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Life Balance & Community Support

PIH Health created a list of helpful resources for various areas for healthcare workers. Please take a few minutes to review some of the partnerships with PIH Health and also the incredible community support programs for YOU!

If you have any questions about resources and programs available to you, please contact

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Meditation, Stress and Anxiety Support and Relief

A few apps and web based content services that are exclusive to healthcare workers. Although these do not require payment or credit card, the Headspace App requires authentication.


Here is a list of ideas that are “value adds” to all employees who are working in a health care setting pertaining to housing opportunities.

Child Care

Here are links to child care listings provided by the State of California and local opportunities that PIH Health has partnered with in the past.

  • Resources provided by the State of California for those affected by Covid-19. Comprehensive walk through of opportunities for you including robust FAQ section.


  • PIH Health has partnered with these local Child Care centers and would recommend them for your use:

    • YMCA Downey
    • YMCA Whittier
    • Heights Christian Academy
    • Mulberry Learning Center
  • Here is a link that is provided from the state of CA for a direct search for approved childcare providers in the state of CA:

Food Opportunities

For those that have a pressing need for an affordable means for groceries or prepared meals or if you know of someone who might be of need, please pass this information along.

Financial Support and Opportunities

For those that might have reduced hours, furloughs or other extenuating circumstances, here are a few links you could use to be helped during this time.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) During Covid-19

Due to the pandemic, many healthcare workers licensed by the CA Department of Consumer Affairs and the CA Department of Public Health are permitted to delay earning our Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in order to renew our licenses. Always check with your specific licensing board to get the latest information on renewal requirements.

Workers Compensation for Essential workers who contract COVID-19

On May 6, 2020, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order which is a major victory for employees who test positive for or are diagnosed with COVID-19.

Under this Executive Order, any essential worker who tests positive for or is diagnosed with COVID-19 after March 19th is presumed to have sustained a workplace injury if they meet these four requirements:

  1. The worker tests positive or is diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days after the day they worked at their place of employment under their employer’s direction;
  2. The day the worker performed work at their place of employment under their employer’s direction was on or after March 19, 2020;
  3. The worker’s place of employment is not the worker’s home or residence; and
  4. The diagnosis of COVID-19 is given by a physician who holds a physician or surgeon license issued by the California Medical Board and the diagnosis is confirmed by further testing within 30 days of the date of diagnosis.

If an employer does not or cannot demonstrate that the worker contracted COVID-19 outside of the workplace, then the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board is bound to find that the worker has suffered a workplace injury and qualifies for workers’ compensation benefits.

To file a workers’ compensation claim, contact the PIH Health Workers’ Compensation Department:

  • PIH Health Downey Hospital, PIH Health Whittier Hospital and PIH Health Physicians: 562.698.8011 Ext. 12359
  • PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital: 213.997.2228