Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center
The Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center was built in December 1979 to provide community-based primary and specialty care in East Los Angeles. It was named after Edward R. Roybal, a long-time public servant who represented the 9th district on the Los Angeles City Council and also served in the United States House of Representatives.
The Health Center stands out in the neighborhood for its bright stripes of multiple-colored tiles lining the sides of the building, giving it its Spanish nickname, “La Clínica de Colores.”
Roybal specialty clinics provide clinical training for medical students, residents, and fellows, in addition to serving as the venue for the direct-patient care service provided by attending physicians from LAC+USC Medical Center and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Michael Roybal, M.D.
Michael Roybal, M.D. is the Administrator of the Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center. Dr. Roybal has focused his efforts in health care delivery as it pertains to patients with chronic illness. As the Co-Chair’s the Los Angeles County Department of Health Service’s Disease Management Oversight Team, he has been actively involved in the planning, implementation, and support of the chronic disease management program for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and is committed to maintaining and growing this delivery model as a key component of a model for the delivery of care to the patients with chronic illness.
Debra Duran serves as the Nursing Director for El Monte and Roybal Comprehensive Health Centers and La Puente Health Center 2012. She began her County career in 1992 at Edward R. Roybal CHC as a Public Health Nurse. She holds the Nursing Director position at El Monte CHC and Roybal CHC. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Southern California. She has a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix.