Health & Medical

How can I get meals delivered to my home from Meals on Wheels?

Meals on Wheels
3510 Maricopa St.
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 542-3434

How do  I check on the status of a doctor’s license ?

Contact the California Medical Board at :
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815

E-Mail: Webmaster@mbc.ca.gov

http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Breeze/License_Verification.aspx

How do I find out if my  doctor has been subject to any disciplinary actions ?

 Consumers can contact the Board's Central Complaint Unit for assistance either through our toll-free line (1-800-633-2322) or by calling (916) 263-2382. 

Please also see the following for more information:
http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Consumers/Complaints/

How do I make a complaint about unsanitary conditions in food or medical establishments ?

To make a complaint contact the Los Angeles Department of Public Health.  888- 397-3993
http://lapublichealth.org/phreprob1.htm

Food Related sites: http://www.lapublichealth.org/eh/rfig/rfigfiles/foreward.html http://www.lapublichealth.org/eh/

How do I report bad tasting/looking water?

For California Water Service, visit www.calwater.com.

How may I obtain a ride to a hospital in the South Bay area?

Contact The Wave Bus Transportation. "The Wave" is a local bus at (310) 376-3990.

What can I do about a problem with rats or mice ?

Rats and other pests are better handled by commercial pest control companies.  If your neighbor has conditions that harbor rats, contact Code Enforcement at 310-318-0637.

What is the phone number for the AIDS Hotline ?

You may reach the AIDS Hotline by phoning :

California HIV/AIDS Hotline: (800) 367-2437

Where are the nearest hospitals ?

Little Company of Mary Health Services, Torrance - Catholic
Little Company of Mary Hospital-Torrance 310-540-7676
Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach.

Where can I find a food assistance program?

PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF 12860 Crossroads Parkway South
City of Industry 91746
Phone (562)908-8400
Phone (562)908-8454 - public information
(TDD) (562)908-8362
https://dpss.lacounty.gov/

Provides financial, employment, and health related assistance to residents of Los Angeles County. Programs and services include California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), which provides temporary financial assistance and L.A.GAIN employment services to families with children; Cal-Learn, a CalWORKs program for pregnant and parenting teens; and General Relief (GR), which provides temporary assistance and work opportunities to indigent adults. DPSS programs also include Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), Child Medi-Cal Enrollment Project (CMEP), Healthy Families and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS).

Telephone Directory:
INFORMATION LINE of Los Angeles* 800-339-6993
Public HELP Line 877-481-1044

Where can I find out information about food stamps ?

PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF 12860 Crossroads Parkway South
City of Industry 91746
Phone (562)908-8400
Phone (562)908-8454 - public information
(TDD) (562)908-8362
https://dpss.lacounty.gov/

Provides financial, employment, and health related assistance to residents of Los Angeles County. Programs and services include California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), which provides temporary financial assistance and L.A.GAIN employment services to families with children; Cal-Learn, a CalWORKs program for pregnant and parenting teens; and General Relief (GR), which provides temporary assistance and work opportunities to indigent adults. DPSS programs also include Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), Child Medi-Cal Enrollment Project (CMEP), Healthy Families and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS).

Telephone Directory:
INFORMATION LINE of Los Angeles* 800-339-6993
Public HELP Line 877-481-1044

Where can I get an AIDS test?

Contact the AIDS/HIV Project Los Angeles at 213-201-1600  or the AIDS/HIV Hotline at 800-367-2437


https://aplahealth.org/services/hiv-std-testing/

https://gettested.cdc.gov/

Where can I get help in caring for a family member who has long term health problems, such as Alzheimer’s disease?

Please contact:

Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 3715 McClintock, University Park, MC-0191, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191, (855) 872-6060. Los Angeles County. Website: http://fcscgero.org/

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)
https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

Where may I find assistance with mental health problems?

Contact the Los Angeles County of Mental Health at :

MENTAL HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF
Administrative Headquarters
550 South Vermont Avenue, 12th Floor, Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-4601
https://dmh.lacounty.gov/

Operates more than 40 program sites throughout the county and contracts with more than 350 community-based agencies and individuals as partners to provide a full spectrum of mental health services.

Where may I find information about home care?

Contact the Family Caregiver Alliance in Los Angeles at :

Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 3715 McClintock, University Park, MC-0191, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191, (213) 740-8711, (800) 540-4442 (regional) or e-mail: http://fcscgero.org/contact-us/. Los Angeles County. Website: http://fcscgero.org/

Who do I call to report a public health concern?

County of Los Angeles Public Health - 626-430-5100 or visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh