We hope you can air this important public service announcement to let your listeners know that the St. Francis Medical Center Health Benefits Resource Center located in Lynwood is available to help families in need gain access to certain health care and food assistance programs, free of charge.


Please find audio links below, in English and Spanish, to access the recorded PSA that we hope you will add to rotation. Pasted below is a script should your announcer want to read it live.  We can also coordinate a health expert from the Center to guest on your public affairs show.


Please let us know if you can add it to rotation or would like to schedule a guest.


Thanks so much, Maryann 949-375-0856  click here to return to PSA Library


30 Health Benefits Resource Center Public Service Announcement


Are you in need of health or food assistance? The St. Francis Medical Center Health Benefits Resource Center provides free one-stop information and referral services for families in need.  Certified Application Assistants can give you vital information and links to affordable care and appropriate health benefits – including enrollment assistance for programs, such as, Medi-Cal and CalFresh.  Call the Health Benefits Resource Center at (800) 603-WELL. That’s (800) 603-WELL. A public service message from St. Frances Medical Center and this station.

About St. Francis Medical Center

Established in 1945, St. Francis Medical Center is the only comprehensive non-profit healthcare institution serving Southeast Los Angeles. We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for the nearly 700,000 adults and 300,000 children who count on us for high quality, compassionate medical care. St. Francis Medical Center is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the whole person — body, mind, and spirit — and respecting the dignity of each patient.



April 2, 2013





Dear Public Service Director,


At St. Francis Medical Center, our Mission is life. And, our Mission reflects the guiding principle of the Daughters of Charity to serve the sick and the poor.  That’s why we created a Health Benefits Resource Center, a free one-stop center that links families in need to certain affordable health care options and benefits - including enrollment assistance for insurance programs, such as, Medi-Cal, Medicare, California Kids and CalFresh (food stamps).


Anyone in need can access the services of the Health Benefits Resource Center.

Certified Application Assisters will conduct a free eligibility assessment and enrollment assistance for individuals and families who wish to enroll in public programs such as Medi-Cal or CalFresh. In addition, the Center works as a dependable referral mechanism for physicians, social service agencies, schools, churches, and community-based organizations offering safety net programs.


We ask that you broadcast the attached 30-second public service announcement audio file, or use the script below for your announcers to voice. Should you wish to inform your listeners on your public affairs program, we would be happy to coordinate an interview with one of our health experts. The PSA is evergreen. St. Francis Medical Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


As a broadcaster, we know you are committed to informing your listeners about important health issues. We hope you’ll join us to help encourage those who need assistance accessing health care coverage or food assistance come to the Health Benefits Resource Center at St. Francis Medical Center. This is an important way you can address this issue to improve health outcomes.


Please call me at (310) 900-7332 if I can provide you with any further information or assistance.





Mary Eileen “Dub” Drees

Chief Executive Officer, St. Francis Medical Center Foundation

Vice President of Development, St. Francis Medical Center


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