May is Women’s Health Month so we are shining a light on local organizations that support our community.
- What do you want our readers to know about you and how Claris can help them?
My name is Talitha Phillips, and I’m the CEO of Claris Health. I was first introduced to Claris as a client (when I was in college) and later became the Director of Claris Health at age 23. My immediate goal was to create an organization that would be there for people in challenging pregnancy situations and regardless of the decisions made. I wanted to help provide a safe space to process these decisions and build a network of support so people would know that they are not alone. It’s been incredible to watch the organization grow and make an impact in lives in Los Angeles and beyond over the past 22 years. At Claris, we recognize that women and families facing pregnancy and sexual-health choices need options, support, and wrap-around care before, during, and after these choices. Claris Health is licensed by the State of California and accredited by AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care).
- Where are your clinics located and what areas does your mobile clinic serve?
Our clinics are located in West Los Angeles and Lynwood but we serve all areas of Los Angeles. Our mobile clinic provides medical and social services throughout Southern California with over 20 stops a month. The clinic goes to often underserved areas including Skid Row and low-income housing communities.
- What services do you provide?
We provide a wide range of services from low to no-cost medical care, including STD/STI tests, prenatal care (Centering Pregnancy), well woman exams, pregnancy testing, and more. These services are offered at clinic locations in West and South LA as well as on our mobile medical clinic that travels around LA County. We also offer mental health services with professional counseling and support groups for pregnancy loss and sexual abuse. Other services include family preservation and reunification programs that provide court-approved parenting classes and sexual-health education. These programs are available in schools, community agencies, substance abuse treatment centers, re-entry homes and more.
- Anything else you want to share?
Claris Health works with 290 community partners, including organizations such as Baby2Baby, Shields for Families, Alcoholism Center for Women, and the Dream Center
- How can someone reach out or become a patient?
Visit our website at https://www.clarishealth.org/ to make an appointment or view our mobile clinic stops, or follow us on social media @ClarisHealth. You can also call #310-268-8400 for more information.