Community Outreach

Providence Cares

In 2013, Providence offered $182.6 million in free and discounted care so the uninsured and underinsured could access health care. 

Our calling and our promise

Providence Health & Services is growing and evolving in Southern California, guided by a new strategic plan to help expand our healing ministry and our Mission of outreach to those most in need in our communities.

From the school playgrounds of lower-income South Bay communities to Valley clinics that treat the poorest of the poor, our People of Providence are creating healthier communities, together, by providing improved access to affordable health care. 

The five pillars of our plan include a renewed dedication to inspiring our caregivers in the spirit and tradition of our founders, the Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary. Each of us has the ability to enhance care for our most vulnerable patients and for those whom we serve through our vast Community Benefits programs.

Because of our focus on Mission, we are helping patients with diabetes manage their disease and live better, healthier lives. We are encouraging children in communities of few resources to get out and play, to exercise and to challenge themselves. We are improving the health of communities by reaching out to immigrants with little access to care to treat illnesses and potentially stop their spread. Our caregivers are embracing the most vulnerable – the mentally ill who suffer in silent agony – and partnering with experts in the field to ease their way.

Healthcare reform has proven challenging, but it’s also opened our eyes to the need to improve access to quality health care, whether it’s within our medical centers, our clinics or through these outreach programs, inspired by our 156-year tradition.
Providence Southern California is advancing forward, creating a strong healthcare network across the Los Angeles Area. It is essential to our Mission that we continue to thrive as an organization, and through good stewardship, expand our efforts to care for the poor and vulnerable in our neighborhoods.

Providence Cares

Providence Cares: Our Mission and Outreach

Community Benefit Report

In 2013, Providence provided nearly $42.8 million in free and discounted care so that the uninsured and underinsured could receive health care. This charity care is part of Providence’s total community benefit of $183 million.

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  • Beyond the Hospital Walls

    By collaborating with government agencies, local churches and schools, charitable foundations, and research organizations, the Community Benefit programs focus on preventive health needs and fill gaps in community health care services. Since 2010 Providence Health & Services, Southern California, has funneled more than $578 million into the programs (which also includes charity health care and the unpaid costs of Medi-Cal).
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  • Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation Awarded Grant to Help Insure More Californians

    Funding to Educate Public about Covered California Insurance Options
    The Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation was awarded a $183,342 grant this week by Covered California as part of a statewide outreach campaign to attract consumers to the insurance exchange made possible through the federal Affordable Care Act. Read more
  • Beyond the Hospital Walls - When Fitness is Fun

    COPA (Creating Opportunities for Physical Activity) is a teacher-training program designed to impart a love of movement and physical fitness in children who reside in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

    Read more
  • Beyond the Hospital Walls

    By collaborating with government agencies, local churches and schools, charitable foundations, and research organizations, the Community Benefit programs focus on preventive health needs and fill gaps in community health care services. Since 2010 Providence Health & Services, Southern California, has funneled more than $578 million into the programs (which also includes charity health care and the unpaid costs of Medi-Cal).
    Read more
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation Awarded Grant to Help Insure More Californians

    Funding to Educate Public about Covered California Insurance Options
    The Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation was awarded a $183,342 grant this week by Covered California as part of a statewide outreach campaign to attract consumers to the insurance exchange made possible through the federal Affordable Care Act. Read more
  • Beyond the Hospital Walls - When Fitness is Fun

    COPA (Creating Opportunities for Physical Activity) is a teacher-training program designed to impart a love of movement and physical fitness in children who reside in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

    Read more