How to Get Here

When you need us

Here's how to find us

Our hospital is easily accessible by public transportation and car. The Hope Emergency Center entrance is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Address

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
1680 E 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059

Campus Map

How to Get Here

There are a lot of buildings on the MLK Medical Campus! Use the PDF map to help identify the hospital, its entrances, and where to park.

You can download and print this map or view it on your mobile device. 

View of the emergency room entrance from the driveway
Our emergency room is called the Hope Emergency Center

Emergency Room Entrance

Our emergency room entrance is off 120th Street, between Wilmington Avenue and Healthy Way. 

From the east (Wilmington Avenue):

  • Take the first left after passing the ivy-covered parking garage
  • Look for the red “Emergency” sign
  • Turn right at the end of the drive, and then left to arrive at the Hope Emergency Center

From the west:

  • After you cross Healthy Way, turn right into the drive by the red Emergency sign
  • Turn right at the end of the drive
  • Then turn left to arrive at the Hope Emergency Center
Entrance to the hospital behind the puzzle sculpture and circle drive
The hospital's main entrance is behind the sculpture at the circle

Main Lobby Entrance

Our main entrance is on the NORTH side of our building, slightly hidden behind the sculpture that's in the circle at the end of Healthy Way.

For non-emergency visits to MLKCH, we encourage you to use our Main Lobby entrance.

A view of Healthy Way, the road leading to the hospital's main entrance
Patients and visitors can use parking Lot D

Parking

Patients and visitors may park in Lot D, in front of the hospital.

If you’re bringing someone in for an emergency, please use the parking lot after you drop them off at our Hope Emergency Center.

Red emergency sign in front of the Augustus F. Hawkins Mental Health Building
Our emergency room entrance is different from the main entrance

Metro Directions

Metro maps & timetables

Take the Metro Blue Line or Green Line to MLKCH. Stop at Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station. Exit the station through the elevator.

Walking Directions from Metro

  • Walk south on Wilmington Avenue
  • At the KFC, turn RIGHT onto E 120th Street
  • Take your second LEFT onto Healthy Way
  • Walk past the Augustus Hawkins Mental Health building to the sculpture in the circle
  • Our main entrance is behind the sculpture
Pink shuttle bus
The Link goes from the Metro Green and Blue Lines to the MLK Medical Campus

The Link - Shuttle Service from Metro

The Link route information

The Link Shuttle runs between the Wilmington Metro Rail Station and the MLK Medical Campus about every 15 minutes. Wherever you see this bus, you can get on to ride to the hospital. There is no cost to ride the Link.

The Link Hours

  • 6:30 am – 7:30 pm, Monday – Friday

  • 9 am – 6 pm, Saturdays

No Service on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Driving & Parking Directions

From Downtown Los Angeles

  1. Take Harbor 110 Freeway South to I-105 East
  2. Take the I-105 East
  3. Take exit #10/Wilmington Avenue
  4. Turn RIGHT onto Wilmington Avenue
  5. Make a RIGHT at E 120th Street
  6. Continue west on E 120th Street, pass first street light and turn left onto "Healthy Way"
  7. Park in the "Patient and Visitor Parking" lot opposite the hospital and the outpatient center
  8. Proceed to hospital lobby and check in with security

From West Los Angeles

  1. Take San Diego Freeway I-405 South to I-105 Century East
  2. Take Century Freeway I-105 E toward Norwalk
  3. Take exit #10/Wilmington Avenue
  4. Turn RIGHT onto Wilmington Avenue
  5. Make a U-turn at E 122nd St onto S Wilmington Avenue
  6. Take exit #10/Wilmington Avenue
  7. Turn right onto Wilmington Avenue
  8. Make a RIGHT at E 120th Street
  9. Continue west on E 120th Street, pass first street light and turn left onto "Healthy Way"
  10. Park in the "Patient and Visitor Parking" lot opposite the hospital and the outpatient center
  11. Proceed to hospital lobby and check in with security

From Long Beach

  1. Take I-710 Long Beach Freeway North to I-105 Century Freeway West
  2. Take I-105 West
  3. Take exit #10/Wilmington Avenue
  4. Turn left onto E Imperial Highway
  5. Take ramp toward Wilmington Avenue South
  6. Turn right onto Wilmington Avenue
  7. Make a right at E 120th Street
  8. Continue west on E 120th Street, pass first street light and turn left onto "Healthy Way"
  9. Park in the "Patient and Visitor Parking" lot opposite the hospital and the outpatient center
  10. Proceed to hospital lobby and check in with security

From South Orange County

  1. Take CA-91 Artesia Freeway West to I-605 San Gabriel River Freeway North
  2. Take I-605 North to I-105 Century Freeway West
  3. Take I-105 West
  4. Take exit #10/Wilmington Avenue
  5. Turn left onto E Imperial Highway
  6. Take ramp toward Wilmington Avenue South
  7. Turn right onto Wilmington Avenue
  8. Continue west on E 120th Street, pass first street light and turn left onto "Healthy Way"
  9. Park in the "Patient and Visitor Parking" lot opposite the hospital and the outpatient center
  10. Proceed to hospital lobby and check in with security

From North Orange County

  1. Take San Diego Freeway I-5 North to I-1605 San Gabriel River Freeway North
  2. Take I-605 North to I-105 Century Freeway West
  3. Take I-105 West
  4. Take exit #10/Wilmington Avenue
  5. Turn left onto E Imperial Highway
  6. Take ramp toward Wilmington Avenue South
  7. Turn right onto Wilmington Avenue
  8. Continue west on E 120th Street, pass first street light and turn left onto "Healthy Way"
  9. Park in the "Patient and Visitor Parking" lot opposite the hospital and the outpatient center
  10. Proceed to hospital lobby and check in with security