Who We Are
The management, staff, and Board of Clínica Msr. Oscar A. Romero are mission-driven to provide quality health care, health education, and community advocacy on behalf of the under-served men, women and children of Greater Los Angeles. Health care is a human right and Clínica Romero works to ensure access to it for all people regardless of their ability to pay. A majority of the administrative, clinical and counseling staff are from the ethnic communities served by Clínica Romero, which guarantees solidarity of purpose, ability to communicate and empathic care.
A coalition of Salvadoran civil war refugees sought to address the pressing mental and physical needs of their compatriots in the Los Angeles community and founded Clínica Romero in 1983 with the assistance of volunteer physicians. Inspiration for the mission of the clinic is rooted in the active compassion and defense of the poor exemplified by the life of martyred Archbishop Romero of El Salvador. Romero’s theology and non-violence echoes the thought and practice of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Clínica Romero staff continue this tradition of compassionate treatment of others through their organizational values.
Clínica Msr. Oscar A. Romero (CMOAR) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with three clinic sites located in the Pico-Union and Boyle Heights neighborhoods of Los Angeles. We provide comprehensive medical services to low-income men, women and children living in Los Angeles County.
Clínica Romero’s management, staff and Board members are driven by the belief that
Healthcare is a Human Right
and work diligently to ensure access to it for all people, regardless of their ability to pay.
CLINICA MONSENOR OSCAR A. ROMERO is a contracted (Medical Home) clinic partner with Health Care LA, IPA (HCLA). Through our partnership, we are able to care for patients enrolled with government sponsored managed care programs in Medi-Cal, Medicare Advantage and Medi-Medi (dual eligibles).
HCLA is the largest IPA network in Los Angeles County that contracts with FQHCs and community health centers. Click here to learn more about HCLA. (link to Health Care LA)
Clinica Romero is an FTCA Deemed Facility
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) considers Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero (Clinica Romero) and its providers as Public Health Services employees, providing malpractice liability protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). This coverage extends to Clinica Romero and its (1) officers; (2) governing board members; (3) full- and part-time employees; and (4) contractors who are licensed or certified individual health care practitioners. FTCA coverage is similar to a “per occurrence” policy without a limit on how much money is awarded. Therefore, any coverage limits that may be mandated by other organizations are met.
For general information about HRSA: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/
For general information FTCA: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/index.html
For information about filing an FTCA claim:http://bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/healthcenters/hcclaims.html