ABOUT THE WELLNESS CENTER
The Wellness Center opened its doors in 2014 and has since been focusing on improving the health and well-being of the Boyle Heights community. The Wellness Center aims to provide culturally sensitive programs to address the root cause of disease, empower residents and patients to take control of their own health and lives, improve the health outcomes for the community and patients through the expansion of preventative care services, encourage collaboration between non-profit groups, attract community development and investment in a largely underserved area, and become a key component of an East Los Angeles regional integrated health care delivery system.
Spearheaded by First District Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, and with generous support from The California Endowment, the Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital (LAC+USC Medical Center) houses like-minded non-profit organizations that have a vision of making Boyle Heights, a historically significant and densely populated neighborhood, a healthier community.
This collaboration between Supervisor Gloria Molina and The California Endowment is an effort to honor the institution where millions of Los Angeles County Residents have received care and its history of healing as well as an opportunity to pioneer a change in the medical field. By switching from a treatment-based medical system to one that is more comprehensive and focused on prevention of disease, we can create healthier communities.
WHOM WE SERVE
60% of clients lack regular
High rates of obesity, diabetes,
asthma, and heart disease
50% of clients visited ER
in the past 6 months
More than 25,000 enrolled clients since opening
85,000 client visits per year
In 2017, 5,000 received "Healthcare for All" navigation and enrollment services