Community Health Services

Contact Information
Area Health Office
11833 S. Wilmington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 568-8100

Area Health Officer
Jan King, MD, MPH

Due to COVID-19 activities, DPH services at public health centers may be closed, please call ahead to confirm.


Service Planning Area 6, or SPA 6, serves the communities of Athens, Compton, Crenshaw, Florence, Hyde Park, Lynwood, Paramount, and Watts.
   Health Centers in SPA 6
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health
11833 S. Wilmington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 568-8100
Ruth Temple Health Center
3834 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90062
(323) 730-3507

Important COVID-19 Update: Due to COVID-19 activities, DPH services at Ruth Temple Health Center will be CLOSED until further notice, effective 04/06/2020. T.H.E. Clinic will remain open.

Notice of Privacy Practices: Explains how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.  English | Spanish

Online Health Statistics
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    Healing Center Mural

    The Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center serves children, families, and individuals by connecting them to resources, activities and events.

    Programs at the Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center include support groups, classes on healing arts and self care, and other events that are free and open to the community.

    For a calendar of events, click here.

    For information about the Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center, click here.

    Phone: (323) 568-8732
    Email: MLKHealingCenter@
    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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