Take a minute to learn about the health hazards of discarding prescription drugs down the drain and the advantages of creating an advanced health care directive to ensure your wishes are met. Check this page often for updated resources.
MyWellness – Your Online Medical Portal
Did you know you can now view your medical record online? DHS is now using an electronic medical record system, ORCHID, across its health facilities. If you’re a DHS patient, you can access your medical record through the MyWellness patient portal. At your next appointment, ask the registration clerk how to sign up. Once you’re registered, you can view your lab results, medications, and more securely on your computer or mobile device.
Medical Record Request
To receive more detailed information about submitting a request for medical records, please click on the link below that best describes who you are.
I am the patient or legal representative of the patient
I am a health care provider seeking records for treatment purposes
I am an attorney seeking medical records for a DHS patient
Advanced Health Care Directive
The California legislature has enacted law allowing you to give instructions about your health care by completing an advanced health care directive form. You also have the right to name someone else to make health care decisions for you. This form lets you do either or both of these things. It also lets you express your wishes regarding donation of organs and the designation of your primary physician. For more information and to download a sample form click the following link:
One Degree: Find Access Community Resources
Use this free website to find, save, and share thousands of community resources in your neighborhood, including everything from shelter, food and job trainings to mental health resources, after-school programs and more. The site is also available in Spanish and free to use from any internet-connected device (phones, tablets, computers, etc).
Office of Immigrant Affairs
This website created by the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is a guide to immigrant rights, opportunities and resources. Users can access legal resources, learn how to file immigration fraud claims, and learn about a path to citizenship.
Notice of Privacy Practices
The Notice of Privacy Practices describes how the Department of Health Services and its facilities may use and share patient health information and how patients can exercise their health privacy rights.
Apply For Social Services Online
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) announces a convenient way for residents in need of assistance to apply for services online, without having to visit a district office. Residents can now apply for Medi-Cal, CalWORKS, CalFresh and General Relief benefit programs by visiting the Your Benefits Now (YBN) website.
How to Dispose of Prescription Drugs
If you have a medicine cabinet full of expired or unused medications, don’t discard them down the sink! Disposing of expired, unused, or unwanted drugs down the sink or toilet poses serious health hazards to the Los Angeles County water supply and the environment. Click on the links below to find out about environmentally-appropriate disposal options:
Save a Life with Phone App
If you’re trained in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), the PulsePoint app for iOS and Android alerts you when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs in a public place in your immediate vicinity. You get informed at the same time as emergency responders. You’re given detailed instructions where to go, including the location of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) nearby. Effective CPR administered immediately after a cardiac arrest can potentially double or triple the victim’s chance of survival, but less than half of victims receive that immediate help.
Wellness Center Serves Boyle Heights Community
Step into the stunning Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital (LAC+USC Medical Center) in East L.A. and build health and wellness into your life. The Center is open to everyone, and offers a full calendar of events and resources from 15 community health nonprofits housed there. Enjoy the open space and walking trails, take a Zumba class, healthy cooking or alternative spirituality class, or come in to learn more about diabetes and other medical conditions.
Medi-Cal App Now Available
The Medi-Cal app is the official app of Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, which is administered by the California Department of Health Care Services. Current and prospective Medi-Cal beneficiaries should use this app to find local help, like phone numbers for LA County offices, learn about enrollment, get preventive health information, set up reminders, and get important messages about benefits.
Do a Checkup on Your Doctor’s License
The Medical Board of California encourages consumers to check up on their doctor’s license. Such a checkup is simple and helps a consumer make an informed choice when choosing a doctor. To determine a doctor’s status, go to the Medical Board’s website at www.mbc.ca.gov or call (800) 633-2322. You can also sign up for alerts to be notified by email of disciplinary actions taken against a physician’s license, including probationary status, suspension or revocation..