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Kaiser Permanente expands into Watts


New counseling, learning center

As part of its commitment to improve access to quality care, early childhood education, social health and the conditions for health and equity, Kaiser Permanente has opened a Watts Medical Office Building and the Watts Counseling and Learning Center at 1465 E. 103rd St. Both facilities are envisioned to improve the overall health of the greater Watts area.

The facilities will serve Kaiser Permanente members in Watts and nearby areas. That can mean more accessible medical care, mental health services, educational therapy and community outreach services. 

Both offices began accepting patients on Feb. 6 and are part of ongoing efforts to address long standing under-investment in South Los Angeles. This area is comprised of majority Black and Latino residents who disproportionately carry a burden of disease and social inequalities. The Kaiser Permanente Watts Medical Offices and Counseling and Learning Center will share a 61,855-square-foot building.

Prior to the opening of these two buildings, Kaiser Permanente members had to travel outside of South Los Angeles to access most healthcare services. Kaiser Permanente chose Watts to improve its members’ access to quality health care, early childhood education, social health, and the conditions for health and equity in one of the most under-resourced communities in Southern California.