St. John’s Community Health (St. John’s) mission is to eliminate health disparities and foster community well-being by providing and promoting the highest quality care in South Los Angeles.
St. John’s Center will be a leader, catalyst, and model for the best care; long-term community health improvements; and sustainable, health-enhancing systems and structures in Los Angeles.
St. John’s is an independent 501(c)(3) community health center. We serve patients of all ages through a network of 20 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), including three mobiles and six school-based clinics spanning the breadth of Central and South Los Angeles and Compton. Our mission is to eliminate health disparities and foster community well-being by providing and promoting the highest quality care in South Los Angeles. 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, and behavioral health 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, insurance enrollment, and mental 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 2021, St. John’s served 91,756 patients during 450,891 visits. The breakdown of our patient demographics follows: