About the Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community

The Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community offers a place for community members to gather, find resources, or participate in wellness activities. At the Wellness Community, there are a variety of activities such as physical activity classes, nutrition and health resources, and other support resources. All activities are FREE and open to the community.

Wellness Communities offer three main areas of service:
Mental Health

Mental Health
The Healing & Trauma Prevention Center in the Wellness Communities offer healing and trauma prevention activities and resources for individuals and groups. Activities include support groups, healing art workshops, classes and resources designed for the local communities. Staff and a mental health expert at the Healing and Trauma Prevention Centers are able to connect visitors to services and resources.


Substance Abuse
Connecting to Opportunities for Recovery and Engagement (CORE) Centers offer a welcoming environment where visitors can ask questions about Substance Use Disorders (also known as addictions) and get connected to prevention and treatment services including risk reduction, prevention, and treatment. Staff and substance abuse counselors are available to connect visitors with resources and services.


Health and Wellness
In addition to clinic services (such as immunizations, tuberculosis screening and treatment, and sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment) for those without health insurance or a regular health provider, the Wellness Community offers health and wellness programs with the goal of connecting residents and improving health outcomes.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation
Contact Us
5205 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
2nd Floor - Room 210
(323) 769-7820

Hours Due to COVID-19 activities, all in-person events/hours are canceled.
Monday - Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Calendar of Upcoming Events
HWWC calendar
Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community Calendar

Due to COVID-19 activities, in-person events are canceled and all offerings will be conducted virtually.
Calendar in English

CORE Weekly Webinar Series

Tuesdays at 10am and Wednesdays 3pm
The Connecting to Opportunities for Recovery and Engagement (CORE) Center is a community space where everyone can get information and resources about how to prevent alcohol and drug use, learn more about substance use disorders also known as addiction and find out where to go for free or low-cost treatment services.
Flyer in English

Fun Fridays Storytime & Sing Along

First Friday of the month at 3:00pm - Parents & Children Ages 3-5
Flyer in English/Spanish

Emotional Wellness
Every Friday at 1pm (Spanish)
Flyer in Spanish
Free Produce Pick-Up
Visit the Hollywood-Wilshire Health Center for free fruits & vegetables.
Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month.
Register on Eventbrite or call our office at (213) 288-8715.

  Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community Flyer

Public Health Services for the Metropolitan Los Angeles Region

The Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community is a service of the Department of Public Health. Service Planning Area 4, or SPA 4, serves the communities of Boyle Heights, Central City, Downtown LA, Echo Park, El Sereno, Hollywood, Mid-City Wilshire, Monterey Hills, Mount Washington, Silverlake, West Hollywood, Westlake, and others.

See the SPA 4 webpage for more information.

Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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