COACH for Kids® 

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Community Outreach Assistance For Children's Health (COACH)

Cedars-Sinai COACH for Kids is a landmark mobile medical and case-management program that provides free primary and preventive healthcare services for low-income and medically underserved children and their families in Los Angeles County. Operating under the belief that a healthy child does not exist without a healthy family, this multi-component program also offers social services assessments, plans and referrals for each family.

COACH for Kids At-a-Glance
  • Founded in 1994
  • Part of the Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center
  • 24-hour staff contact system
  • Regular, established visit schedule
  • Onboard dispensary
  • 145,000+ people treated free of charge since inception

COACH for Kids in Action

Learn how the COACH for Kids team does its work in the field.

COACH for Kids Services

The COACH for Kids program offers healthcare that includes:

  • Physical examinations
  • Immunizations and TB screenings
  • Hearing and vision screenings
  • Blood lead and anemia screenings
  • Developmental screenings
  • Treatment for minor illnesses
  • Referrals to Cedars-Sinai or community clinics
  • Supportive counseling
  • Parenting education
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Job training and placement referrals
  • Housing referrals
  • Parenting education groups
  • Parent support groups
  • Children's groups
  • Nutrition assessments
  • Nutrition and fitness health education
  • Referrals to specialized nutrition/physical activity programs
  • Dental screenings
  • Oral health education
  • Referrals to free or low-cost dental clinics

See Where We Work

The 5 Community programs at Cedars-Sinai, including COACH for Kids, cover a wide range of Los Angeles neighborhoods, serving diverse communities of all ages.

Contact COACH for Kids

If you are an educator or community organizer interested in arranging a visit from COACH for Kids to your facility, please call us or send a message.

(888-926-2249)

Call Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pacific Time (U.S.)