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Hospital information

MLKCH Visitor Policy Update:
 Revised 1/2/24

Facemasks are required: Los Angeles County has mandated facemasks in all Healthcare facilities by all staff and patients.

  1. Masking is required for all healthcare staff, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status
  2. Masking is required for all visitors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status


Who can use this hospital? You can!

It doesn’t matter if you have health insurance, what language you speak, where you are from, or if you can pay for our services. Our primary goal is to make every resident of South Los Angeles as healthy as they can be.

We're committed to creating an excellent patient care experience for you and your family. We’re proud to provide our community with highly skilled healthcare in a beautiful new hospital. When you need us, we’ve got you covered.

Our patient-first philosophy

In our hospital, we take a patient-focused approach to healthcare, which means that our patients—you—are at the center of every decision we make. When you become our patient, you and your family become the most important members of the healthcare team. We expect—and encourage you—to be actively involved in making decisions about your own care.

Understand your patient rights & responsibilities


As an important part of ensuring you have the right care, we may need to transfer you to another hospital.

We take care to arrange transfers in the safest, fastest way possible.

Read more about transfers in the FAQ above.

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Patient forms & notices

Find important information related to your privacy, our non-discrimination policy, and giving other people permission to see your health records.

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) notice of privacy practices

Patient rights & responsibilities

Non-discrimination policy

Notice of charity care & fair pricing

Medical records release form

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Our mission

To provide compassionate, collaborative, quality care and improve the health of our community


Our vision

To be a leading model of innovative, collaborative community healthcare


Our values

Caring, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence