Mission: The center for health care rights (chcr) is a california based, non-profit organization dedicated to assuring consumer access to quality health care through information, education, counseling, advocacy and research projects. The center for health care rights specializes in providing free medicare advocacy and health insurance counseling direct services to eligible los angeles county residents who are primarily age 65 and older or are under the age of 65 and have disabilities. These services are supported by government and private donations. Chcr direct services are delivered by direct service staff and volunteer counselors. In addition, chcr staff are involved in a limited capacity in systemic health care advocacy activities that promote health care benefits and consumer protections for persons with medicare and low income medi-cal eligible adults.
Programs: Los angeles county community and senior services, health insurance counseling and advocacy program grant. Hours of operation: monday - friday 9 am to 5 pm. Individual clients served in 2016-2017: service accomplishment for 2016-17 chcr provided one-on-one medicare counseling services to 6279 individuals, conducted 120 medicare community education programs reaching 5947 persons and provided medicare legal services to 315 persons.
city of los angeles department of aging, health insurance counseling and advocacy program grant. Hours of operation monday - friday 9 am to 5 pm. Individual clients served in 2016-2017: chcr provided free one-on-one medicare counseling services to 4,006 persons, conducted 128 medicare community education programs reading 3,327 persons and provided medicare legal services to 323,451 individuals.
state bar of california, legal services trust fund program, equal access fund program grant. Hours of operation: 9 am to 5 pm. Clients served in 2016-2017: service accomplishments for 2016-2017- provided free medicare legal services to 687 low income eligible persons in los angeles county.
center for health care rights provides various other services to aid in access to quality health care through information, education, counseling, advocacy, and research projects.
The volunteers and employees of this organization work tirelessly to help individuals wend their way through the health care morass to be able to find optimum help for health care issues. They speak the language of Medi-Cal, Medi-Connect, Medicare, private insurance, etc. helping a variety of clients. they also perform outreach to other nonprofits and organization to help provide a guide for the patient. Very worthwhile organization in these days of confusing health care rules and misinformation.