Our 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 Well Child and Family 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 Well Child and Family Center (SJWCFC) is an independent 501(c)(3) community health center. We serve patients of all ages through a network of eighteen Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). Our clinics are situated in stand-alone, school-based, community college-based, mobile units, and affordable housing development sites. The central goal of SJWCFC 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.
While primary health care provision is the cornerstone of our work, SJWCFC goes beyond the traditional healthcare model to address the social determinants of health with job readiness, housing navigation, household hazard remediation, and health insurance and mainstream benefits screening and enrollment. In collaboration with a wide range of public and private organizations, SJWCFC develops and implements innovative projects that include participatory research, community organizing, and advocacy. SJWCFC has established and continues to build strong affiliations with health, educational, social service and community-based and government agencies to deliver a wide range of services that are responsive to community needs.
Patients We Serve
In 2020, we served 101,303 patients during 395,404 visits. The breakdown of our patient demographics follows:
Ninety-eight percent of our patients live below 200% of the federal poverty level and seventy-three percent live below 100%.
Services We Provide
Primary and Preventive Medical Care for all lifecycles
Behavioral Health Services (mental health and substance use disorder)
Oral Health Services
STD and HIV/AIDS Testing and Treatment
Hepatitis C Testing and Treatment
Transgender Health Care
Health Care for the Homeless
Health Care for Residents in Public Housing
Reentry Health Care and Case Management Services
Children with Special Needs Health Care and Services
Insurance and Mainstream Benefit Counseling and Enrollment