Los Angeles

About APLA Health

APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV.

MEDICAL, DENTAL, AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES

We provide free and low-cost services to more than 14,000 people every year in L.A. County, including:

  • Physicals, cancer screenings, chronic disease management, and more
  • Dental care, including X-rays, checkups, fillings
  • Behavioral health care, including mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • HIV testing
  • PrEP counseling & management
  • STD screening & treatment
  • Health education & HIV prevention services
  • Vaccinations
  • Help with health insurance coverage

HIV SUPPORT SERVICES

For people living with HIV/AIDS, we promote self-sufficiency to support better medical outcomes and to keep people in care. Services for people living with HIV include:

  • Benefits counseling
  • Case management services
  • Clientline
  • Housing support
  • Home health care
  • HIV medical care
  • Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries & nutrition education

OUR PATIENTS & CLIENTS AT A GLANCE

28% African American, 39% Hispanic, 29% white

68% live on less than $12,000 per year. (The federal poverty level is $11,700 per year.)

62% are over the age of 45.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

APLA Health’s policy work educates the public, elected officials, and policy-makers about the critical needs of the HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ, and other underserved communities. We also focus attention on the programs, policies, legislation, and funding that impact these populations on the local, state, and federal levels.

COUNTY-WIDE

APLA Health provides health and support services from 15 locations across Los Angeles County. We provide medical, dental, and behavioral health care services at locations in Mid-City, Baldwin Hills, Downtown, Long Beach, South L.A., and West Hollywood. We provide HIV support services in Baldwin Hills, Mid-City, West Hollywood, and via eight Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) food pantries across the county. Our Gleicher/Chen Health Center in Baldwin Hills and our Long Beach Health Center are full-service, federally qualified health centers staffed by providers who understand the needs of the LGBTQ community. Services are available in English and Spanish.