People with eligibility to use MPTF Health Centers and all services listed on the healthcare section of our website include: employees and retirees of with companies involved in production and distribution (such as theatrical/motion pictures and television programming; studio-owned recording; radio broadcasting; theme park industries; and members of entertainment unions and guilds) and people working for associated businesses (such as guilds and unions and their affiliated health plans; entertainment magazines; independent productions; talent agencies; public relations agencies; and entertainment personnel for freelance projects who have proof of employment). Additionally, eligibility includes spouses and same-sex life partners, widows, children 13 and older, and parents or parents-in-law of eligible participants, listed above. A range of insurance plans is accepted, including Medicare. (Medicare Advantage HMO plans are not accepted.)
In order to ensure continuity of care MPTF recognizes a three-year eligibility period. This means that individuals who receive services at MPTF Health Centers will automatically remain eligible for such services for a three-year period. Patients who no longer meet eligibility requirements as described above and have not received services at the health centers for more than three years will have to re-qualify in order to receive services.
Eligibility will be checked and confirmed at the time an appointment is made with an individual health center. A complete list of MPTF Health Centers is listed in our Healthcare section.
Eligibility for gym membership at our Saban Center for Health and Wellness includes access to our fitness floor, the pool in the aquatic pavilion, and associated classes. Eligibility maintains the eligibility requirements described in the Healthcare Eligibility section (top of this page), and this includes a three-year eligibility period. However, insurance coverage is not required. Should you opt for CompletePT (physical therapy) services and or Age Well programs, these do require insurance coverage for applicable services.
Eligibility will be checked and confirmed after you contact the Saban Center for Health and Wellness. For contact information, click on our Wellness section.
Eligibility for financial assistance programs is determined on a case-by-case evaluation, but generally requires a minimum of seven qualifying years of entertainment industry employment. We strive to help you meet eligibility requirements if at all possible. If requirements are met, financial assistance may be given within a few days.
Eligibility for referral services, Home Safe Home, and Elder Connection maintains the eligibility requirements described in the Healthcare Eligibility section (top of this page), but, importantly, non-industry members may seek assistance on behalf of industry members, active and retired.
MPTF provides aid and services to thousands of industry members each year. Please call us at 323-634-3888 for evaluation of your eligibility or to discuss your individual needs. We endeavor to help in any circumstance.
For detailed information about programs and services, click on our Aid & Services section.
If you are 65 or over, active or retired, and are vested or not vested in a retiree health plan, then you are eligible to receive care at MPTF Health Centers or through Age Well. We also care for parents and parents-in-law of entertainment industry members, as described above. Insurance coverage is required. We accept Medicare. (Medicare Advantage HMO plans are not accepted.)
For Elder Connection, Home Safe Home, and Neighborhood Community Council, you must meet the industry affiliation (either as active or retired) described in the Healthcare Eligibility section (top of this page) or you must be seeking services on behalf of an individual who meets those requirements. Elder Connection Services may require additional eligibility screening, depending on individual need.
Eligibility will be checked and confirmed after you contact us. For more information about programs specific to seniors, click on our Seniors section.
In order to apply to live at the MPTF residential community on The Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, you must be 70 years of age or older and have worked in the entertainment industry for 20 or more consecutive, qualifying years during your career, with a percentage of those years worked in California. In some cases a minimum of 15 years is sufficient, but that is determined on a case by case basis. Specific types of entertainment industry work that serve to meet eligibility qualifications are described in the Healthcare Eligibility section (top of this page), listed at the top of this page. Spouses or life partners of qualifying industry members are welcome, but must have been married or in a same sex domestic partnership for at least 10 years. Non-industry affiliated parents of industry members are not eligible. If there is not an appropriate accommodation available or desired at the time of application, you will be placed on a waiting list and your priority will be determined based on your wait list date, as well as by the type of accommodation you require.
Please contact us at 818-876-1552 to discuss your specific eligibility questions. For more information about MPTF’s residential community, click on our Residential section.
MPTF is the single best resource available to people who work in the entertainment industry. Anyone who commits their career to working in entertainment — whether you belong to a union or guild, work for a studio or production company, a talent agency or PR firm, a costume or prop house, a technical supplier, or one of countless other areas of our industry — is eligible in some way to access services at MPTF.
Some services have more stringent eligibility requirements than others. If you don’t meet program-specific eligibility criteria, then MPTF will help by providing referrals to other health or human services agencies. We aim to assist you no matter what your circumstance is. Once you contact us, you’ll become part of a unique and supportive community of peers, colleagues, and caring professionals who are dedicated to taking care of one another.