West Sixth St. 4th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 749-4261

Maternal Mental Health Resource Directory
(to locate help for maternal depression)

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF)
Early education and family services, including childcare

National Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 252-6465 (English only)

Poison Control Center
(800) 222-1222

St. Francis Medical Center Health Benefits Resource Center
This is an information, enrollment and referral service. This center is located in Lynwood.
1-800-603-WELL or (800) 603-9355 or 310-900-7380

Smokers’ Helpline
(800)-NO-BUTTS or (800) 662-8887

Youth Crisis Line
(800) 843-5200 Spanish/English–available 24 hours a day