Saban Community Clinic
Saban Community Clinic, in collaboration with strategic partners, serves as a medical home for the underserved and those who are most vulnerable by providing comprehensive, dependable and affordable quality health care in a caring environment.
Saban Community Clinic’s legacy is rooted in a fundamental belief – health care is a right, not a privilege. The Clinic remains committed to keeping its doors open to everyone who needs medical, dental or behavioral health care, regardless of ability to pay.
In 1967 the Clinic (originally named The Los Angeles Free Clinic) opened its doors to provide medical, behavioral health and social services to low-income and uninsured individuals at no cost. The staff was made up entirely of volunteers and operated solely on donations. In 2008 The Los Angeles Free Clinic was renamed The Saban Free Clinic in honor of a $10 million endowment from philanthropists Cheryl and Haim Saban. Reflecting its new designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center in a new era in health care with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Clinic was renamed to Saban Community Clinic in 2013.
The Clinic is a proud community clinic training site, partnering with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente on residency training programs, and with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA on the Jim Slotnick Fellowship in Medicine, a paid fellowship at Saban Community Clinic for first-year UCLA medical students.
Today, Saban Community Clinic operates three health centers in Los Angeles County, providing more than 100,000 patient visits to more than 20,000 men, women and children each year.
The Saban Community Clinic is a well-managed agency with 85 cents of every dollar going to direct services and has earned three consecutive 4-star evaluations from Charity Navigator -- a designation only 12 percent of all the non-profits they evaluate have earned.