What We Do

L.A. Care Health Plan is the nation's largest publicly operated health plan serving more than 2.9 million members. L.A. Care offers four product lines including Medi-Cal and L.A. Care Covered. The mission-driven health prioritizes health care quality, access and inclusion, and is committed to advancing health equity.

Health Coverage

We offer a variety of affordable health plans for the diverse communities of Los Angeles. Our health plans provide access to a wide network of local doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies.  

Community Engagement

Regional Community Advisory Committees
Eleven Regional Community Advisory Committees (RCACs) give health plan members a voice and keep L.A. Care connected to the needs of the people it serves.

Community Resource Centers
In 2007, L.A. Care opened its first Family Resource Center and had grown to five centers, when in 2019, the health plan embarked on a unique $146 million collaboration with Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan to jointly operate new, safe and inclusive Community Resource Centers across Los Angeles County. Each center connects members from both plans and the Los Angeles community to exercise and nutrition classes, health screenings, Wi-Fi access for telehealth, and membership help. Ultimately, there will be 14 Community Resource Centers across the county.

Health Promoters
This grassroots outreach and education effort, which began in 2007, trains members to go out into the community to disseminate health education and resource information at workshops and health fairs.

Community Investment to Support the Safety Net

In 2000, the L.A. Care Board of Governors established the Community Health Investment Fund (CHIF) to financially support projects that strengthen community health and fill gaps in health coverage for low-income individuals in Los Angeles County. Since then, CHIF has awarded more than $105 million for more than 800 community-based projects and for more than 240 unique community-based clinics and other non-profit social service organizations to address healthcare needs and social determinants of health. L.A. Care's safety net initiatives include:

  • Homeless Health Care – In 2017, L.A. Care committed $20 million over five years to help individuals with complex health needs who are experiencing homelessness transition into permanent supportive housing
    • As a follow up to this CHIF gran, in 2021, L.A. Care helped Los Angeles County's Housing for Health Division secure nearly $20 million dollars from the state to offer rental subsidies over five years. This was done through a $7 million commitment by L.A. Care over the same period to provide intensive case management for those who are housed through the program.
  • Robert E. Tranquada Safety Net Awards – In 2007, L.A. Care began launched this initiative intended to help community clinics invest in strategic infrastructure improvement projects to help position the clinics for long-term growth.
  • Multiple Oral Health Initiatives – Nearly $12 million committed for oral health initiatives since 2003