APLA Clinic Holds Grand Opening for New Health Center on Campus
APLA Health held an official grand opening for the clinic on the CDU campus this summer. This federally qualified health center will provide low-cost health services that include dental, behavioral, and medical healthcare along with STD screenings, treatment, education, and more.
“This building represents the confluence of APLA Health’s and CDU’s laser-like commitment to improving the health and well-being of communities of color in South Los Angeles,” said Dr. Carlisle, CDU President and CEO. “It is the physical manifestation of what can be achieved through partnership and cooperation.”
Attendees were able to receive a tour of the facility, as well as hear from special speakers including APLA Health CEO Craig E. Thompson, CDU President and CEO David Carlisle, Assemblymember Mike Gipson, and Senator Steve Bradford.
“Communities of color face layers of racism and systemic marginalization exacerbating existing health and social inequities in our communities and across the country,” shared Senator Bradford. “The LGBTQ community needs and deserves healthcare services without barriers and without biases. We thank APLA Health for being a trusted community partner.”
The new facility holds six exam rooms, five counseling rooms, four dental chairs, two laboratories and a Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantry, to name a few features.
APLA Health has a long-standing commitment to improving the health and well-being of Black and Latinx communities in South Los Angeles. We have offered our services on the MLK Medical Campus since 2005, serving the needs of the surrounding communities of Watts, Compton, Lynwood and Willowbrook.