IMPORTANT: Are you enrolled in Medi-Cal? Has your contact information changed in the past two years? Give your county office your updated contact information so you can stay enrolled. Go to benefitscal.com or call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services at 1-866-613-3777

COVID-19

COVID-19

Resources, assistance and what you need to know about the novel coronavirus

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What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19

If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, there are steps that you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection. Learn more from the CDC.

If you have COVID-19, you can spread the virus to others. Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others. You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results. If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. Learn more from the CDC about isolation and precautions.

Access to COVID-19 Therapeutics is Now Available Through “Test to Treat” Program

COVID-19 therapeutics are oral anti-viral medications that can help prevent serious illness, hospitalization or death in individuals at elevated risk for poor outcomes should they get infected with COVID-19.

Through the Federal government’s recently-launched “Test to Treat” program, eligible patients can walk into a limited number of local pharmacies and clinics to get tested and treated on the same visit. A limited number of CVS Minute Clinics in L.A. County are currently participating and can be found here.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and have questions on which treatment is right for you, please contact your medical provider or call the L.A. County COVID-19 information line at 833-540-0473, 8:00 am - 8:30 pm daily. You can also visit the Federal therapeutics locator to find available therapeutics near you.

For more information on available COVID-19 therapeutics, please visit the County’s Medicine to Treat and Prevent COVID-19 page.

Get vaccinated!

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines 

Information changes quickly. We're sharing updates to help us all keep up with the latest.
 

What to Do if You Are Sick

Learn the symptoms of COVID-19, and what you should do if you are feeling sick.

 

L.A. Care Community Link logo

Everyone continues to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help with food, unemployment, or other issues, L.A. Care Community Link can show you services near you.

Enter your zip code and select "search". When you're on the resources page, enter "covid19" in the search bar at the top.

You will see related services and help from many different community-based organizations and government agencies.

Go to L.A. Care Community Link

 

 

SCAM ALERT: DON'T PAY FOR VACCINE PROMISES

scam prevention flier With COVID-19 vaccines in the pipeline, so are scammers.

What do you need to know to avoid a COVID-19 vaccine-related scam? Learn more tips on recognizing and avoiding COVID-19 vaccine scams, and how to report them.

More on this & COVID-19 fraud

 

ADDITIONAL HELP

AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. It is replacing the Emergency Broadband Benefit.

Two Steps to Enroll

1. Go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.

Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete.

Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan.

Need Health Coverage?

You may be eligible for Medi-Cal. Learn about benefits and apply today.

Resources for L.A. Care Members

Have questions about getting care? We're here to help you with services and costs during COVID-19.

 

L.A. COUNTY TIP LINE

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has a tip line to report any violations of the safety protocols outlined in the Health Officer Order.

Violations can be reported anonymously at 888-700-9995 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding holidays. To report violations online, visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Public Health will take action and issue citations for violations, and repeat violations may result in business closure.

NO-COST OVER-THE-COUNTER RAPID TEST KITS

Medi-Cal beneficiaries may obtain up to eight (8) over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests per month at no cost through pharmacies enrolled as Medi-Cal providers.

L.A. Care members in our commercial L.A. Care Covered ™ Plans and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan may obtain up to eight (8) over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests per month at no cost, either through an L.A. Care network pharmacy or L.A. Care’s mail order pharmacy. 

Medicare will cover up to eight (8) over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests per month at no cost, through participating pharmacies for Cal MediConnect (CMC) members. Please visit the Medicare website for a partial list of participating pharmacies. CMC members can also use their quarterly $125 Over-the-Counter (OTC) benefit allowance to purchase FDA-approved COVID-19 rapid antigen tests online at Walmart.com or in-store at participating retailers.

All U.S. households can order an over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen test from the federal government at COVIDtests.gov at no cost.

Visit our rapid test information page for details.

Don't Forget Self-Care

COVID-19 has put all of us under a lot of stress. View services to help those who feel worried, anxious or lonely.
 

How You Can Help

Want to help others in your community? Participate in the fight against COVID-19 or support those in need.

SEE HOW YOUR HEALTH PLAN IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19

L.A. Care is working hard to provide immediate relief to our Los Angeles County community. Read about our efforts to support health care providers and local organizations.

L.A. Care COVID-19 Response Efforts