The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services is an integrated system of health centers, community clinics and hospitals that offer you and your loved ones the care you need to stay well. This includes primary care, like check-ups and immunizations, as well as the specialty care you need to treat a serious illness or a chronic disease. Specialty services can be provided in a clinic or hospital setting. Our goal is to be your medical home, a place where you have a team of health professionals who help guide you to the right care at the right place at the right time.
What services can I get at DHS?
DHS offers primary care services, such as basic or general health care traditionally provided by doctors trained in family practice, pediatric, internal medicine and gynecology. DHS also provides specialty care services, which is specialized health care provided by physicians whose training is focused primarily in a specific field, such as neurology, cardiology, rheumatology, dermatology, oncology, orthopedics, ophthalmology and other specialized fields.
DHS offers a different array of services in its different facilities. Some sites offer just primary care, and others offer a mix of primary and specialty care. The best place to start is to visit a DHS clinic near you and select it as your medical home if it meets your needs. When you choose a medical home, you will always go to that clinic and see the same team of health professionals when you need care. They will have your medical records and help you get the care you need. Whether you go to the hospital or to the specialist, all of your care is coordinated through your medical home.
Services at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center offers primary and specialty services in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Listed below are major clinical departments in the facility. If you want to learn more about the range of services and programs provided within these departments, call the main number listed above to talk to a hospital representative who can help guide you to the right services. If you are a current clinic patient, click the link above for an updated clinic listing and information.
- Adult Medical Screening Examination
- Medicine Urgent Care Clinic
- Gynecology Urgent Care Clinic or Labor and Delivery
- Respiratory therapy
- Pulmonary function and arterial blood gas laboratories
- Sleep lab
- Patient education
- Heart station
- Electrocardiograms (ECGs)
- Holter monitoring
- Cardiac catheterization
- Interventional laboratories
- Evoked potentials
- Nerve conduction studies
- Optical coherence tomography
- Electromyography/nerve conduction testing
- Brain hemorrhage
- Multiple sclerosis
- Movement disorders
- Neuromuscular disease
- General Surgery (i.e., Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery, Breast Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery (including Endovascular Surgery) Pediatric Surgery)
- Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Head and Neck Surgery (including Audiology and Speech Pathology)
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- General Dentistry
Ancillary & Support Services
- Child Abuse Crisis Center
- Child Life Program
- Respiratory Care
- Rehabilitation Services
- Speech Pathology
Other Specialized Services:
Child Abuse Crisis Center
The Child Crisis Center is a multidisciplinary child abuse forensic evaluation program established by the LA County Board of Supervisors in 1986, with on-site staff from the County departments of Health Services, Mental Health, and Children and Family Services. The Center includes an initial assessment clinic (the KIDS clinic) that provides physical and mental health assessment, and follow-up services, for children entering the foster care system or court-supervised children.
Child Life Program
Child Life Services, within the Department of Pediatrics, provides care for pediatric patients and families admitted to the Harbor-UCLA’s pediatric inpatient unit, pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric outpatient clinics and the Pediatric Emergency Department. Child Life Specialists provide age-appropriate, psychosocial care to pediatric and adolescent patients and their families to decrease distress and increase effective coping with health care experiences.