St. John’s Community Health started as a one-room, volunteer-run pediatric health clinic in 1964. Today, it is one of the largest non-profit healthcare providers in Los Angeles County: a Federally Qualified Health Center serving patients of all ages at 20 locations.
St. John’s strives for health equity by addressing the health care needs of low-income, uninsured, and under-insured people in Central/South Los Angeles and Compton. As a first-responder in the communities hardest-hit by COVID-19, St. John’s launched a massive testing and contact tracing program in areas that had no access to testing.
St. John’s health clinics are situated in stand-alone, school-based, mobile, and affordable housing sites. The diversity and expanse of their network enables them to reach those who most need our services: 83% of patients live in households with incomes at or below the Federal Poverty Level; 74% are enrolled in Medi-Cal; and 26% are uninsured. In addition to providing medical, dental, and behavioral health services, St. John’s goes beyond the traditional health care model by providing support services tailored to patients’ socio-economic needs and engaging the social determinants of health.
Their mission is to eliminate health disparities and foster community well-being by providing and promoting the highest quality care in South Los Angeles.