The basic mission of Lawndale Christian Health Center is to provide primary health care services for the health center’s neighboring communities. Each year our staff of over 400 achieve that mission by providing over 192,000 visits of care. However, over time we have learned that our mission means different things to different people.
For the nearly 50% of our patients who have no insurance, LCHC is the place where health care services are still financially accessible. For community residents who are seeking jobs, LCHC is a place to secure employment. For students, LCHC is a place to receive training. For our peers, LCHC is a place to find ideas about providing health care for an underserved community. And for each of our patients and friends, we hope that LCHC is a place where they experience our faith mission of “showing and sharing the love of Jesus Christ.”
Lawndale Christian Health center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), and is recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Bureau of Primary Health Care.