Students are encouraged to maintain private insurance during their time at LAAFA. If enrolled students do not have insurance through a parent, spouse or employment, the American College Student Association offers college students a voluntary Injury and Sickness plan at a reasonable cost. For further information, please contact them directly by phone at (888) 526-2272 or visit www.acsa.com. LAAFA does not assume financial responsibility for outside health treatment facilities, physical or mental.
The Health Center recommends immunizations for all students. The California Department of Public Health recommends immunization for Mumps and Varicella (Chickenpox), Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Meningitis. It is also suggested that students receive a seasonal flu shot.
Students with Disabilities
LAAFA is committed to ensuring that all students are given every opportunity to succeed. Any student with diagnosed disabilities is encouraged to identify themselves to the Administration Office. Our school facility is in compliance with the Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you are in need of health services and do not have health insurance, please review the list of local clinics available in the San Fernando Valley. Most clinics have free or sliding scale health programs to help students.
El Proyecto del Barrio Family Health Care Clinic
8902 Woodman Avenue
Arleta, CA 91331
(818) 830-7090, Extension #: 219
Mission City Community Network, Inc.
15206 Parthenia Street
North Hills, CA 91343
(818) 895-3100, Extension #: 601
Valley Community Clinic
6801 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Clinic: (818) 763-8836
Admin: (818) 763-1718
Tarzana Treatment Center, Inc.
18646 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Languages: Armenian, English, Russian, Spanish
15232 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91406
In an effort to assist our students with the challenges that might arise while in school, LAAFA provides academic and financial advising services to students free of charge. LAAFA utilizes the services of a highly qualified off-site mental health specialist. All counseling is confidential and can help students deal with adjusting to college, addressing artistic and academic challenges, personal issues, and the special needs of re-entry and international students. In case of an emergency, please utilize these hotlines:
Suicide Prevention Center
Help Now Hotline – Referral for mental health
Los Angeles County Alcohol/Drug Program Helpline
California Department of Health Services