Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas congratulates and officiates T.H.E. Clinic with Dorsey High principal, Dr. Reginald Anthony Sample,T.H.E. CEO Risë K. Phillips and T.H.E. board members.
The mobile clinic will offer primary care services on the Dorsey High School campus.
By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer
On Wednesday, October 26, the community and Dorsey High School received their very own mobile clinic. To Help Everyone Clinic, Inc. (T.H.E. Clinic) is collaboration between the Los Angeles Unified School District, along with others, to help bring healthcare services to a community that needs it.
The 37-foot mobile medical unit has two treatment units inside and is equipped to deliver primary care services to the community. Among those services are immunizations; health insurance assessment and enrollment; glucose screening; pregnancy tests and counseling; STI/STD tests; health education counseling; and TB testing. The mobile clinic will also offer injury or illness treatment, comprehensive physicals, sports physicals, management of chronic conditions, lab tests, prescriptions and referrals.
The Dorsey opening comes after the recent opening of T.H.E. in the Lennox school district. T.H.E. CEO, Risë K. Phillips, has implemented this project with the hopes of bringing healthcare to underserved communities.
“This has been the culmination of about a year’s work,” said Phillips. “I’ve only been the CEO for about two years and this was one of my very first projects.
“Actually seeing it come to life is a wonderful experience for me. What [T.H.E.] is going to do to help the community… will be tremendous.”
“I’m just very fortunate to see so many people coming together to really provide healthcare services for our community,” said Dorsey principal, Dr. Reginald Sample.
“We know that there is a disparity in healthcare especially with our kids of color. So to have something like this is very monumental.”
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony and presented certificates in honor of the occasion. Ridley-Thomas is happy to see much needed healthcare coming into the community thanks to Phillips and T.H.E.
“T.H.E. is on the move,” said Ridley-Thomas. “They’re doing great things for those who deserve to have quality healthcare in our community.
“This is a very, very important piece of the puzzle to help create healthcare options for the students of Dorsey and we expect to see more such units moving around our community to make sure that healthcare is not only affordable but accessible.”
The mobile unit is an extension of the main facility, the Ruth Temple Health Center on Western Ave. For those who may not be able to visit the facility, the mobile unit will provide a closer alternative.
The mobile clinic will be open 9:00am to 6:00pm. It will be located on the Dorsey High School campus every Monday and Wednesday. It will be located on the Crenshaw High School campus on Tuesday and Friday. It will be located at the Lennox library on Thursday from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Dorsey High School is located at 5537 Farmdale Ave. in Los Angeles, CA. Crenshaw High School is located at 5010 11th Ave. in Los Angeles, CA. The Lennox library is located at 4359 Lennox Blvd in Los Angeles, CA.
The main facility is located at 3834 Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90062. It’s open 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Walk-in clients are welcomed, scheduled appointments provide faster service. The number to reach the main clinic and schedule appointments is (323) 730-1920, press #2 for appointment desk. You may also reach them at