Welcome to the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services website. Our mission is to improve health through leadership, service, and education. At this website you will access a wealth of health information including the availability of services and state-of-the-art strategies for improving the health of all Angelenos.
The Department of Health Services (DHS) provides acute and rehabilitative patient care, trains physicians and other health care clinicians, and conducts patient care-related research. DHS operates four hospitals, including some of the nation's premiere academic medical centers through their affiliations with the University of Southern California School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition, DHS operate six comprehensive health centers and multiple health centers throughout the Los Angeles County, many in partnership with private, community-based providers.