If you or someone you know in the Beach Cities needs help, call the Assistance, Information & Referral line at 310-374-3426, ext. 256, seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. to access the below services during COVID-19.
- With a network of more than 800 local health providers, BCHD is able to provide information and referrals for nearly every health topic. After a conversation with BCHD’s staff on the Assistance, Information and Referral line, who help serve as a care navigator to help understand your needs, you’ll be provided referrals vetted networks of support. Errand support may also be requested through this resource.
- BCHD serves as an enrollment site for Covered California, and Certified Enrollment Counselors have helped more than 1,600 residents of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach enroll since 2013.With the economic uncertainty created by COVID-19, BCHD is able to support those newly eligible for healthcare benefits through the state marketplace.
- A newly launched program is helping to address food insecurity in the Beach Cities by providing opportunities for older adults, adults with disabilities and vulnerable populations to access meal delivery services during COVID-19. Additionally, surplus produce from currently shuttered school gardens is being harvested and donated to local vulnerable populations.
- Need a referral to a mental health provider for your anxious teen? BCHD’s Student Mental Health Provider Task Force includes more than 60 clinicians specializing in the young adult population, and BCHD also hosts a weekly virtual parent support group, co-facilitated by a licensed clinician from Torrance Memorial’s Thelma McMillen Center and South Bay Families Connected.
- While local senior centers are currently closed, collaboration with the cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach continues to provide an essential safety net to older adults through virtual community programming. New offerings include virtual cooking demonstrations and the evidence-based “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” series. Additionally, virtual exercise classes are available through the Center for Health & Fitness.