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49 The People's Guide 2013-2014 care are included. The number is (800) 255-5053. Enrollment is not always open. It is possible to enroll a new sibling if a brother or sister is already in Kaiser. 2. Child Health and Disability Program (CHDP) CHDP provides free early and regular health exams for many low-income children up to 19 years of age; Medi-Cal eligible children up to 21 years of age; and Head Start and State preschool children. There are no im- migration requirements, however, visits are allowed based on a "periodicity schedule", with some exceptions for physical exams needed for school, for children in foster care and for problems that might occur between screenings. Children in Medi-Cal Managed Care can get more screenings than the state's schedule allows. CHDP offers physical exams, immunizations, vision and hearing testing, lead poisoning testing, nutritional check, teeth and gum check, and some lab tests including sickle cell. For more information call (800) 993-2437. Health Care A program called the "CHDP Gateway" allows children who go to a CHDP provider for a health exam or well-child check-up to pre-enroll in full, no-cost Medi-Cal tem- porarily at the provider's office. If your child qualifies for no-cost Medi-Cal he or she will receive no-cost Medi-Cal, begin- ning on the first day of the month that the application is submitted and ending the last day of the following month. You can request a joint Medi-Cal/Healthy Families mail-in application to be sent to your home. Infants under one year of age who are born to a mother on Medi-Cal at the time of birth are eligible for "Deemed Eligibility" to have full-scope Medi-Cal until their first birthday without filling out the additional Joint Medi-Cal/Healthy Families applica- tion. Be sure to include the mother's name and Medi-Cal number on the CHDP Gateway application. 3. California Children's Services Children's Medical Services (or California Children's Services) case manages and provides health services for children up to age 21 with eligible major medical conditions caused by accidents, diseases, and congenital disabilities, whether or not the children also have Medi-Cal. Undocu- mented children may qualify if their parents live in Los Angeles County. For eligibility information, call (800-288-4584). Service providers are all over the county. Family income must be less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (see pg. 40 ) a year, or may be greater if their CCS related medical expenses are expected to be more than 20% of the family's income. There is no family income limit for children who need services to confirm a CCS-eligible medical condition; or were adopted with a known CCS-eligible medical condition; or are applying only for services through the Medical Therapy Program; or are Medi-Cal beneficiaries, full scope, no share of cost; or are Healthy Families subscribers. Free and Low Cost Health Care In an emergency, it is a legal and ethical duty for every clinic or hospital emergency room to provide emergency care, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. Know your rights and ask for the help you need. FREE AND LOW COST HOSPITALS AND CLINICS 1. County Hospitals and Clinics County Health Dept. (Services, Referrals to Clinics, or Complaints) (800) 427-8700 On-line:, click on "clinics" and then click on "Patient Information." County Hospitals: Harbor-UCLA 1000 W. Carson St., Torrance 90509 (310) 222-2345 High Desert Health System (Out patient visits only) 44900 N. 60th St. W., Lancaster 93536 (661) 948-8581 Martin Luther King Hospital/Drew (Urgent care and out patient visits only) 12021 S. Wilmington Ave., LA 90059 (310) 668-2622 Los Angeles County/USC 1200 N. State St., LA 90033 (323) 226-2622 Olive View 14445 Olive View Dr., Sylmar 91342 (818) 364-1555 Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilita- tion Center 7601 E. Imperial Highway, Downey 90242 (877) 726-2461 Comprehensive Health Centers: Mid Valley 7515 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys 91405 (818) 947-0230 El Monte 10953 Ramona Blvd., El Monte 91731 (626)579-8463 H. Claude Hudson 2829 S. Grand Ave., LA 90007 (213) 744-4716 Hubert Humphrey 5850 S. Main Street, LA 90003 (323) 846-4104 Long Beach 1333 Chestnut, Long Beach 90813 (562) 599-2153 Edward R. Roybal 245 S. Fetterly Ave., LA 90022 (323) 780-2373 2. Veterans (877) 222-8387 Information on a full range of medical benefits available to veterans, regardless of your income and even if the health problem is not related to military service. Look at page 24 for more services.

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