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WATTS HEALTHCARE PARTNERS WITH THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO PROVIDE COVID-19 TESTING SERVICES

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Watts Healthcare Corporation (WHCC) and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) are collaborating to offer coronavirus testing to the general public experiencing symptoms of infection, and those who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus.

As a primary care and public health organization, Watts Healthcare recognizes the importance of early testing in helping to identify new cases, and immediately treating and isolating to mitigate the spread. Testing is also important in the bigger public health picture in order to support prevention efforts, and understand the prevalence, spread and contagiousness of COVID-19 within the community.

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Drive-through testing is now open to the general public by appointment only, and is available at:

Watts Health Center

10300 Compton Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90002

Please call 323-568-3000 to schedule an appointment between the hours of 10:00am and 12:00pm & 2:30pm and 4:30pm, daily. Our medical staff will need to perform a health assessment prior to doing the test.

Testing is available:

Monday-Friday, 9a.m. to 12:00pm, or until daily testing supplies run out.

Monday-Friday, 1:30pm to 4:00pm, or until daily testing supplies run out.

Don’t Let the Flu Get You Down!

The flu is a serious disease that causes millions of illnesses and thousands of deaths each year. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 79,000 Americans died of the flu in the 2017 – 2018 season. That is about the population of Turks & Caicos and Monaco combined. The flu vaccine can help protect people, and can help protect you.

Watts Healthcare continues to require annual flu shots for team members, and encourages all patients to receive flu shots as well. Flu season typically begins in October and lasts through May, so it is never too early, or too late to reduce the risk of getting sick.

 

2019-2020 Flu Clinic Information

Watts Healthcare offers flu shots at all our clinic locations throughout South Los Angeles County. Flu clinics are open through the season, during regular health center hours.

 

Vaccine Cost

The cost of the flu shot is based on the vaccine type. Your insurance will be billed for your office visit, and all insurance plans cover the flu vaccine up to a 100 percent. Co-pays may apply based on your coverage.

 

Who is eligible to receive the vaccine?

Individuals 6 months & older

 

Is the flu vaccine safe?

Yes, the flu vaccine is safe. The CDC and FDA routinely monitor the safety of all vaccines, and have been shown to have a very strong safety record.

 

Why should I get the flu shot if I never get sick?

When a sick person is surrounded by other people who have received the flu vaccine, it decreases the likelihood that the infection will spread. Those who are vaccinated become a form of protection for those who have not been, or cannot be vaccinated, especially those individuals with compromised immune systems or babies less than 6 months of age.

 

The more people who are vaccinated, the better for your community and the general public.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about flu vaccinations, please talk with your health care provider.

Join us for our Annual Back to School Health Fair Saturday, August 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be free school supplies, games, prizes, and health screenings for parents and children to enjoy. And not to mention, complimentary breakfast for the first hour. Spread the word and see you there!

 

Our annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration here at Watts Health Center is one of our most anticipated events of the year! It is the day we celebrate Mexican heritage with a live Mariachi band, free tacos, and various culture foods and vendors for all of our patients and the community to enjoy. If you missed this event, there will always be next years!

If you are 65 years an older and have Medicare insurance, there are new changes in your health insurance that you should know. Watts Healthcare hosts, Senior Appreciation Day to inform our patients about the upcoming changes to avoid confusion and more understanding. Stay tuned for our next event to learn about this year’s changes in Medicare insurance.

Watts Healthcare now provides COVID-19 drive-up testing by appointment only. You may schedule your appointment online here or call to schedule your appointment at 323-564-4331. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Watts Healthcare esta haciendo la prueba COVID-19 por auto-servicio con citas solamente. Puede programar su cita en línea aquí o llamar para programar su cita al 323-564-4331.

Lunes, Miércoles, y Viernes de 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

If you have Kaiser Health Plan, please contact Kaiser for testing options as Watts Healthcare is not authorized to test Kaiser patients.

Si tiene un Plan de salud de Kaiser, comuniquese con Kaiser para conocer las opciones de prueba, ya que Watts Healthcare no esta autorizado para evaluar a los pacientes de Kaiser.

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