The New Skid Row Squad

It’s the type of story you’re likely to see in an old after school special—or hear about in an Albert Hammond song. Brittany* came to Los Angeles from her home in Boston hoping to make it in Hollywood. She had a job at the Nickelodeon network for a...

How L.A. is Housing Thousands of Homeless Long Before Proposition HHH Units Get Built

New homeless housing to be built using the $1.2-billion bond Los Angeles city voters approved in November may be three to five years in the future. In the meantime, a program created by Mitchell H. Katz, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health...

eConsult: An Innovative Telehealth Program

eConsult is an innovative telehealth program that uses a web-based secure messaging platform to facilitate communication between providers and improve access to specialty care expertise.  Providers can submit a consult via the platform to a specialist who will review...

LACDMH Pharmacy Network to Increase 100% – But Principles of Good Care Stay the Same

LACDMH took a big step to further upgrade pharmacy services, increasing the number of pharmacies in our network from 81 to 1,700. More pharmacies mean easier access to prescription medication for the tens of thousands of LACDMH clients that use county-funded services....

Board of Supervisors Approves Measure Expanding Mental Evaluation Teams

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure to expand the Mental Evaluation Team (MET) partnership between the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department...

Director’s Message

The creation of the Los Angeles County Health Agency by the Board of Supervisors brings together our three Los Angeles County health departments — the Departments of Health Services, Mental Health and Public Health.

The promise of the Health Agency is that by being “together,” we can work together to streamline access and enhance customer experience for those who need services from more than one department or specialty area.

This website showcases the 8 focus areas of the Health Agency and provides a service locator to help site users quickly find the right clinical service, whether a County-operated clinic or County-affiliated mental health or substance use service center.

Through coordinated efforts to address the County’s most pressing health issues, the Health Agency is reaching into our diverse communities to deliver more patient-centered, responsive and effective services to residents.

-Fred Leaf

By the Numbers

The Health Agency is committed to meeting the County’s pressing health challenges.  Take a look at our progress metrics:

  • County Residents Seen by Health Agency Providers 8% 8%
  • Diversion/Re-Entry Goal: 5,000 Individuals Diverted by 2019 14% 14%
  • Reduce Overcrowding in Psych EDs: Goal 5% 10% 10%
  • County Residents Served by Public Health 100% 100%


Homeless Population Permanently Housed: Goal 10,000

Health Agency employees conduct outreach to communities impacted by toxic chemicals released by Exide battery plant.
Skid Row Sobering Center offers safe place for chronic alcoholics to be taken in lieu of County jail.
MLK Outpatient Center Recuperative Care Center offers recovery beds for homeless persons discharged from the hospital.