The Center for Health Care Rights (CHCR) is a nonprofit health care advocacy organization dedicated to the mission of assuring consumer access to quality health care through education, counseling, informal advocacy and legal services. CHCR's Medicare direct services empower elderly and disabled consumers and their family members to use Medicare, Medi-Cal and other health benefits effectively, make informed health care choices and take appropriate action to resolve their health care problems. Since 1984, CHCR has provided free Medicare advocacy and health insurance counseling services to thousands of Medicare beneficiaries and their families in Los Angeles County annually.
What We Do
Program services include counseling and informal advocacy (to help clients understand their Medicare and Medi-Cal rights and benefits, obtain access to programs that provide help with medical expenses, and help resolve access to care problems within the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs); community education and outreach (via free educational seminars on Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other health care topics for Medicare consumers, caregivers, and health and social service providers); and legal assistance (with staff attorneys providing Medicare beneficiaries with legal advice and/or representation to resolve serious Medicare and Medi-Cal access to care problems or claim denials).