APHCV is pleased to inform you that we are starting our new service – podiatry service – at APHCV’s Los Feliz Health Center at 1530 Hillhurst Ave. Los Angeles, 90027. We will provide Out-Patient Podiatry services that are non-invasive or minor surgical procedures as follows.
This service will be available starting August 11 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-5:00pm. This service will be held at our APHCV Los Feliz location.
a. Diabetic foot care
b. Plantar Fasciitis with severe heel pain
c. Achilles tendinitis
d. Treatment of Bunions causing functional impairment or much pain using orthotics
e. Other foot related conditions
To our APHCV Patients,
Due to the surge of COVID-19 cases, we are sad to hear that California will “re-close” many businesses and activities. To slow the spread of the virus, please maintain all safety precautions of wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. APHCV cares about you and your family’s health. Our APHCV Health Centers continue to be open to serve you and your families to address your health concerns. Please call us if you need to make a telephone appointment or have questions about your health at 323-644-3888.
During these unprecedented times, our goal here at APHCV is to assist our patients and community. Here is some information and questions you may have about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
Who is eligible for DRAI funds?
DRAI funds are available to undocumented adults (over 18) who are not eligible for Federal COVID-19 assistance, such as the Federal Stimulus checks or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, and who have experienced hardship due to COVID-19. There is also a limit of $1,000 of DRAI funds per household (only two adults per household can receive the $500 disaster relief assistance).
How much money can I get?
The DRAI will give a $500 check to eligible undocumented immigrants, with a limit of $1,000 per household. The funds are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
When Can I apply for DRAI funds?
Individuals can apply for DRAI funds beginning May 18th.
How can I apply for DRAI funds?
In Los Angeles County undocumented adults may contact ONLY the following three organizations, please note language capacity to refer individuals to the right organization:
|Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA||(213) 241-8880||www.advancingjustice-la.org/drai||Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Farsi, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese|
*For other counties please refer to the CDSS website’s list of organizations: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/immigration/covid-19-drai.
What can I expect from the DRAI application process?
Each non-profit organization listed above will provide site-specific information on how an individual can apply for assistance. This contact information is also available on CDSS website.
How will I receive my check?
The nonprofit organization who helped you apply will specify whether the assistance will be delivered by person pick-up or via mail. If the assistance is picked up in person, the non-profit will comply with physical distancing and other public health guidelines set by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to maximize safety.
Is the personal information provided to apply for this disaster relief assistance protected?
-The information provided to the nonprofit organizations will only be used to confirm eligibility and provide the assistance. The nonprofit organizations will provide general demographic information (e.g. age, gender, preferred language, etc.) about applicants to the State of California, but none of the personal information (e.g. name, address, etc.) provided by applicants or recipients will be given to any government agency
Will receiving this assistance make an individual a public charge?
This funding does not meet the current criteria for public charge–however, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has not issued specific guidance related to this assistance.
How is funding allocated to specific Non-profits for distribution?
The Los Angeles area has been allocated 31% of the total $75Million ($20Million) which will be distributed to some 40,000 people.
What Other Resources are Available to Me?
-Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) launched the California Immigrant Resilience Fund which seeks to raise $50 million to provide cash assistance to undocumented Californians and their families, who are ineligible for COVID-19 federal relief and state safety-net programs. The Resilience Fund is a separate but complementary effort to the State-funded DRAI Project that disburses private contributions to help undocumented Californians weather economic hardship amidst this pandemic. To see a list of organizations distributing Resilience Fund disaster assistance visit www.immigrantfundca.org/
Los Angeles, CA – It’s important to sign up for ongoing, comprehensive health care coverage for care that you may need for COVID-19, and all other health needs. California has many options available for health coverage. It’s more important than ever to get covered because of COVID-19.
Covered California has extended its enrollment period through June 30th, 2020. Coverage may be more affordable than ever due to state subsidy enhancements enacted this year. Coverage will start on the first day of the following month from the day that you apply.
If you have lost employment or had a decrease in your income, you may now qualify for Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal enrollment is open year round and provides comprehensive coverage at no cost for those who qualify. Coverage is retroactive to the first of the month in which you applied.
If you don’t have health coverage and need to seek medical care related to COVID-19, you may qualify for Medi-Cal Presumptive Eligibility (PE). Presumptive Eligibility provides temporary coverage for people who seek diagnostic testing, testing-related services, and treatment for COVID-19.
At Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. (APHCV), Enrollment Workers are eager to help with your health insurance needs. For more information, call (323) 644-3888 for an enrollment appointment or consultation. We offer bilingual assistance in Cantonese, Khmer, Mandarin, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Asian Pacific Health Care Venture (APHCV)’s mission is to be the medical home for our patients by providing personalized, quality health care services in a culturally accessible manner.
APHCV is a medical home where our patients and their families from diverse backgrounds attain optimal health and wellness.