Resources & Services for Our Community

CDU faculty, staff, and students are actively engaged in our local community. Through various clinical services, pipeline programs and organizational partnerships, we work each day to increase access to healthcare for residents of South Los Angeles. These free services and programs are available for all local community members.

This is our mission, in action.

Programs & Partnerships

Pipeline Programs

We offer a variety of programs for underrepresented K-12 students to explore careers in medicine, science, research and health. Learn about our career academies, community STEMM labs and more.

Community Clinics & Care

Our faculty and students run a variety of clinical care services providing healthcare resources for local residents of Los Angeles county. We want to actively empower our neighbors by providing resources and knowledge needed to make healthy decisions.

APLA Health

APLA Health

With a convenient location on the Charles R. Drew University campus, APLA Health offers low- and no-cost services including primary care, dental care, behavioral health, HIV and STD screenings. We accept Medi-Cal, Medicare, and most other major insurances.

OASIS Clinic

Free rapid HIV testing for Los Angeles county residents.

HIV/Aids Education and Community Outreach Project

Daily mobile testing throughout various Los Angeles county communities to increase access to HIV screening.

Mobile Health Outreach

The CDU Kedren Street Medicine Team provides free health screenings, vaccinations, and other limited health services directly in the community!

Equity in Healthcare Access

Researchers at CDU conduct culturally-aware research that benefits underrepresented communities and populations.

Drew C.A.R.E.S.

Drew C.A.R.E.S. researchers fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic by studying the behavioral and clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

Black Maternal Health Center of Excellence

We are conducting research that informs training and program development, and that actively addresses birthing disparities across Los Angeles County and the CDU community.

Upcoming Events & Community Dialogue

27 Aug
August 27, 2024 | 11:00am

The SOTU address is an opportunity for the President to reflect on the CDU’s recent accomplishments and lay out objectives for the future. The…

Community Forum

The CDU Community Forum is a free monthly virtual forum where medical experts and community leaders discuss key issues impacting under-resourced communities.

Good News Radio

Good News Radio Magazine is a weekly radio broadcast on Accelerated Radio.
Wednesdays 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Co-hosts: Charles McWells and Melanie Rodriguez

Future College of Medicine and Health Professions Education Building

On the west side of our campus, an active expansion project is underway. The 100,000 square foot new Health Professions Education building will allow our growing College of Medicine programs room to expand.

This building will also include public spaces for CDU and the community to work together, making the Watts-Willowbrook-Compton area stronger and inspiring the next generation of CDU physicians.