Physical Health Services

    Healthcare Services

    Affordable Health Care - Covered California is a marketplace where you and your family may get financial assistance to make coverage more affordable, where you will be able to compare and choose health coverage that best fits your needs and budget, and where you will be able to learn if you qualify for Medi-Cal.

    Community Clinics - Nonprofit outpatient facilities that provide basic health care including physical examinations, immunizations, family planning, nutrition assistance and diagnosis and treatment of common ailments.

    Mobile Clinics - Large motor vehicles that are especially equipped to offer a variety of basic health care services which may include general physical examinations, pediatric services, health screening, vision screening, flu shots, childhood immunizations, laboratory services, WIC certification, STD screening and treatment, family planning services, pregnancy testing and treatment for minor illnesses.

    General Dentistry - Programs that provide primary oral health care for patients of all ages. Services generally include an oral health history, preventive dental cleanings, dental radiographs, oral cancer screening, an examination of the teeth to detect tooth decay or other problems, a periodontal examination to detect gum disease, dental restorations (such as fillings, crowns and implants), cosmetic dentistry, and other procedures such as fluoride treatment.

    Emergency Dental Care - Programs that provide immediate, short-term assistance for people who have lost a filling, broken or lost a tooth or dental prosthesis or who have other dental emergencies and are unable to wait for treatment on an appointment basis.

    Dental Hygiene - Programs that offer preventive dental care including professional teeth cleaning and information about the proper daily self-care of the teeth to remove plaque, food and other residue that is associated with gum disease and tooth decay.

    Prescription Expense Assistance - Programs that provide financial assistance to purchase necessary prescription drugs for people who would be in an emergency situation without assistance.

    Prescription Discount Cards - Private organizations that issue cards that offer discounts on prescriptions at participating network pharmacies including chain and independent retail outlets.

    HIV Testing Services - Programs that offer HIV tests which are used to identify individuals who have been infected with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and are at risk for developing AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) or which are used to measure progression of the disease in people known to be infected.

    Nutrition Services

    Food Stamps/CalFresh Applications - County or state offices that accept Food Stamp applications, determine eligibility for the Food Stamp program and allotments, and issue Food Stamp EBT cards which are presented at the grocery checkout counter when purchasing food. Expedited food stamps may be available within seven days for people who are in an emergency situation and who qualify. Also included are other programs that help people prepare and file Food Stamp/SNAP applications and/or are authorized to do eligibility determinations for the program.

    Food Pantries - Programs that acquire food products through donations, canned food drives, food bank programs or direct purchase and distribute the food to people who are in emergency situations. Some pantries deliver food to people whose disabilities or illnesses make it difficult for them to leave home.

    Soup Kitchens - Programs that provide prepared meals in a central location. The food may be distributed to people who line up for the meal or may be served to people seated in a dining hall setting, and participants rarely need to establish eligibility for the service.

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