LA County opens new mental health clinic in Koreatown, focused on the most vulnerable

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The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health opened a new mental health clinic in Koreatown on Wednesday, which officials say should be able to serve up to 1,000 clients at a time.

Why it matters: There aren’t many options for community mental health care in LA The new Mental Health Center is the first clinic directly run by the LA County Department of Mental Health in Koreatown .

Who will it serve? “We try to target people who have moderate to severe disabilities due to their mental health and often it’s our homeless community. These are people who often go untreated,” said Tosha Sweet, county mental health clinical program manager.

Other Services: The clinic will generally serve clients who may be on Medi-Cal. It will also employ six clinicians who are licensed marriage and family therapists or psychiatric social workers.

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