A Beacon of Health for LA County
quality, healthcare safety-net delivery system for
those who need it most.
Health Care LA, IPA (HCLA IPA) has been a stable, not-for-profit network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Community Health Centers (CHCs) and a trusted resource serving the underserved patient community in Los Angeles County since 1991.
Our HMO Product Lines
To provide community based providers in Los Angeles County with a managed, integrated healthcare delivery system to serve their communities in an organized, efficient, compassionate and financially responsible manner.
The Benefits of Contracting with HCLA IPA
With our decades of care management experience, HCLA IPA offers expertise, resources and support to our network health centers. Our management company, MedPoint Management, provides administrative services like utilization management, care management, customer service and claims processing to help members and providers to navigate managed care. This frees our partner health centers to focus their time and energy on delivering quality patient care and service.
Our transparent Independent Physician Association provides Los Angeles County with access to a trusted, culturally-sensitive network of healthcare resources and providers—all working together to create better health and wellness.
We Help Take Care of Quality
Our quality programs help our network of health centers stay up to date on the many quality metrics required by health plans to maintain patient health and wellbeing. This helps providers keep their practices strong while supporting wellness and a better quality of life for their patients.
Multiple Choices, One HCLA
We work with many different managed care health plans (including Medi-Cal, Medicare Advantage, Covered California and Commercial) to help patients and their families find the care and coverage they need all in one place. In this way, HCLA IPA supports a sustainable care network – helping patients stay with the health centers and providers they know and trust, even if their insurance plan changes.
A Trusted, Expanding Network
Our full-service network includes over 40 participating health centers with more than 100 practice sites, over 1,000 primary care physicians, and 3,000-plus contracted specialty providers. This gives members more convenient options and locations for care.
We value our health centers and the communities they serve, and work to support and uplift them every day.
Many of our Health Centers are officially designated as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). A PCMH works to meet each patient’s physical and behavioral and social health care needs including illness-prevention and wellness, in addition to acute and chronic care. By emphasizing care coordination, communication and patient experience, Patient-Centered Medical Homes deliver a higher quality of care while responsibly controlling costs.
Click here for our list of PCMH certified health centers.
Featured Clinical Resources
Our contracted health centers have exclusive access to useful tools and resources.
Learn more about becoming a contracted health center.
Latest News & Events
Gaining Ground and Supporting the Homeless
Update to HCLA efforts to reduce member homelessnessread more
California Hospital and HCLA IPA Partner to Overcome Housing Barriers
Helping patients on their journey toward self-determination.read more
Community Health Centers Rise to COVID-19 Challenges
Leveraging grants to expand care during the COVID-19 peak.read more