Eligibility

You don’t have to be in a union or work on a set to be eligible.

MPTF offers a wide range of services to people who are members of the entertainment industry (currently working or retired). These services may have varying eligibility requirements. We encourage all members of our entertainment community to reach out for specifics regarding eligibility for yourself and your family. We are here to help. Please don’t hesitate to email us at info@mptf.com or call us. For those under 65, please call our intake line at 323 634 3888. For those 65 or over, please call 323 634 3866.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility for financial assistance programs is determined on a case-by-case evaluation, but generally requires a minimum of seven qualifying years of entertainment industry employment. The definition of “qualifying” can be complicated so please contact us. We strive to help you meet eligibility requirements if at all possible.

Eligibility for a broad range of social services and home- and community-based programs varies; please call 323 634 3888 for those under 65, and for those 65 and over, please contact us at 323 634 3866.

HEALTH CENTER ELIGIBILITY

Healthcare eligibility includes spouses and same-sex life partners, widows, children 13 and older, and parents or parents-in-law of eligible participants, listed above. Eligibility will be checked and confirmed at the time an appointment is made with an individual health center. For those under 65, please call 323 634 3888, and for those 65 and over, please contact us at 323 634 3866 and we can work through your specifics together.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility for The Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Center for Behavioral Health is restricted to adults over 55 years of age with acute mental health needs, including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, schizophrenia, and dementia. The center is available to the community at large, as well as for the entertainment community, which is our core constituency.

The center can accept voluntary patients who are able to consent to treatment, as well as involuntary admissions. All referrals are reviewed by the psychiatrist and accepted for the admission if the criteria are met. For questions regarding admissions, please call the center at 818 876 4140.

“Life takes you to unexpected places, love brings you home.”

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“Life takes you to unexpected places, love brings you home.”

-Melissa McClone

Author

WELLNESS CENTER ELIGIBILITY

Gym membership at our Saban Center for Health and Wellness includes access to our fitness floor, the pool in the aquatic pavilion, and associated classes. Our center maintains the eligibility requirements described in the Health Center Eligibility section above, and this includes a three-year eligibility period. However, insurance coverage is not required. Eligibility will be checked and confirmed after you contact the Saban Center for Health and Wellness.

LIVING ON CAMPUS ELIGIBILITY

In order to apply to live at the MPTF residential community on The Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, you must be 70 years of age or older and have worked in the entertainment industry for 20 or more qualifying years during your career, with a percentage of those years worked in California. Spouses or life partners of qualifying industry members are welcome but must have been married or in a same sex domestic partnership for at least 10 years. Non-industry affiliated parents of industry members are not eligible. If there is not an appropriate accommodation available or desired at the time of application, you will be placed on a waiting list and your priority will be determined based on your wait list date, as well as by the type of accommodation you require. Studio owned recording, radio broadcasting, and studio theme park industries are areas not eligible beyond Health Center eligibility. Please contact us at 323 634 3866 to discuss your specific eligibility questions.

PALLIATIVE CARE ELIGIBILITY

Palliative Care eligibility is the same as for the Health Center eligibility listed above, though you do not need to be a current patient of one of the UCLA / MPTF Health Centers. As long as you are eligible to be seen in one of the clinics, Palliative Care can see you, with an age limit of 13 and older.