Student and Family Wellness
Student and Family Wellness Hotline
The LA Unified Student and Family Wellness Hotline is available to students, families, and staff of LAUSD, during regular school days, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. The hotline provides support with mental health; accessing food, health insurance, and other basic needs; school enrollment; and immunizations. Call (213) 241-3840. Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish.
California Youth Crisis Line
Call or text: (800) 843-5200 (English and Español)
County of Los Angeles Resources
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Line: (800) 854-7771
Crisis Text Line (24/7)
Text LA to 741741
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
Survivors of Suicide Attempts: (424) 362-2901
Survivors After Suicide: (424) 362-2912 for adults and (424) 362-2911 for teens
Initial recommended enrollment packet materials and instructions are available in multiple languages on the 2020-21 School Enrollment Procedures page. The district’s online student enrollment application portal link is only for enrollment for TK-12th grades in the school of residence. The portal allows parents/guardians to submit documents and required information to their school of residence electronically.
Please contact LA Unified Student and Family Wellness Hotline (Option #7) for or visit the District Nursing Services website for comprehensive information on immunizations.
Immunizations may be given at private physician's offices or, for those without health insurance, at the certain Los Angeles County Department of Public Health clinics at low or no cost. Dial 2-1-1 for information locating a clinic. Please download the list of Los Angeles County Public Health Centers FREE or Low-Cost LA County Immunization Clinics.
It is highly recommended you call the clinic(s) ahead of time to verify they are open and what their hours are before you visit.
Wellness Programs staff are Certified Enrollment Counselors who assist all families apply for health insurance coverage. If you would like assistance enrolling in healthcare coverage or support accessing other basic need resources, give us a call at 213-241-3840 Option #1.
Housing and Food Support
Healthy Start is designed to serve children, youth, their family members, and the community by leveraging community partnerships to increase program resources. The program provides comprehensive school-integrated services and activities to meet the needs of the whole child.
For assistance with accessing basic needs resources, give us a call at 213-241-3840 Option #1.
Resources for Dealing with the Pandemic
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
This guide provides information for parents and caregivers about the infectious disease COVID-19. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family – both physically and emotionally – and what they can to do help their family cope.
Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping students manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Parents/Guardians: How to Talk to Children/Youth about the Coronavirus
Children: What Do I Do If I Feel Scared or Nervous about the Coronavirus?
Teens: What to Do if I Feel Scared or Nervous about the Coronavirus?
National Geographic: Talking to Kids about Coronavirus