Public Safety

Emerson College Los Angeles is staffed with a 24-hour team that is in contact with both the Emerson College Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department. After arriving on campus, students will complete Fire/Life/Safety online training and attend a session about safety and security procedures.

Health Insurance

Every student must have health insurance coverage. Be sure to research this before arriving in Los Angeles and check with your insurance agent regarding your policy if necessary. Please see Health Insurance Requirement under Registration and Policies for details. 

Useful Resources

If you anticipate needing medical services while in LA, please research area providers covered by your insurance plan.

Insurance Documents

Bring your insurance card with you for any medical visits. Always provide your permanent address on any medical paperwork to ensure that you are billed appropriately.

Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Clinics, and Hotlines

ELA has no onsite health care facility. If you are in need of care but are unable to safely drive to a health facility, you should call 911.


Power-Based Interpersonal Violence:

Peace Over Violence (24-hour hotline: 310-392-8381)


ELA has two therapists that work with students who need assistance with personal concerns, family problems, or other psychological issues. The ELA therapists can also offer off-campus referrals for counseling and therapy to students, or you may also contact Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services for a referral list. Sessions with ELA therapists are by appointment only and can be scheduled by emailing ela_wellness [at] (ela_wellness[at]emerson[dot]edu).

Other Resources and Hotlines: