For more than 100 years, QueensCare has provided preventive and direct care to Los Angeles area communities in need. Beyond that, we also give charitable grants and scholarships to hospitals, healthcare agencies, and individuals making a difference in healthcare.
QueensCare’s successful Mobile Dental Program (MDP) continues to provide much-needed services to children in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The MDP operates through a partnership with the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, using fully-equipped mobile dental trailers, including a new state-of-the-art trailer with six chairs and more than 960 square feet. The trailers visit qualifying LAUSD elementary schools in the QueensCare primary and secondary service areas on a rotating basis. Throughout the year, the program provides a full range of free dental care services, including exams, fillings, teeth cleaning, and sealants. Click below to get more information on the QueensCare Mobile Dental Program and how your child can participate in this program.
- Vanessa Villa, Dental Assistant
Vision problems in children occur most often during the middle school years. For this reason, QueensCare has worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) since 1999 to provide an on-site school free eye care to select middle schools, where 75% or more of the students qualify for the federal free- or reduced-lunch program. This year alone, the Mobile Vision Program visited 29 middle schools and two Catholic schools, where free eye care screenings by the school nurse and a free eye care exam by a QueensCare optometrist, resulted in more than 2,100 prescriptions for glasses, all provided free to the students. Click below to get more information on The QueensCare Mobile Vision Program and how your child can participate in this program.
- Donna Anderson, Mobile Programs Manager
QueensCare Health and Faith Partnership (QHFP) has been developing healthcare outreach programs since 1992 with various faith communities (churches, schools and social service agencies). These partnerships with trusted faith-based institutions give the low-income families, individuals and the uninsured a point of access to healthcare that is both safe and personal. QHFP Parish Nurses are available weekly on a walk-in basis and provide free immunizations and screenings, as well as health education and counseling at each partner site. When a parish nurse identifies someone who needs further medical help, they are referred to QueensCare Health Centers, a partner nonprofit of QueensCare, or other healthcare resources in the community.
QueensCare’s Mental Health Program has subcontracted with Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for the past ten years to provide services focused on anxiety, trauma, depression, and disruptive behavior for children up to age 18. The program has helped hundreds of low-income and uninsured children and families during this time. At the Hollywood location on Fountain Avenue, Cristina Sandoval, Mental Health Program Manager and her clinicians serve low-income and uninsured families within a ten-mile radius of the office, providing both individual and family therapy in a kid-friendly office where their young patients can feel safe, secure, and welcome. Click below to get more information on QueensCare Mental Health Program and how your child can participate in this program.
QueensCare’s Pastoral Care Division recognizes the impact of spirituality in healing and provides spiritual support and counseling to patients of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. Ministers of many faith traditions work directly with doctors and nurses to provide an essential element; spiritual support, in whole-person care. In addition to the pastoral care provided in the hospital, the chaplains also advise the hospital’s ethics committee and provide assistance to patients wishing to complete advanced directives for medical care.
QueensCare grants funds each year to other non-profit healthcare agencies, which serve low-income families, individuals and uninsured residents of LA County. These grants are targeted to meet the purposes of each of QueensCare’s thirteen healthcare-related funds established in its governing charter.
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.