Online Consumer Health Resource Center

Welcome to the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Online Consumer Health Resource Center! This collection of resources will provide you with vetted resources to help you in your health care decisions. 

Important Numbers

If this is an emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately!
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers: (800) 222-1222 
  • Monterey Park Fire Department: (626) 307-1271
  • Monterey Park Police Department: (626) 307-1215
  • Los Angeles County Public Health Department: Dial 2-1-1
  • SoCal Gas Company: 1-800-427-2200
  1. Aging
  2. Cancer
  3. Child and Adolescent Health
  4. COVID-19
  5. Diabetes
  6. Dementia/Alzheimers
  7. Find a doctor
  8. General health information
  9. Genetics
  10. Health Insurance & Programs
  11. Health Videos
  12. Heart Disease
  13. LGBTQIA + 
  14. Liver disease
  15. Mental Health
  16. Pets
  17. Prescription Drugs
  18. Resources for Health Care Providers and Staff
  19. Stroke

Local Resources

California Master Plan on Aging

Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by October 1, 2020. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California.

Senior Supportive Services-Chinatown Service Center

To make an appointment to receive services, call (626) 293-8733.

Senior Care--Garfield Medical Center

Garfield Medical Center has a long history of excellent patient care. For over 80 years Garfield has provided patients with high-quality, reliable care. A full-service, acute-care facility, we pride ourselves on making our culturally-diverse patients feel at ease.

Get Fit While You Sit

Follow along with staff from the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library with this low impact exercise program. 

Langley Senior Center

The Recreation and Community Services Department offers an array of Senior Services. Most activities are based out of the Langley Center, located at 400 West Emerson Avenue, Monterey Park CA 91754. Langley Center is open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with the exception of program activities and classes as designated.

Langley Center provides a variety of opportunities for seniors to participate in learning classes for personal growth and development. Special recreation events and informational programs are scheduled throughout the year. Activities at the Langley Center include: daily lunch program, fitness programs, free health screenings and case management services.

Los Angeles County Department of Aging

To improve the quality of life of the frail, elderly, and their families in Los Angeles County by proactively partnering with key stakeholders in the County, including community-based organizations, governmental agencies, and private entities.

Materials in Chinese

Age Page

Health Information Translations-Chinese (Traditional)

Health Information Translations-Chinese (Simplified)

MedlinePlus-Health Information in Mandarin/Simplified

National Resources

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age.

Go 4 Life

Go4Life is the exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. Find exercises to do, safety tips, and ways to be motivated!

National Council on Aging

Explore everything NCOA has to offer for professionals, older adults, caregivers, and advocates. 

Additional Aging Resources

Later Life Guide-Planetree Health Library

While we all hope to live healthy, productive, happy lives, in truth we all face health challenges at some point, usually later in our lives. Chronic illness or disability - either our own, or of those we care for - may complicate our activities of daily life. We find ourselves faced with often-difficult decisions to make about health care, about quality of life, about our legacies, and about how best to leave this life. The paths we take towards end-of-life are what we mean by the phrase "later life".

News from the CDC

  1. CDC Food Safety Alert: CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to Citterio brand Salame Sticks

    A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted. 20 people have been reported sick from 8 states, and 3 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

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  2. CDC Identifies Rare Bacteria in Aromatherapy Product

    Laboratory testing at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei in an aromatherapy spray -- the same type of bacteria that sickened four people in the United States...

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Information provided by the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library and its employees has been gathered from a variety of consumer health resources. You may find materials that contains information that is different in opinion to your health care provider. This information should not be interpreted as medical or professional advice. All medical information should be reviewed with your health care professional for clarification about hos this information may or may not apply to you unique clinical situation or overall health.