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Health

Before You Go

Health Insurance

Medical costs can be cripplingly expensive in the US, making travel insurance essential when visiting the country. When purchasing insurance, always check the policy fine print for exclusions, which might include particular sports and activities, as well as preexisting medical conditions.

Recommended Vaccinations

No specific vaccinations are required for travel to the US, though it is always sensible to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up to date.

Medical Services

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 24-hour emergency room skirting West Hollywood.

Keck Medicine of USC 24-hour emergency department just east of Downtown.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center 24-hour emergency room on the UCLA campus.

In Los Angeles

Tap Water

Tap water is safe to drink in LA. In 2017 the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reported that the nearly 160 billion gallons of drinking water provided to the city met or exceeded all drinking water standards for health, cleanliness and safety.