The Wellness Center at Historic General Hospital

The latest addition to NLSLA Medical Legal Community Partnerships is a groundbreaking collaborative housed at the historic General Hospital—a previously deserted Los Angeles landmark now home to one of the most innovative preventive health centers in the nation.

The Wellness Center, which opened its doors in 2014, is a “one-stop” venue for participants seeking to empower themselves towards better health through education, access to health and advocacy services, and the adoption of positive lifestyle changes. NLSLA was selected to be one of the founding Wellness Center organizations and is the only legal services agency participating in this multifaceted community development project.

At the Wellness Center, NLSLA works with on-site health and wellness partner agencies—as well as doctors, nurses and social workers at the adjacent LAC+USC Medical campus—to eliminate barriers to care and benefits and address those issues that impact individual, family and community health.