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LA County opens Koreatown mental health clinic

Koreatown’s new mental health clinic opened its doors on Dec. 7 through the efforts of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. 

The clinic is the first in L.A.’s Koreatown directed by the department. Its managers stated that its service capacity is around 1,000 clients at a time, according to LAist

“We’re trying to target people who have moderate to severe impairments as a result of their mental health and a lot of times that’s our unhoused community,” county mental health clinical program manager Tosha Sweet told LAist. “Those are people that don’t often come into care.” 

The clinic aims to serve clients who may be on Medi-Cal through six staff clinicians, ranging from marriage and family therapists to psychiatric social workers.

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