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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.