DGA Foundation to Provide “Bridge to Health” Cards to Members in Need


August 15, 2012

Earlier this year, the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) introduced the Bridge to Health program to provide low cost health center visits and basic healthcare services to temporarily uninsured industry members for a fee of $25 per visit.

Because even that limited fee can be difficult for some members to afford, the DGA Foundation has made arrangements to cover the $25 cost of a limited number of MPTF Bridge to Health visits for DGA members through a new card voucher program.

The $25 Bridge to Health cards will cover a basic healthcare visit at any of the six MPTF Health Care Centers.  In addition, the Bridge to Health program will:

  • Provide basic lab services at no extra charge, if necessary;
  • Cover x-rays at no charge when performed at an MPTF radiology facility;
  • Assist with obtaining low-cost prescription medications through MPTF pharmacy or other local pharmacies; and
  • Direct the patient to specialty care resources in the community when specialty care and diagnostics are required.

To qualify, members must be DGA members in good standing and either have worked in the film and television industry and lost insurance coverage in the last three years, or have been a previous self-pay MPTF Health Center patient in the last three years.

DGA members interested in taking advantage of this program or with questions about whether they qualify should contact Enisha Clark at the Motion Picture & Television Fund at (323) 634-3888 or enisha.clark@mptvfund.org. 



MPTF Health Care Centers

A network of six health clinics in the greater Los Angeles area, staffed by dedicated teams of physicians, nurses and practitioners.  Flexible hours, free comprehensive physical exams, referrals to in-network specialists and fixed $10 co-pays are just a few of the advantages of the MPTF Health Centers for DGA-Producer Health Plan participants.

Bob Hope Health Center
335 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 634-3850       
Hours | M-F from 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturdays, 8 AM - 4 PM           

Glendale Health Center
800 S. Central Ave. #305
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 876-4790
Hours | M-F from 8:30 AM - 5 PM 

Jack H. Skirball Health Center
23388 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 876-1050
Hours | M-F from 8 AM - 7PM
Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 9 AM - 4 PM 

Santa Clarita Health Center
25751 McBean Parkway #210
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 284-3100
Hours | M-F from 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturdays 8 AM- 1:30 PM 

Toluca Lake Health Center
4323 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-2700
Hours | M-F from 7 AM - 6 PM
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM 

Westside Health Center
1950 Sawtelle Boulevard, #130
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 996-9355
Hours | M-F from 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM