Care at Covered Affiliates
Getting Care at Affiliated Organizations
At UCLA Health, we want you to be fully informed about your health care options.
We have affiliations with other health care organizations in order to help patients in many communities access high-quality care. However, some of these organizations (for example, Dignity Health, Providence, Adventist Health, Loma Linda, and QueensCare Health Centers) have policies that restrict or prohibit certain diagnostic or treatment services, such as elective abortions, contraception, assisted reproductive technologies, gender affirming care and end-of-life care. Similarly, in some situations, UCLA Health providers may refer or transfer you to a health care organization that has such restrictions on care.
UCLA Health is committed to delivering comprehensive medical care that meets patients' needs and promotes health equity. Accordingly, our agreements with these organizations make it clear that UCLA Health staff members, faculty and trainees working at one of these facilities will have the ability and right to:
- Make clinical decisions consistent with the standard of care and their independent professional judgment, respecting each individual patient’s needs and wishes.
- Inform patients of all their health care options, prescribe any interventions that are medically necessary and appropriate, and transfer or refer patients to other facilities when they determine it is in the patient’s interest.
- Provide any item or service they deem necessary and appropriate in the event of an emergency.
In addition, you will be informed if a UCLA Health provider refers you to an organization with service-restricting policies. We encourage you to ask that organization questions about the restrictions, which may include services such as abortion, contraception, assisted reproductive technologies, gender affirming care, and end-of-life care. You may seek alternatives for care at UCLA Health and elsewhere, including at the below:
- UCLA Health Family Planning Services
- UCLA Gender Health Program:
- UCLA Health Palliative Care Program
Additional community resources for women’s health services include the following:
- Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles County
- Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles
For more information, see the full text of the UC Regents’ Policy on Affiliations With Healthcare Organizations That Have Adopted Policy-Based Restrictions on Care and UC Interim Policy on Affiliations with Certain Healthcare Organizations.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding access to comprehensive health care services at an organization with service-restricting policies, you may also contact UCLA’s Office of Patient Experience at 310-267-9113.