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The Multicultural Health Awareness and Prevention (MHAP) Center is one of St. Vincent Medical Center’s key community outreach and benefit programs that focuses on health education, disease prevention, early detection and information and referral services for high-risk ethnic communities including Korean, Latino, Filipino and Chinese and other vulnerable populations in the central Los Angeles area. This program reflects the St. Vincent Medical Center’s long tradition and commitment to provide care for low income and underserved adults, children and families in the surrounding communities. MHAP’s outreach is a cornerstone of the medical center’s mission to serve the sick poor in the timeless tradition of the Daughters of Charity.

Working in the community

MHAP health education experts and community organizers go directly into the community to provide much-needed services. From health fairs to special events, MHAP goes to where the people are who need these services most. All services are offered a no-cost to the patient and include test results, follow-up care and counseling.

SERVICES offered by the MHAP Center

  • Cancer Education
  • Community Health Fairs
  • Free Mammogram, Pap smear and Flu Shots for

Low income and Uninsured Individuals

  • Basic Education on Nutrition, Diabetes and Heart Disease
  • Patients Referrals for Diagnostic and Treatment Services

Other Programs

  • Dynamic Strength Training Program
  • Cancer Patient Support Group
  • Look Good Feel Better Program