Community Health Services

Contact Information
Area Health Office
7643 Painter Ave., Room 210
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 464-5350

Area Health Officer
Silvia Prieto, MD, MPH

South Bay

Service Planning Area 8, or SPA 8, serves the communities of Athens, Avalon, Carson, Catalina Island, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Long Beach*, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Wilmington, and others.

* City of Long Beach has its own Health Department
Health Centers in SPA 8


The Curtis R. Tucker and Torrance Health Centers are CLOSED until further notice.

See Clinic Schedules posted on the Public Health Centers Page for a list of open public health centers.
Curtis R. Tucker Health Center
123 W. Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 419-5325
Torrance Health Center
(Immunization and STD services only)
711 Del Amo Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 354-2300

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
Browse online for public health statistics and information:
  • Ask CHIS (California Health Interview Survey)
  • Los Angeles County Health Survey
  • Notice of Fees
    Beginning December 15, 2013, there will be a fee for all immunizations: $15 per child or adult or $30 for a family with 2 or more children. If you have health insurance or a regular health care provider who covers immunizations, please contact your regular health care provider for the immunizations. If you cannot pay this fee, please let the clerk know. No child will be denied vaccines due to inability to pay.
    Health Facts for SPA 8

    21.3% of children in grades 5, 7 & 9 are
    24.4% of adults are obese.

    8.8% of adults were diagnosed with

      25.0% of adults were diagnosed with
      29.6% of adults were diagnosed with
       high cholesterol.
      9.0% of adults were diagnosed with a
       heart problem.

    Mortality in LA County 2009

    This report summarizes the leading causes of death and premature death with trends for 2000-2009. It also provides information on deaths from a wide range of health conditions, including chronic diseases, such as heart disease and emphysema; infectious diseases, such as pneumonia/influenza and HIV; lifestyle-related conditions, such as diabetes and lung cancer; and intentional and unintentional injuries.

    Key Indicators of Health

    This report features data about health-related behaviors, such as access to medical care, dental care, and health insurance; utilization of preventive services; rates of chronic disease, infectious disease, and injury; and perceptions about health.

    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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