JWCH Institute Inc. is a private non-profit health agency that was established as the Attending Staff Association of the John Wesley County Hospital in 1960 by concerned L.A. County physicians. These staff physicians sought to establish an agency that could obtain additional funds to support and augment patient care, education, and research at the John Wesley facility. When the hospital was demolished in 1979, the agency continued its efforts to assist LA County patients, but the name was no longer relevant and was subsequently changed to JWCH Institute Inc.
The agency's current mission is to improve the health and wellness of underserved segments of the population of Los Angeles County through the direct provision or coordination of health care, health education services and research. The mission is being accomplished through a variety of programs and activities, such as medical outreach and referrals for medical care, HIV services and drug treatment; health education; psychosocial assessment and intervention; primary medical care; family planning services; and research.
Wesley Health Centers (Lynwood) provides comprehensive health services to men, women, and families. We are located across the street from St. Francis Medical Center in the heart of Lynwood.
Services offered at Wesley Health Centers (Lynwood) include:
Lynwood is located near South Gate and Compton in the southern portion of the Los Angeles Basin. Incorporated in 1921, the city is named for Mrs. Lynn Wood Sessions, wife of a local dairyman, Charles Sessions. The local railroad siding and later Pacific Electric Railway station were named after the dairy.
In Lynwood, we strive to create and maintain a clean, safe, attractive, well-informed, self-reliant and pride filled community that provides access to outstanding social, cultural, recreational, educational and economic opportunities for residents and businesses. The University of Southern California is located only four miles from Lynwood. Other nearby attractions include the Carson Center (7 miles away), the Los Angeles Convention Center (8 miles away) and the Staples Center (9 miles away) which is a multipurpose sports arena serving as the home of five Los Angeles area professional basketball, hockey, and arena football teams. Lynwood's proximity to Los Angeles also provides quick access to many of the city's other attractions.
The Recreation and Community Services Department manages nine park facilities on 45-acres and a wide variety of recreational programs. These programs include soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, cultural events, outdoor movies, senior trips, tiny tot classes, day camp, specialty classes and special events throughout the year. Our recreational facilities include an indoor Olympic-size pool, Bateman Hall rental facility, sports complex fully equipped with an indoor gymnasium, outdoor tennis court, indoor racquetball court, outdoor skate park and basketball court, two playground areas, five pocket parks, three community centers, with another ready to open soon.
Los Angeles County residents and visitors have access to a vast array of cultural and recreational opportunities. In addition to all the attractions offered by the private sector, the County has a number of world-class facilities including the Music Center, Hollywood Bowl, Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum, the Ford Theatre, and Marina del Rey. The County manages 87 regional and local parks, 344 miles of horse and hiking trails, 19 golf courses, 31 public swimming pools, and 25 miles of beaches.
The County operates and manages 20 beaches stretching along 25 miles of the County's pristine 75-mile mainland coast. It also owns and manages Marina del Rey, the world's largest and most modern small craft harbor, homeport to more than 5,000 pleasure boats. The County also manages Dockweiler RV Park, the only beach recreational vehicle campground in the County. Beautiful Santa Catalina Island, 22 miles off the coast, is only one hour away by boat or 15 minutes by air. Besides the normal beach activities, there are glass-bottom boats and undersea tours on a semi-submarine.
Los Angeles County is home to many world-class venues where people can enjoy the arts and culture of this region. The spectacular Walt Disney Concert Hall, one of four theatres that make up The Music Center along with the Ahmanson Theatre, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the Mark Taper Forum, are home to resident companies including the LA Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Center Theatre Group and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The John Anson Ford Theatres, nestled in the Hollywood Hills near the entrance of the Hollywood Bowl, are also owned and operated by the County.