AltaMed Health Services operates in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, both of which have areas classified as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). This signifies that there are not enough doctors to serve the current population. Ideally, there should be one physician per 3,500 community members. In our service area of over 11 million people, there are only 717 physicians, or one physician per 15,378 members. Currently, only 23% of the need is being met, leaving millions of people without access to quality health care. Disparities in care are even wider among low-income, uninsured and underinsured. AltaMed is continuously working to increase access to high-quality and culturally competent health care for all in our community by bringing in more quality physicians. AltaMed will never turn away a patient due to their inability to pay.