As a faith-based organization, QueensCare provides, directly and in collaboration with others, accessible quality healthcare for low-income individuals and families residing in Los Angeles County.
QueensCare is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides affordable healthcare to low-income Los Angeles residents. Originally founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Sacred Heart, the mission of compassion and accessible healthcare continues today. QueensCare provides preventive and direct care to Los Angeles area communities in need. Beyond that, we also give charitable grants and scholarships to hospitals, health care agencies and individuals making a difference in low-income healthcare in the City of Angels.
June 12, 1998
QueensCare, an affordable healthcare provider focused on low income families and individuals as it is known today, is officially founded.
QueensCare establishes its Mobile Vision Program providing free eye care services and glasses to LAUSD children. Learn more about QueensCare Vision Services.
With a grant from the Everychild Foundation, QueensCare acquires a 48-foot mobile dental unit. The current Mobile Dental Program, in partnership with Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC provides free dental care to more than 2,000 children at 11 Los Angeles schools.
QueensCare Health Centers (QHC) becomes independent of QueensCare and is granted Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) look-alike status.
QueensCare Health Centers receives first grant from Health Resources and Services Administration and becomes FQHC. QueensCare and QHC form a partnership to provide healthcare for low-income families, individuals and the uninsured.
The Gene & Marilyn Nuziard Scholarship and Loan Repayment Fund is established to create scholarships and grants to help low-income students enter the healthcare field.
On its 10th anniversary, QueensCare is awarded an official commendation by the LA County Board of Supervisors for its charitable work.
breaks a record with its new Mobile Dental Unit. The new unit has more than 960 sq. ft. and is the largest in the world.
QueensCare Executive Team
QueensCare Board of Directors
QueensCare Charitable Board
“Our commitment to care has never been stronger than it is today”
-Bettie Woods, QueensCare Board Chair
How QueensCare Works
Our Health and Faith Partnership works with various faith communities in Los Angeles. These trusted institutions provide resources and point of access to low income families, individuals and uninsured seeking healthcare. Our Parish Nurses are available on a weekly basis and provide a wide array of health services – from free health screenings to health education to Zumba. Learn More About QueensCare Outreach Services.
We partner with QueensCare Health Centers (QHC), an independent network of nonprofit federally qualified health centers providing healthcare to all regardless of ability to pay. Beyond adult and pediatric primary medical care, QHC offers low cost vision, affordable dental care, pharmacy, obstetrics, and much more. To learn more about QueensCare Health Centers, please visit their website.
We offer direct patient care through our mobile dental clinic and mobile eye care programs at many LAUSD schools. Established in 1999, the Mobile Vision Program provides free eye exams and glasses to LAUSD middle school children. Due to overwhelming need and support from the community in 2001, we launched our Mobile Dental Clinic Program. Today the Mobile Dental Program served more than 2,000 children and the Mobile Vision Program visits 31 schools and gives more than 1,700 glasses at no charge to children. Learn More About QueensCare Mobile Services
We contract with several nonprofit hospitals in Los Angeles to pay for the hospitalization and help with medical bills of uninsured and low income patients who qualify for our program. Patients can be qualified for care by hospital or referred by the Chief Medical Officer of QueensCare Health Centers.
At QueensCare, we recognize the impact of spirituality in healing. That is why we help provide ministers of many faith backgrounds to work with nurses and doctors to provide whole-person healthcare. In addition to Pastoral Care, our chaplains works with patients wishing to complete advanced directives for medical care. Learn More About Queenscare Pastoral Care Services
QueensCare works with many notable outside organizations, agencies, and programs to achieve its mission of providing affordable healthcare for low income families, individuals and the uninsured in the Los Angeles area. Our Charitable Division supports these efforts by providing grants and scholarship for hospitals & health organizations. By partnering with many health-related organizations, we are able to extend our impact beyond us. For more information on applying for Grants and Scholarship, click here.
Who QueensCare Serves
Since 1998, we serve low income families and individuals living in Los Angeles County who have no health insurance, do not qualify for governmental health programs, and are below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Our Primary Service Area covers 10 zip codes in Los Angeles – 90004, 90005, 90006, 90020, 90026, 90027, 90028, 90029, 90038, and 90057. Our Secondary Service area covers a ten-mile radius from Fountain and Vermont Avenue and includes the following areas of Los Angeles: Hollywood, Compton, Mid-Wilshire, South and East Los Angeles. All funding opportunities are limited to Los Angeles County.