We promote a comprehensive continuum of care, assisting individuals and their families from birth through the senior years, regardless of ability to pay. This has led to an integrated system of care that emphasizes early education and prevention, and an individual's total health. We believe this is the best way to help alleviate unnecessary trips to already overextended emergency rooms, thus also reducing the total cost of providing care to the uninsured. As a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, this is one of the most important contributions we make to our health care system.
This is also why our approach will always be "patient-focused," with the patient and their families remaining at the center of our care team that consists of motivated and dedicated professionals whose sole mission is to help those in need. Each member of our staff is committed to a personalized professional approach to health. Our success is built on continuing the honest and cooperative relationships we've developed with patients, families, employers and other health partners. As part of the community that we serve, we understand the inner strength that comes from health.
We believe that good health is good business, and that both lead to an improved quality of life.
By promoting health as well as economic and community development, AltaMed has become one of the largest employers in Los Angeles with over 900 employees. The majority of our staff is bilingual, speaking Spanish/English, Cantonese/English or Mandarin/English.
Facts about AltaMed:
A private, non-profit organization
Federally Qualified Health Center designation
Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
17 service locations – less