Watts Healthcare Corporation

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Watts Health Center
10300 Compton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90002-3628
(323) 564-4331
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Urgent Care
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Crenshaw Community Health Center
3756 Santa Rosalia Drive, #400
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 568-5460Pcmh2011Seal
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

House of Uhuru Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
8005 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003

School Based Health Centers

Jordan Wellness Center
10110 Juniper Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Locke Wellness Center
316 E. 111th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061

President and CEO: Roderick Seamster, MD, MPH


To improve the health and well-being of the people and communities that we serve by ensuring access to compassionate, quality, culturally sensitive preventive and primary health care services.


When the Watts Health Center started in the mid-1960s with a $2.7 million grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity, it was one of the first community health centers in the United States.

The main facility, a 69,000 square foot building, was opened in the mid-1970s in Watts, adjacent to several large public housing projects. It houses 50 examination rooms.

The center is owned and operated by the Watts Healthcare Corporation (WHCC). The WHCC also oversees the Crenshaw Community Health Center, a satellite clinic in the Crenshaw District, and a school-based clinic at Jordan High School in Watts. The WHCC also owns the House of Uhuru substance abuse treatment facility and the Lumpkin House sober living facility.

The services provided are supported by federal, state, and county grants and contracts; managed care agreements; Medicare revenues; Medi-Cal revenues, and reduced fees paid by patients. With a $35 million annual budget, WHCC offers evidence-based medical and dental services that are culturally and linguistically sensitive. The populations we focus on reaching are SPA 6 residents with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty line.

The Patients We Serve

In 2012, 21,255 patients were served during 73,389 visits. The reasons for their visits were:

Medical care 69%
Dental care 14%
Substance abuse 5%
Vision care 5%

Ninety-one percent of our patients live below 100% of the federal poverty level; 92 percent live below 200% FPL.

Sixty-one percent are covered by Medi-Cal; 32 percent are uninsured.

We serve a young patient population, with 36 percent ages 19 and under. The racial/ethnic breakdown is 52 percent African American and 44 percent Latino. Most of our patients were female (66%).

Services We Provide

  • Adult Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • OB/GYN
  • Vision Care (ophthalmology, optometry, and optician services)
  • In-house Specialties
    • Complete radiology suite offering mammography, ultrasound, and chest extremity services
    • Physical therapy
    • Podiatry
  • Urgent Care
  • HIV/AIDS (WHCC operates the South Los Angeles Community AIDS Program)
  • Full-service dental program
    • General dentistry for adults and children
    • Oral surgery
    • Endodontics
    • Periodontics
    • Operative dentistry
    • Crown and bridge work
    • Full prosthetic appliance building (Prosthodontics)
  • Patient education (bilingual)
    • Diabetes
    • Weight loss
  • Prevention
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Smoking cessation
    • Teen Health Advocates
    • Mammography (average 3000, includes mobile unit)
  • Maternal and Child Health Program (provides support and guidance to women with young families on health care and other resources for themselves and their children)
  • WIC (5 locations – Watts Health Center, Hoover, Adams, Compton, Huntington Park)

Payment Accepted

  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare
  • Private insurance
  • EAPC
  • PPP
  • Credit cards
  • Fee for Service/Sliding Scale

To learn more about us, contact us at (323) 357-6680.

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