School Based Health Clinics Deliver Holistic Care

School-based clinics are the wave of the future for wellness and prevention services. To that end, creating and expanding school based health centers has been a priority for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas for the past decade. As a state legislator, he authored several bills in support of school based health centers, and he has continued that work with many partners, including the Los Angeles Unified School District, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center and other private and nonprofit entities, collaborating to build 12 new school-based health centers in the Second District. At these centers, students and their families are offered both physical and mental health services in one place — providing easy access to care close to where people live, work and study. Considering that thousands of students have limited, inadequate or no regular access to preventative health care, the school-based health center model is set to profoundly impact the way healthcare is delivered.

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What is a school-based health center?

A school-based health center is a medical clinic located on a school campus. It provides comprehensive preventive primary and mental health services to students. Many are also open to the community. Most school-based health centers in the Second District are operated by private health care clinics that get some funding fromLos AngelesCounty’s Department of Health Services to help them serve patients without insurance.

Why locate a health center on a school campus?

The goal is to make healthcare easily accessible to young people and their families, as well as to the wider community. Studies have shown that students who receive good health care do better in school and are more likely to graduate. Also, many families feel more comfortable getting health care in familiar and trusted settings, like schools.

Are school-based health centers open to the community?

Yes. Many centers even have separate entrances – one facing the school for students and one facing the street for the community. These centers can serve as a medical home for the entire family because they are close, convenient and affordable.

What type of services do school-based health centers provide?

It varies site by site. Most school-based health centers provide a range of health care services, including physical examinations, mental health services, dental care, health education, family planning and substance abuse counseling.

How many school-based health centers are there in the County of Los Angeles?

There are 60 school-based health centers and four mobile vans that provide health services throughoutLos AngelesCounty. There are 24 in the Second District and eight new ones that will open by January of 2013. More information about the new SBHCs, including contact information, can be found in the site profile portion of this page.

How much do school-based health center health care services cost?

Cost is based on each patient’s ability to pay. Many school-based health centers will help patients enroll in free and low cost State and County health care programs, if they are eligible

Are centers cost effective?

Yes. School-based health centers significantly reduce costly and inappropriate emergency room use.

How do I access services at a school based health centers?

Walk-in hours as well as scheduled appointments are available. Please click through the site profiles in order to find the center closest to you.


Wellness Center at Manual Arts High School


4085 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90037 http://goo.gl/maps/kabhJ
Appointment Line (323) 541-1631 Englishx1 Spanishx9

Hours of Operation

MF 8:30 am – 4 pm
Sat 7 am – 2:30 pm
Summer hours may vary

Wellness Center Providers

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center

LAUSD School Mental Health
LA Child Guidance Center

LAC Probation Department

Services Offered On-Site

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Mental health
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Vision and hearing
  • Women’s health
  • Reproductive health
  • Prenatal care
  • Nutrition
  • Health insurance enrollment

Wellness Center at Washington Preparatory High School

1555 West 110th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90047 http://goo.gl/maps/BQ5A3
Appointment Line (323) 541-1631 Englishx1 Spanishx9

Hours of Operation
T-Th 8:30 am – 5 pm
Summer hours may vary

Wellness Providers:

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center

LAUSD School Mental Health

Special Service for Groups

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Primary care and treatment
  • Mental health
  • Dental
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Vision and hearing
  • Reproductive health
  • Prenatal care
  • Nutrition
  • Health insurance enrollment

Wellness Center at Carson High School


270 East 223rd Street
Carson, CA 90745 http://goo.gl/maps/dOXeY

Appointment Line (310) 802-6170

Hours of Operation:
M W F 7:30 am – 4:30 pm (7:30-12pm every other Friday Summer hours may vary)

Wellness Center Providers:

South Bay Family Health Care Center

LAUSD School Mental Health

Children’s Bureau

Children’s Institute

Masada Homes

Harbor Area Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Mental health
  • Dental
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV Testing
  • Vision and hearing
  • Women’s Health
  • Reproductive health
  • Prenatal care
  • Nutrition
  • Health insurance enrollment
  • Health Education

Wellness Center at Jefferson High School

Open Date October 18, 2012 (GO same date)
3410 S. Hooper Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011 http://goo.gl/maps/Zoiqb

Appointment Line: (323) 908-4200

Hours of Operation
MWF 8 am – 3:30 pm
Summer hours may vary

Wellness Center Providers

South Central Family Health Center

LAUSD School Mental Health

Services Offered On-Site

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Mental health
  • Dental
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Vision and hearing
  • Women’s health
  • Reproductive health
  • Prenatal care
  • Nutrition
  • Health insurance enrollment/li>
  • Health education
  • Crisis intervention

Wellness Center at Fremont High School


7821 S. Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90003 http://goo.gl/maps/MfNyz
Appointment Line (323) 404-9270

Hours of Operation
M 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
T , TH 8:30 am – 5 pm

Wellness Center Providers:

UMMA Clinic
Special Service for Groups

LAUSD Mental Health
LA Land Trust
Integrated School Health (LAC: DCFS, DHS, DMH, DPS and Probation)

Services Offered On-Site

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Mental health
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Vision and hearing
  • Women’s health
  • Reproductive health
  • Prenatal care
  • Nutrition
  • Health insurance enrollment
  • Health education

Wellness Center at Dominguez High School


15301 S. San Jose
Compton, CA 90221 http://goo.gl/maps/vt73o
Appointment Line (562) 630-6825 (Englishx1, Spanishx9)

Hours of Operation
MTWThF 8:30 am – 5 pm
Sat 7 am – 3 pm
Summer hours may vary

Wellness Center Providers:

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
SHIELDS for Families

Services Offered On-Site

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Mental health
  • Dental
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Vision and hearing
  • Women’s health
  • Reproductive health
  • Prenatal care
  • Nutrition
  • Health insurance enrollment
  • Health education

Jordan High School

10110 South Juniper Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002 http://goo.gl/maps/mkmkP

Appointment Line: (323) 488-5915

Hours of Operation:
T Th 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
F 1 – 5 pm

Wellness Providers:
Watts Healthcare Corporation
LAUSD School Mental Health

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Mental health
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • Vision and hearing
  • Reproductive health
  • Prenatal care
  • Nutrition

 

Hyde Park Elementary School

6505 8th Avenue
Bungalow 46
Los Angeles, CA 90043 http://goo.gl/maps/9KuVD
Appointment Line: (323) 750-9232

Hours of Operation:
M W TH F 8:30 am – 5 pm
T 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sat 7 am – 3:30 pm
Dental only available on Thursdays

Wellness Providers:
St. John’s Well Child & Family Center

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Vision and hearing
  • Women’s health
  • Prenatal care
  • Reproductive health
  • Nutrition
  • Health insurance enrollment
  • Dental services

 

Dorsey High School Mobile Clinic (students only)

3537 Farmdale Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016 http://goo.gl/maps/9vaGt

Appointment Line: (323) 730-1920

Hours of Operation:
M 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Wellness Providers:
To Help Everyone Clinic (T.H.E. Clinic)

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Vision and hearing
  • Women’s health
  • Prenatal care
  • Reproductive health
  • Nutrition

 

Crenshaw High School Mobile Clinic (students only)

5010 11th Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90043 http://goo.gl/maps/ozmgg

Appointment Line: (323) 730-1920

Hours of Operation:
F 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Wellness Providers:
To Help Everyone Clinic (T.H.E. Clinic)

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Vision and hearing
  • Women’s health
  • Prenatal care
  • Reproductive health
  • Nutrition

 

Holmes Avenue Elementary School (Students Only)

5108 Holmes Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90058 http://goo.gl/maps/SxeuM

Appointment Line: (323) 587-3638

Hours of Operation:
MTWThF 8 am – 2:30 pm
Days and hours may vary by school calendar.

Wellness Providers:
LAUSD

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Immunizations
  • Physical exams

 

Los Angeles High School (Students Only)

4650 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90019 http://goo.gl/maps/4QMlC

Appointment Line: (213) 747-5542

Hours of Operation:
TTh 7:30 am – 4 pm

Wellness Providers:
Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Prenatal care
  • Reproductive health

Foshay Learning Center

3751 S Harvard Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018 http://bit.ly/1ccwdMJ

Appointment Line: (323) 373-9400

Hours of Operation:
MTWThF 8 am – 5 pm

 

Wellness Providers:
Northeast Community Clinic

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Family planning
  • Birth control
  • Health and nutrition education

Gardena High School (Students Only)

1301 West 182nd Street
Gardena, CA 90248 http://goo.gl/maps/oyrH8

Appointment Line: (310) 808-1180

Hours of Operation
MWThF 8 am – 4 pm

Wellness Providers:
Los Angeles County DHS
LAUSD

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Family planning
  • Birth control
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Mental health (Thursday & Friday)
  • Peer health educators

S. Mark Taper Health Clinic at The Accelerated School                                                     

4000 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037 http://goo.gl/maps/2Vjw1

Appointment Line: (323) 908-4242

Hours of Operation:
M T W TH F 8 am – 4:30 pm

Wellness Providers:
South Central Family Health Center

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Preventive Health Screenings
  • School Sports Physicals
  • Health Counseling and Education
  • Routine Scheduled Immunizations for Children
  • Routine and Comprehensive Checkups for Children, Youth, and Adults

Lennox School District

10223 Firmona Ave
Lennox, California 90304 http://goo.gl/maps/E8Nhx

Appointment Line: (310) 695-4017

Hours of Operation:
M W 8 am – 5 pm
TH  1 pm – 5 pm

Wellness Providers:
To Help Everyone Clinic (T.H.E. Clinic)

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Vision and hearing
  • Women’s health
  • Prenatal care
  • Reproductive health
  • Nutrition
  • Dental Services coming soon

Culver City High School

4401 Elenda Street

Culver City, CA 90230 http://goo.gl/maps/o0WL

Appointment Line: (310) 842 – 4328

Hours of Operation:
Medical Services
M 8 am – 12 pm
W 8 am – 12 pm

Mental Health Services
MThF 8 am – 3 pm
W 8 am – 12 pm

Wellness Providers:
Venice Family Clinic

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Vision and hearing
  • Women’s health
  • Prenatal care
  • Reproductive health
  • Nutrition

Locke High School

316 East 111st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061 http://goo.gl/maps/MkQEw

Appointment Line: (323) 450-2376

 

Hours of Operation:
M W 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
F 7:30  – 11:30 am

Wellness Providers:
Watts Healthcare Corporation
LAUSD Mental Health
SHIELDS for Families (Mental Health)
Green Dot

Services Offered On-Site:

  • Primary care and treatment
  • Mental health
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Physical exams
  • Vision and hearing
  • Reproductive health
  • Prenatal care
  • Nutrition