Charles Drew University opens urgent care clinic

Charles Drew University, the medical school that used to be affiliated with the shuttered King-Drew Medical Center, will own and operate a state of the art urgent care clinic in South Los Angeles.

California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez praised the university for opening what he called a much-needed medical facility in the heart of South Los Angeles.

Fabian Nunez: “I have no problem getting treated here myself. This is about as good of an urgent care center that you’re gonna find anywhere in the state of California.”

Nunez joined other lawmakers and university leaders at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning. The urgent care clinic will begin treating patients Monday morning.

Drew University board members say they spent $1 million of the school’s endowment to launch the medical facility. Doctors there expect to treat about 15,000 patients a year.