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Community Supports

Medically appropriate and cost-effective alternative services and settings for members

Community Supports - Members

Community Supports may be available under your Individualized Care Plan. Community Supports are medically appropriate and cost-effective alternative services or settings to those covered under the Medi-Cal State Plan. These services are optional for Members to receive.

If you qualify, these services may help you live more independently. They do not replace benefits that you already get under Medi-Cal. Community Supports may include help finding or keeping housing, medically-tailored meals, or other help for you or your caregiver. If you need help or would like to find out what Community Supports may be available for you, call 1-888-839-9909 (TTY 711) or call your health care provider. There is no cost to Members for Community Supports services.

Housing Transition Navigation Services & Housing Tenancy and Sustaining Services

Includes services to help members who are homeless to find housing and maintain safe and stable tenancy

View Housing Support

Meals/Medically Tailored Meals

Home-delivered meal programs that aims to improve health outcomes and address barriers associated with food insecurity

Learn About Meal Program

Recuperative Care (Medical Respite)

Short-term residential care for individuals experiencing homelessness and need to heal from an injury or illness

Go to Recuperative Care

Housing Deposits

Assists with identifying, coordinating, securing, or funding one-time services and modifications necessary to enable a person to establish a basic household that do not constitute room and board

What is Housing Deposits?

Sobering Centers

Alternative destinations for individuals who are found to be publicly intoxicated and would otherwise be transported to the emergency department or jail

Find Out About Centers

Personal Care and Homemaker Services

Supports individuals who need assistance with daily activities, such as bathing, getting dressed, personal hygiene, cooking and eating

More About Services

Respite Services

Short-term services provided to caregivers of those who require occasional temporary supervision to give relief to the caregiver

Go to Respite Services

Environmental Accessibility Adaptations

Physical adaptations to a home to ensure the health and safety of the beneficiary and may include ramps and grab bars

More About These Services

Community Supports Upcoming Launches

L.A. Care will add additional Community Supports (CS) programs for later go-live dates.


What's Coming

To find out if Community Supports may be right for you, call L.A. Care to find out if you qualify to receive Community Supports services. Additionally, you can talk to your health care provider who can find out if you qualify for Community Supports services and when and how you can receive them.