The Patients We Serve

We want you to know more about the people who visit the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center to health care for themselves and their families. Here, we offer a summary view of:

The Communities We Serve
The People We Serve
Our Patients’ Demographics

The Communities We Serve

EPFMC serves a community that encompasses downtown and South Los Angeles, Koreatown, Westlake, Leimert Park, Jefferson Park, Crenshaw, and Mid-City. We are located in the state assembly and Senate districts identified as having the highest levels of non-elderly uninsured (Assembly 46th – 34% uninsured; Senate 22nd – 33% uninsured [UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 2009]).

Analysis of the zip codes of our patients reveals the following breakdown:

Zip Code Concentration of EPFMC Patients
67% 90001, 90003, 90006, 90007, 90011, 90015, 90016, 90018, 90019, 90026, 90037, 90044, 90062
80% 90001, 90002, 90003, 90004, 90005, 90006, 90007, 90008, 90011, 90015, 90016, 90017, 90018, 90019, 90020, 90026, 90037, 90043, 90044, 90047, 90057, 90059, 90062, 90255

More than 600,000 people reside within our service area.

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The People We Serve

The majority of our low-income patients live and work in neighborhoods characterized by high population density, crime, sparse commercial services, high rates of unemployment, and low levels of education. Also significant is the presence of a large immigrant population coping with linguistic isolation, social disruption, and ethnic stereotyping. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, our client base is younger, less educated, and poorer than residents of any other area in Los Angeles.

More than 60 percent of the neighborhoods we serve have been designated by the federal government as Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs), with areas closest to our facility on Olive Street 100 percent MUA. Large parts of our service community are also considered Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

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Our Patients’ Demographics

In 2013, we provided 124,484 clinical visits to 32,373 individuals. A breakdown of some of our patients’ characteristics follows:

Ages

  • 0-5 years 5,888 (22.46%)
  • 6-12 years 3,038 (11.59%)
  • 13-18 years 4,311 (16.45%)
  • 19-64 years 12,597 (48.06%)
  • 65+ years 377 (1.44%)

Gender

  • Female: 60%
  • Male: 40%

Race/Ethnicity

Analysis found that 38.87 percent (10,189) of our patients are best served in a language other than English. The racial or ethnic breakdown of our patients was:

  • 82% Hispanic/Latino
  • 10% African-American
  • 7% White or Other
  • 1% Asian/Pacific Islander

Income

Of those reporting income as a percentage of the FPL (Federal Poverty Level), the breakdown was:

  • 100% and below: 89.92%
  • 101-150%: 8.45%
  • 151-200%: .86%
  • Over 200%: .77%

Overall, the percentage of patients with incomes at 150% or below FPL was 98.37.

Insurance

Most of our patients received Medi-Cal and had no third-party insurance (totals for all ages):

  • No third-party medical insurance: 45.45%
  • Medicaid (Medi-Cal): 50.76%
  • Total public insurance: 1.83%
    • Public insurance Medicare .66%
    • Other public insurance Non-S-Chip: .66%
    • Other public insurance S-Chip: 1.17%
  • Private insurance: 1.29%

Next: See a summary of patient visits and the care we provide.