Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers: Eight Community Health Centers offer safe, Affordable Health Care Right in Your Neighborhood
SOUTH LOS ANGELES – With clinics all over South Los Angeles, Inglewood, Compton and more,
the Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers raises a unified voice for the health care
needs of South Los Angeles. The coalition, established in 2004, is now a network of eight
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), representing more than 50 community- and schoolbased health clinics serving the South Los Angeles region (Los Angeles County Service Planning
Southside Coalition clinics have been at the forefront of helping Black and Brown community
members get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and protecting themselves and their
families from severe illness that can impact overall health and ability to work. These clinics have
provided COVID-19 vaccines and testing since both became available, which is especially
convenient for community members who may need to get tested regularly to go to their places
In some cases, Southside Coalition health centers have partnered with schools, churches and
faith organizations to host vaccine clinics directly in the neighborhoods they are in, such as the
following recent pop-up clinic locations:
• Crenshaw Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine Magnet – clinic run by
T.H.E. Health and Wellness Centers;
• George Washington Preparatory High – clinic operated by St. John’s Community Health.
“Our church is pleased to partner with St. John’s Community Health clinic to bring COVID-19
vaccines and testing directly to our congregation,” said Rev. Alvin Tunstill, Jr., of Trinity Baptist
Church in Los Angeles, adding, “We are so glad to be here to support our families with the
necessary resources to help keep our communities healthy.”
“As the fourth booster vaccine has now become available and regulations are relaxing in many
of our neighborhoods, the Black and Brown communities still have among the highest case
rates of COVID-19. But according to data, our booster rates are low. Getting a booster vaccine is
an important step to consider especially for seniors and individuals with chronic illnesses such
as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and more,” said Andrea Williams, MPA, executive
director, Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers.
At Southside Coalition clinics, Black and Latinx physicians, nurses, pharmacists and more health
care workers are ready and available to answer questions about vaccines, testing and other
health-related matters. “With eight leading health centers and more than 50 sites, all in your
neighborhood, we are making it quick, easy and convenient to take a step to protect yourself
and your family by getting vaccinated and boosted,” Williams added.
To make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine or a booster at a clinic, call (213) 221- 2463.
For more information, visit Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers’ website at
southsidecoalition.org/booster. The eight community health centers are listed below:
• Eisner Health: clinic locations in areas including Downtown Los Angeles and Lynwood.
• South Central Family Health Center: clinic locations in areas including South Los
Angeles, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Vernon.
• Watts Healthcare Corporation: clinic locations in areas including Watts and Crenshaw.
• St. John’s Community Health: clinic locations in areas including South Los Angeles,
Crenshaw, Compton, East Compton, Lynwood.
• T.H.E. Health and Wellness Centers: clinic locations in areas including South Los
Angeles, Inglewood, Crenshaw, Lennox.
• UMMA Community Clinic (University Muslim Medical Association): clinic locations in
areas in South Los Angeles.
• Central City Community Health Center: clinic locations in areas in South Los Angeles.
• Venice Family Clinic: clinic locations in areas including Carson, Gardena and Inglewood.