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MPTF Health Centers

UCLA Health operates five MPTF health care centers in Los Angeles. These health centers are still exclusive to entertainment industry members, and conveniently located near studios and other industry locations. Now, patients will also have the addition of the UCLA Health network as a robust, health care resource and care provider. No matter which health center you visit, you will receive top quality care from a dedicated team of highly skilled physicians, nurses, and other health care practitioners.

Click here to visit the UCLA Health website where you can find a list of health center locations and hours.

Have questions about MPTF and UCLA Health? Visit our FAQs page here.

 

Health Wheels

Call 818-876-4755

We understand the unique demands of a career in the entertainment industry. Many necessities are postpone--or sacrificed completely--due to long hours or the inability to get away, including getting medical care. Health Wheels is a mobile health program from MPTF, with care from UCLA Health physicians, that delivers healthcare services directly to people where they work.

Health Wheels is a 33-foot, fully-functional and professional mobile health center with two comfortably-sized, well-equipped private examination rooms. The unit is staffed with a medical doctor, a licensed vocational nurse and a driver/patient registrar.

Health Wheels provides free screenings and health services and affordable comprehensive primary care. Services provided by UCLA Health include: physical exams, “welcome to Medicare” visits, well-woman exams, EKGs, flu shots and other immunizations, blood pressure checks, cholesterol and glucose screenings, and vision and hearing checks.

See the Health Wheels calendar.

Bridge to Health

Unexpected events don’t just happen in action movies. MPTF's Bridge to Health program makes sure temporarily uninsured or underinsured entertainment industry members continue to get the care they need. Bridge to Health provides basic health care services for one low fee of $25 per office visit. If necessary, basic lab services and x-rays will be provided at no extra charge at an MPTF health center and low-cost prescriptions will be available through a local network of pharmacies.

Specialty care and diagnostic studies are not available through the Bridge to Health program; if required, you will be directed to specialty care resources in the community. Bridge to Health visits are available by appointment only and eligibility will be determined when you call to schedule a visit.

MPTF provides the Bridge to Health program in the health centers through UCLA Health.

For more information, visit here

Community Care Team

Call 818-876-4077

Community Care Teams provide high quality multi-disciplinary medical and supportive care for entertainment industry members and their parents right in the settings where they live, either at home or in a community living facility.

The team is made up of UCLA Faculty Practice physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, pastoral care team members, and volunteers. We visit skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living, and board and care facilities, as well as people in their private homes.

With community care, we establish and follow through with individualized plans, visits, and ongoing assessments to ensure a continuum of support and medical care.

Palliative Care Program

Call 818-876-1260

MPTF provides support for individuals and families at any stage of illness and at any stage of life. Our Palliative Care Program is a multidisciplinary medical/social philosophy specializing in the relief of suffering and the achievement of best possible quality of life for patients with advanced illness, and their families

Palliative care is sometimes misunderstood or mistaken for solely end-of-life care, but care can actually help a patient at any stage of illness and life. It is designed to support any other treatment patients receive by helping people to live comfortably throughout illness.

The program comprises geriatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses, licensed clinical social workers, chaplains and rabbis, dieticians, and activity coordinators, and Palliative Care team members work closely with an individual’s primary physician to deliver well coordinated and communicated care. Guidance and counseling is also provided for those struggling with complex decision making about medical issues.

The Palliative Care program employs an interdisciplinary approach, with clinical care from the award-winning UCLA Health system supplemented by MPTF team members who understand the unique needs of entertainment industry members.

Age Well

Call 818-876-4055        

The Age Well Program is a centralized program that provides a pathway to health and wellness for older people. The program provides early assessment and intervention regarding age-related medical and emotional concerns, and makes informed recommendations to primary care physicians and family members.

In addition, the program offers comprehensive cognitive and functional assessments, care coordination for caregivers and adult children, personalized medical assessments, and ongoing support for seniors in their own homes.

Other services include educating seniors and their families about home modification, driver safety, enhancement of social outlets, and options to maximize personal independence.

The Age Well program employs an interdisciplinary approach, with clinical care from the award-winning UCLA Health system supplemented by MPTF team members who understand the unique needs of entertainment industry members.

For more information on Age Well, click here.

Learn more about other wellness programs in our Wellness section.

Your health matters to us.
With highly trained medical professionals and MPTF health centers operated by UCLA Health throughout the Los Angeles area, you’ll always get care that’s tailored to the unique needs of people in our entertainment industry community.

To find the nearest MPTF health center operated by UCLA Health to you, visit www.uclahealth.org/mptf

 

 

 

Are you eligible?

Sometimes different MPTF programs come with different benefits requirements …

Click here for a quick overview about the requirements and eligibility to receive MPTF benefits and services.

Jaime Larkin - Communications Specialist

Jaime Larkin

Years with MPTF: 10

Communications Specialist, Wasserman Campus

I am known as ‘the human phone book’ because I not only know everyone by their name, but I usually know their phone extensions as well. This was my first ‘real’ job out of college — the first place where I felt I truly belonged — and after almost 10 years, I can’t imagine ever working anywhere else. I love coming here every day and have so much gratitude for the community and passion for what this organization is all about.

Miles Brohammer

Years with MPTF: 3

Maintenance, Wasserman Campus

Working at the MPTF campus in Woodland Hills has been an amazing experience. I’ve met so many people and heard so many incredible stories. It’s fantastic to see the community come together and support those who might need a bit of help. It’s a great tradition at MPTF. I’m glad to be a small part.

Jennifer Clymer

Years with MPTF: 9

Media & Production Manager, Wasserman Campus

Working at the MPTF campus in Woodland Hills has been an amazing experience. I’ve met so many people and heard so many incredible stories. It’s fantastic to see the community come together and support those who might need a bit of help. 

Jennifer Clymer

Years with MPTF: 9

Media & Production Manager, Wasserman Campus

Working at the MPTF campus in Woodland Hills has been an amazing experience. I’ve met so many people and heard so many incredible stories. It’s fantastic to see the community come together and support those who might need a bit of help. 

Arlene Glassner - Senior Marketing Executive

Arlene Glassner

Years with MPTF: 11

Senior Marketing Executive, Wasserman Campus

Do you know what it is like to have 150 parents? I do. MPTF is a family, a community, and a team. Developing deep personal relationships here on campus has been so rewarding over my many years here. It is easy for me to care about the well-being of each and every person and sometimes it’s hard to leave at the end of the day — especially with the Saban Center’s outstanding gym equipment!

Derek Krull - MPTF Constituent Development

Derek Krull

Years with MPTF: 10

Constituent Development, Wasserman Campus

If I raise money on Saturday night and watch it being put to good use on Monday morning, I know I am working with an amazing team. We are not just ‘office people’ here. The community goes out into the field straight to the front lines and becomes more and more engaged as they get to see and taste the fruits of their labor.

Mike Kuehl - Vice President, Finance

Mike Kuehl

Years with MPTF: 15

Vice President, Finance, Wasserman Campus

One of the biggest reasons that I have been here for over 15 years is that MPTF provides services that are needed in a way that truly prioritizes quality and service for individuals within the entertainment community. Having worked in the for-profit sector, it motivates and inspires me to be involved with a collaborative team that puts the charitable mission first.

Marie Tang - Content Producer, Channel 22

Marie Tang

Years with MPTF: 7

Content Producer, Wasserman Campus

Back when I started volunteering here in college, I was very shy. In the last six years, my personal evolution into an outgoing and confident filmmaker has been sparked by the unique personalities here that are just so interesting. With a great respect for my elders, I learn so much from the residents and their inspirational stories. I always feel good about telling people where I work!

Julio Sican - Activities Bus Driver

Julio Sican

Years with MPTF: 6

Activites Bus Driver, Wasserman Campus

Over the years I have gotten to drive and know more and more of the residents who need me and count on me daily. We have so much fun together and share such deep conversations that make feel like I have so many things to do with my life. This job has opened me up to becoming the man I have always wanted to be. I really love what I do, I get along with everyone here and I can make a difference. It really feels like home.

Nacio Rodarte - Landscaping & Grounds Manager

Nacio Rodarte

Years with MPTF: 39

Landscaping & Grounds Manager, Wasserman Campus

I started as a gardner here 39 years ago and at the age of 22 became the landscaping and grounds manager. It has been a very happy ride. I am so lucky to have such an amazing job. I love everything about it. From landscaping topiaries to getting to know all of the wonderful people here. Many times throughout my career, I have been asked to go elsewhere but this is a family, this is a special place. I still look forward to coming to work every day.

Brenda Shirk - Campus Engineer

Brenda Shirk

Years with MPTF: 15

Campus Engineer, Wasserman Campus

From running generators to hanging pictures, to taking care of air conditioning, I am probably the most popular engineer here. Why? I can work and talk at the same time. The residents and I make each other laugh and have very personal relationships. Contributing to their happiness and welfare makes me a better person. I love everything I get to do on this beautiful campus.

Ken Scherer - CEO, MPTF Foundation

Ken Scherer

Years with MPTF: 17

CEO, MPTF Foundation

For seventeen years I have witnessed thousands of acts of kindness and generosity in the form of donations of all sizes - and volunteers who helped to rebuild a home, or read to a long-term care patient. I have been in awe of MPTF caregivers of all stripes and training who provide care with such great competence and compassion. I have also been privileged to represent MPTF throughout the entertainment community and beyond, and have humbly accepted the praise on behalf of my colleagues for the excellent work they do everyday. It excites me to see MPTF evolving to meet the current needs of the entertainment industry and to know we are nurturing what Roddy McDowall once called a "noble notion" that is a mission "to take care of our own."

Wilson Wong - Recreation Therapist

Wilson Wong

Years with MPTF: 6

Recreation Therapist, Wasserman Campus

I love my job because I get to hang out with elders and remind them that they are still so youthful. Whether we play poker, games, take photos together or just joke around, the cast of characters here has imparted wisdom in the form of tips and tricks that inspire me to live my life with passion. I feel like a sponge. There is so much to glean from this community. I am constantly inspired by the staff and volunteers.

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