St. John’s Community Health (St. John’s) mission is to to improve community health and reduce health disparities by delivering high quality, comprehensive services and impacting health and social policy.
St. John’s Center will be a catalyst for health equity and a leader in establishing systems of care, prevention strategies and public policies that promote social justice and community health improvement.
St. John’s is an independent 501(c)(3) community health center. We serve patients of all ages through a network of 22 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), including three mobiles and six school-based clinics spanning the breadth of East, Central, and South Los Angeles and Compton. The central goal of St. John’s is to address the unmet needs of low-income, uninsured, and underinsured residents of the service area by providing access to linguistically and culturally appropriate primary medical, dental, behavioral health, and enabling services, regardless of ability to pay.
Our work goes far beyond the traditional health care model to embrace the broader concept of well-being. In addition to providing a broad array of primary care services, we place a high priority on developing supportive services to address families’ educational, socio-economic, and behavioral health needs. This is accomplished through outreach, health education, child development and literacy education, case management, benefit enrollment, and behavioral health assessments. We have and continue to establish strong partnerships with health, educational, social service, and development agencies to deliver a wide range of services that are responsive to community needs.
Patients We Serve
In 2022, St. John’s served 97,275 patients during 549,822 visits. The breakdown of our patient demographics follows:
Ninety-nine percent of our patients live below 200% of the federal poverty level and seventy-five percent live below 100%.
Services We Provide
Mental Health Services
Substance Use Services and MAT
Harm Reduction Services
Oral Health Care
Children with Special Health Care Needs
HIV/AIDS Testing and Treatment
Hepatitis C Testing and Treatment
Homeless Health Services
Transgender Health Services
Public Housing Health Services
Senior and Disability Services
Enhanced Case Management and Community Supports (CalAIM)