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Medical-Legal Partnerships

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles aims to change the delivery of health care by providing free legal services to vulnerable patients through our Medical-Legal Partnerships.

Social conditions can have a greater impact on a person’s health than access to care. But civil legal issues can also impact a person’s health and well-being, and are often overlooked. These can include poor housing conditions, loss of public benefits, problems at work, or domestic violence.

Through our Medical-Legal Partnerships, a medical team can refer patients to LAFLA attorneys. Our legal team provides patients with consultations and direct representation. They also educate community members and providers. This comprehensive approach leads to better health outcomes for patients and underserved populations.

  • Black Health Initiative (Inglewood): LAFLA, in collaboration with UCLA School of Law CRHLP, is co-located at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’ Inglewood Health Center, which serves the communities of South Los Angeles. Starting June 12, 2023, LAFLA and CRHLP staff are available to provide patients with legal help alternating Mondays from 8:30 am – 1pm.
  • Coastal Health Centers (Long Beach, Bellflower, Torrance, Wilmington): We are onsite at Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center on Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–4:30 p.m. We are also available by phone: Call 562-753-2291.
  • Community Medical Wellness Centers (Long Beach): We are co-located at the Long Beach Community Medical Wellness Centers Annex Building, which serves the Gateway Cities region. A LAFLA staff attorney is available to provide patients with legal help through culturally competent and language accessible services every Thursday from 8:30 a.m.- 1:00p.m. and 2:00p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center (Willowbrook): We are onsite Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–4:30 p.m. We are also available by phone: Call 213-640-3811.
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Downey): LAFLA is co-located at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, which serves Los Angeles County patients with recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration. A LAFLA staff attorney is available to provide patients with legal advice every Monday from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m., located in the Outpatient Building, Room 3143 (3rd floor). We are also available by phone: Call (323) 801-7954.
  • TCC Family Clinic: LAFLA has partnered with TCC Family Clinic (formerly The Children’s Clinic) since 2011 to provide quality care for underserved children in Greater Long Beach. We are doing phone intakes only. Call 562-264-4601.