LOS ANGELES – Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, to establish a new medical clinic to advance equitable healthcare access in the Rampart/Westlake community of Los Angeles.
“Sadly, the Rampart/Westlake neighborhood is a medically underserved community that has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Chair Solis. “At the pandemic’s peak, Westlake had the highest COVID-19 death rate of any community in the City of Los Angeles. Establishing a new health clinic in this area will ensure that residents receive quality and accessible healthcare when and where they need it, now and after the pandemic has ended.”
The passage of this motion directs Los Angeles County’s Chief Executive Officer to execute a new lease for a new medical clinic at 2200 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles in Rampart/Westlake. This new clinic will serve as a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) where patient treatment will be coordinated by a team of primary care providers, nurses, and care managers. Mental health and substance use disorder counselors, social workers, health educators and community health navigators will also be available to meet patient needs, and the PCMH care team will connect patients to specialty care at the County’s Department of Health Services as needed.
To view the full motion, click here.
Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov
Stephany Villaseñor, Communications Deputy, (213) 308-9017 or SVillasenor@bos.lacounty.gov