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Los Angeles - Healthcare & Medical Treatment


Health Insurance in Los Angeles, and the rest of the United States, is not required. However, healthcare and prescription costs are relatively high. Many employers offer group health insurance as part of an employee benefits package. The cost of the plan is usually deducted from the employee's paycheck, but group healthcare plans generally offer lower rates and less exclusions than individual health plans.

If your employer does not offer health insurance, individual plans can be purchased through and insurance agency or directly from the health insurance carrier. Individual and family plans are typically more costly than group rates, but they can help you avoid accruing a larger debt if you are sick, injured, or hospitalized. Many plans provide prescription coverage as well. When purchasing an individual or family plan, shop around. It is also important to ask questions about any exclusions on prescription and healthcare coverage.

Many health care plans use a co-pay system. With this system, you will be asked to pay a small, generally pre-set, fee at if you visit a doctor’s office or emergency room.

Below are some companies that provide personal individual and family healthcare plans in the Los Angeles area:

Blue of California

Phone Number: 1-800-381-9990

Hours: 8:00AM-8:00PM Pacific Standard Time

E-mail: find-a-plan@blueshieldca.com

Website: www.blueshieldcaplans.com

Aetna

Phone Number: 1-866-582-9629

Website: www.aetna.com

L.A. Care Health Plan

Phone Number: 1-888-452-2273

Website: www.lacare.org/home

Los Angeles offers many hospitals, throughout the city, that serve its population. When you move to the city, indentify which hospitals are closest to your home in case of an emergency. Below is a list of some of Los Angeles's many hospitals.

California Hospital Medical Center

1401 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90015

Phone Number: (213) 748-2411

www.chmcla.org

Good Samaritan Hospital

616 Witmer Street

Los Angeles, California 90017

Phone Number: (213) 977-2121 or (213) 977-2420

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: (213) 977-2127

Website: www.goodsam.org

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

4650 West Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90027

Phone Number: (323) 660-2450

Website: www.childrenshospitalla.com

USC University Hospital

1500 San Pablo Street

Los Angeles, California 90033

Phone Number: (323) 442- 8500, (323) 223-0168, and (410) 760-7104

Website: www.uscuh.com/CWSContent/uscuh

Orthopaedic Hospital

2400 South Flower Street

Los Angeles, California 90007

Phone Number: (213) 742-1000

Website: www.orthohospital.org

USC Norris Cancer Hospital

1441 Eastlake Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90089

Phone Number: (323) 865-3000

Website: www.norriscancerhospital.com/CWSContent/uscnorris

Barlow Resperitory Hospital

2000 Stadium Way

Los Angeles, California 90026

Phone Number: (213) 250-4200

Website: www.barlow2000.org

Shriners Hospital for Children

3160 Geneva Street

Los Angeles, California 90020

Phone Number: (213) 388-3151 or (213) 388-5151

Website: www.shrinershq.org

Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program: Los Angeles Medical Health Center and Sunset Hospital

4867 West Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90027

Phone Number: (323) 783-4011

Website: www.kaiserpermanente.org

Temple Community Hospital

235 North Hoover Street

Los Angeles, California 90004

Phone Number: (213) 382-7252 and (213) 387-7817

Website: www.templecommunityhospital.com

East L.A. Doctors Hospital

4060 Whittier Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90023

Phone Number: (323) 268-5514

Glendale Memorial Hospital

1420 South Central Avenue

Glendale, California 91204

Phone Number: (818) 502-2300

Website: www.glendalememorialhospital.org

For emergency situations, dial 911 from any phone.



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