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About Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) opened its doors to South Los Angeles in 2015. Located in the Second District of the County of Los Angeles, the hospital is a priority project for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

The hospital serves about 1.35 million residents from all over South Los Angeles including Compton, Inglewood, Watts, Willowbrook and Lynwood. The hospital has directly created 1100 jobs since its opening.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital is one of the most modern hospitals in southern California with the highest quality doctors and nurses on staff, the most advanced and innovative healthcare technology, and the best medical equipment available today. This state-of-the-art hospital serves the community by providing inpatient primary care, basic emergency services, and health education and outreach services.

Total Well Being

Our goal is to provide patient-centered care to improve the health of the community. We collaborate with other healthcare facilities and providers in and around the community to make available the services that are not offered in the hospital. All care is organized through the use of safe and secure electronic health records (EHR) so that every healthcare facility has immediate access to a patient’s complete medical history.

Community Healthcare Services in the Hospital

The new hospital has 131 beds providing general acute care. It features a 21-bed emergency department, a critical care unit, and labor and delivery services. It includes radiology and imaging as well as additional hospital-based services that are most-needed in the community. For a complete list of medical services provided, click here.

Outpatient Services

The new hospital is on the campus of the former Martin Luther King, Jr. Harbor Hospital alongside several other high-quality facilities serving the healthcare needs of the community. This includes the MLK Center for Public Health, which focuses on preventative care, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center, both operated by the County of Los Angeles. The Outpatient Center provides outpatient services including general medicine, cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, geriatrics, HIV and AIDS, neurology, orthopedics and physical therapy, and mental health services through the Augustus Hawkins Mental Health Center.