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Causes: Community Clinics, Family Planning, Health, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services, Public Health, Reproductive Rights

Mission: To improve the health status and well being of underserved segments of the population of los angeles area through the direct provision or coordination of health care, health education services and research.

Programs: Jwch weingart clinic at center for community health - provided 46,773 medical visit assessments to low income and homeless individuals. 6,863 patients received health care services at the clinic including primary care, x-rays, ekgs, family planning, male wellness, case management, hiv testing, mental health, and dental services.

jwch - other clinic - the bellflower health center provides primary care services to low income individuals regardless of ability to pay. All primary care services for families, women and children will be available. Case management and mental health services will be provided in the site as well as access to eligibility assistance for public medical benefits programs. Bellflower health center provided 19,118 medical visits to 3,094 patients. The downtown women's center clinic serves homeless women and provides primary health care services, reproductive health services, cancer screening and access to specialty care and mental health. The jwch clinic is embedded in this homeless residential facility and provided 3,129 patients 14,059 medical visits.

bphc-health care center cluster - the federal section 330 grant allows for jwch's participation as a federally qualified health center. This program provides a base grant for indigent care visits to uninsured persons in jwch's homeless and community health centers. Provided under this program are primary care, diagnostics, reproductive health services, prevention and education and access to medical specialists. All ages are served with this funding.

aids prevention & education - provides prevention, education, and referrals to treatment among high risk populations. The special projects of national significance (spns) ensures linkage of hiv positive women in care as well as other support services. Jwch clinic at bell gardens - provided 21,201 visits to 3,966 patients for medical services in the most indigent area in la county. The following services are offered: family medicine, family planning, comprehensive prenatal care, pediatrics, obstetrics, x-rays, ekgs, male wellness services, hiv testing and laboratory services. Recuperative care - provides 24-hour care for homeless persons who are recovering from an illness or injury and discharged from local hospitals. A total of 80 beds are available daily, including three meals and assistance with wound care, benefits access and case management services. In total, 29,200 bed days are available for homeless persons who would otherwise spend time recovering on the streets. Post discharge from recuperative care, the program seeks to find more permanent solutions for patients including placement in transitional and permanent housing locations. Jwch lynwood primary care clinic - provided 20,012 visits to 3,525 patients residing in lynwood and the surrounding area of compton. Because the majority of the clinic's clientele are people of childbearing age, their primary needs include family planning services and access to adequate prenatal care. In addition, the women are at high risk of cervical cancer, making screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections an important service at the clinic. The following services are offered: physical/gynecological examinations, screening for cervical and breast cancer, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy testing and referrals for prenatal services, birth control methods, diagnosis and treatment of common gynecological problems, health education, referrals for other health and social services as needed. Jwch norwalk clinic - provided 25,537 visits to 4,080 patients for medical services in the most indigent area in la county. The following services are offered: family medicine, family planning, comprehensive prenatal care, pediatrics, obstetrics, x-rays, ekgs, male wellness services, hiv testing and laboratory services. Substance abuse treatment - the mini 12 step house offers residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment for women and women with children for alcohol and drug abuse. The program offers an intensive residential program for women which involves substance abuse treatment in individual and group classes, case management, mental health and referral to medical care and community support services. The residential program can accomodate up to 31 women daily in this 24-hour facility. The outpatient program offers a longer term program for men and women based on the 12 step program of alcohol and drug abstention. The program is supported by numerous local and state grants specifically for alcohol and drug treatment. Information & education - targets youth that are pregnant or parenting and provides them with support needed to stay in school, while taking care of themselves and their children and at the same time avoiding any further unintended pregnancy. The program connects youth to reproductive health care and other medical services in a jwch clinic. Youth in probation and alternative schools are the primary focus of the program as well as any other high risk youth that seek services from the information & education program. Other program services - provides emergency and transitional housing services to people living with hiv/aids with 18 beds nightly located at the lamp community. The services include: complete psychosocial assessment, individual care plan development, appropriate referrals to housing, mental health and drug treatment, meals and nutritional supplementation, and hygiene items and clothing. Jwch also operates a street medicine team and two mobile medical units which provide care to persons on the streets. Jwch p. A. T. H/vermont clinic - provided 9,503 visits to 2,109 homeless patients. The jwch vermont clinic offers medical services to homeless and medically indigent persons including family medicine, family planning, child health disability prevention, pediatrics, geriatric primary care, ekgs. Specialty referrals, hiv testing, and laboratory services. Chip-cdc - jwch's chip program or (comprehensive hiv prevention project) provides hiv testing and health education activities to persons at high risk of acquiring hiv in skid row. The majority of the participants are homeless or formerly homeless persons, living in shelters, missions and on the streets. Participants are provided rapid hiv testing, immediate access to medical specialists and education to assist them in healthy living. Hiv case management - provides hiv medical care through case management, counseling and testing, prevention education, referrals to emergency and transitional housing.

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