Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer
August 13, 2018
APLA Health Announces Construction of Third Health Center
State of the art facility will be first in the Miracle Mile / Carthay Circle neighborhood
APLA Health today announced construction of its newest federally qualified health center at 5901 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA. The facility will offer anyone in Los Angeles County the opportunity to access quality primary medical and mental healthcare; HIV specialty care and support services, as well as STD and HIV screening and prevention services – including PrEP counseling and management.
“We’re excited to announce construction has begun on a new facility that will allow more people to access services to stay healthy. This is an opportunity for APLA Health to continue to meet the healthcare needs of our community in our community,” said Craig E. Thompson, chief executive officer of APLA Health. “Our staff sees more than 15,000 patients and clients each year and this new health center will allow us to continue to grow and serve more people who seek out our care.”
In December 2017, APLA Health acquired Global Healthcare – Los Angeles, a thriving private practice led by Dr. Jay Gladstein in the Miracle Mile / Carthay Circle neighborhood of Los Angeles. The health center staff is currently located on the 5th floor of the current building and will be moving to the new 5,675 square foot facility on the 3rd floor once construction is complete.
“This week is National Health Center Week and it’s a great honor to add to the nation’s network of more than 10,400 healthcare delivery sites,” Thompson continued. “Health centers like our new facility are an integral part of how more than 1 in 10 Angelenos receive care each year. By being in the communities we serve, we are able to provide comprehensive care with cultural humility.”
The new facility will have ten exam rooms, a lab, a dispensary, an open office area and medical offices. The facility was designed by Klawiter & Associates and construction will be led by Evilsizer Construction. Following completion of the new health center location, APLA Health will convert the current space into a 2,013 sq. ft. psychology clinic.
APLA Health’s mission is to achieve healthcare equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 15,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 16 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and mental healthcare; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home healthcare; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.