MLKCH is not doing in-house COVID-19 testing at this time; however the county is providing testing at the adjacent Charles R. Drew University Campus via https://corona-virus.la
MLKCH has revised its visitor policy. Please read it before coming to the hospital
Maternity tours, classes and group gatherings are postponed until further notice
See our new short video explainers on COVID-19
For more information on:
LA County’s response: Visit the LA Department of Public Health’s information page
National response from the CDC: Visit the CDC site
MLKCH MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Gwen Driscoll, Senior Director of Brand Communications
Do the 5: Help Stop Coronavirus
Wash hands often
Cough into your elbow
Don't touch your face
Stay 6ft apart
COVID-19: Your questions answered
In a series of short videos, Dr. Yulsi Fernandez-Montero tells you the key things you need to know about coronavirus, how to prevent it, and how to keep yourself, your family and your community safe.
Meet our other front line workers
Not just doctors and nurses are working the front lines at MLKCH. From cleaning staff, to cooks, to pharmacists, to our equipment and supplies crew, many people are at work today to ensure our hospital can provide the highest quality care. Watch this short video about why they do it.
In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have revised our visitation policy:
No visitors are permitted in the hospital, with the following exceptions:
- One parent/guardian for patient under the age of 18
- Maternity patients admitted to OB may have one companion
- Emergency Department companion (if needed)
- End of life situations
See complete details here.
A message from our CEO
"Hospitals manage emergencies every day. It is what we are trained to do, and we do it exceptionally well here. But this emergency is unique, and will be longer lasting than anything we’ve experienced before—it will require extraordinary effort from all of us."
Community gifts of kindness
Bank of the West, Tesla, Target, celebrities, local school teachers, donut shops and others deliver “stunning, unexpected” gifts to Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital to help fight COVID-19.
Feeding the front line
Restaurants that shuttered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are back in business, thanks to an inspirational effort to “feed the front lines” – the doctors, nurses and other essential staff at MLKCH.
Should I be wearing acrylic nails? Can I get coronavirus again if I’ve had it once already? These and other questions are answered in this March 14 interview on KJLH radio with one of our MLKCH infectious disease doctors, Dr. Maita Kuvhenguhwa.
Click here for the first video with Dr. Kuvhenguhwa on YouTube
Click here for the second video with Dr. Kuvhenguhwa on YouTube
COVID-19: Our best defense is caring and community
Don’t panic. Don’t hoard. Share what you can. Dr. Elaine Batchlor, MLKCH CEO, writes about the three main things we can do to slow the spread of the virus and how we will get through this better, together.
Our health system makes fighting coronavirus even harder
If coronavirus is teaching us anything, it’s that our nation needs a better system of healthcare. Read MLKCH CEO Dr. Elaine Batchlor’s column in The Sentinel newspaper.