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  • Welcome

    Services for SMS Student Medical Services & Medi-Cal Programs is comprised of a small team of school physicians, nurse practitioners, optometrists, and medical support staff working together to provide needed health care to students who have no access to a regular doctor.

    Our unit provides direct services in schools, as well as in school-based health centers, and our team provides policy and program direction for the entire school district.

    We work collaboratively with our Student Health and Human Services providers to ensure comprehensive, integrated school health delivery.

    What we do:
    • Plan school-based and school-linked health programs targeted at promoting optimal student

    • Develop policies and procedures that protect and enhance student health, including
       coordination with other divisions that address student health issues. 

    • Provide school physician services District-wide, concentrating on medically complex cases and
       students who do not have access to a regular health provider.

    • Provide staff and oversight to PTA vision clinics, and assist with establishing standards and
       quality assurance for student vision care activities.

    • Develop and implement quality assurance and performance improvement programs for health

    • Facilitate staff development and education on important and emerging student health issues. 
    • Establish linkages with public and private community organizations and agencies to improve
       student access to health care.

  • Contact

    Ron Tanimura, Ed.D
    333 S. Beaudry Ave., 29th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    P: (213) 202-7584
    Fax: (213) 580-0559

  • Health Partner Opportunities!

    Interested in partnering with LAUSD for a Wellness Center at Roosevelt HS? Please click on the link below for the process of becoming our partner:

    Roosevelt Senior High School
    456 S. Matthews St
    Los Angeles, CA 90033

    Attached you will find the Letter of Intent Process which includes details about the site, letter submission process, and space layout. Letters will be due on September 28, 2021.

    Please feel free to review and share with any other colleagues. Should you have any questions please contact our SMS staff:

    Gloria Velasquez –
    Victor Luna –

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