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Problems? Here's Where to Turn for Some Help

June 01, 1993|SHARI ROAN

* You can request a disclosure of your medical history by calling the Medical Information Bureau--which is like a credit reporting agency--if one has been compiled on you. If you spot errors in your history, you can seek corrections. Call the Medical Information Bureau, (617) 426-3660.

* If you are in an HMO, file complaints with the Department of Corporations health-care service plan division, (916) 324-9020.

* For all other health insurance complaints, file a complaint with the state Department of Insurance Consumer Services Division, 300 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90013. Or call (800) 927-HELP.

* VOICE will try to steer consumers to organizations or individuals who can help them. For a complaint form, write: VOICE, 553 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Box 278, Redondo Beach, Calif. 90277.

* The Los Angeles County Bar Assn. operates a Lawyer Referral and Information Service that will try to find lawyers specializing in a particular area: (213) 622-6700.

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