About Health and Wellness

14123 Nordhoff Street
Arleta, CA 91331

(747) 200-6266

UFLAC/LAFD is excited to announce that UFLAC’s Center for Health and Wellness is now open and operational!

Give us a call and let us know when you would like to come by for a visit.

UFLAC and the Los Angeles City Fire Department are committed to your health and wellbeing. To this end, we are building a robust Behavioral Health Program. UFLAC now has two licensed Mental Health Professionals, one certified Addictions/Alcoholism Specialist and a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. Additionally, the LAFD has two licensed Mental Health Professionals staffing the Fire Department’s Behavioral Health Program. As UFLAC/LAFD members, you and your families have access to all our services, 24/7, at no cost.

Here is how you can contact us:

Director of Behavioral Health Services

Hugo Catalan Jr., AMFT, #133892, CATC IV
1 (213) 544-5890

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Dr. Melissa Ryan O’Keefe, PsyD, LMFT #130927
1 (213) 544-6100

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Vera Rodriguez, LMFT, #134497
1 (213) 238-3609

Chemical and Behavioral Addictions Manager

Tice Merriweather, CATC I #2213963
1 (213) 317-1086

Administrative Assistant

Tiffany Zamora
1 (213) 414-0071

Additionally, UFLAC/LAFD has a robust Peer Support Program. Currently, we have approximately 115 well-trained Peers on our Team.

complete roster with contact information for all of our Team members.

Please remember that it is our commitment that no LAFD Firefighter or family member should be alone at a moment of need.