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San Fernando Community Health Center Receives Critical Funding to Aid in Increasing COVID-19 Testing Aug 7th, 2020

San Fernando Community Health Center today announced an infusion of $183,950.in grant funding from the medical aid organization Direct Relief and the Abbott Fund, the foundation of the global healthcare company Abbott. The funding will help San Fernando Community Health Center provide testing, triage and community education related to the...

California Medi-Cal Providers To Receive $13.4M Grants from Health Net to Expand Telehealth Services May 14th, 2020

(Sacramento, CA)—Health Net announced today it has awarded 138 grants, totaling $13.4 million, to support the establishment and expansion of telehealth and telephonic services for California providers serving Medi-Cal members. This is the largest grant of cash dedicated to this cause by a health plan in California. The company had...

Meet Dr. Chiueh, the Dental Director at SFCHC Nov 16th, 2019

Image: Dr. William Lee Chiueh, Dental Director at SFCHC   Visiting the dentist can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be an educational and valuable experience. The experience can become more valuable when you have the right dentist. Well, that is where Dr. Chiueh, the dental...

Breast Cancer Awareness Oct 17th, 2019

Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán at Pexels.com Breast Cancer Anyone can develop breast cancer but it is usually found on women who are 50 years and older. Breast cancer is when cells in the breast grow out of control. There are certain reasons that put you at risk for developing breast...

Smile, It is Time to Shine Oct 7th, 2019

Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash ENGLISH Oral health is central to a person’s well-being and quality of life. Yet many American’s suffer from poor oral health due to lack of access to a dental provider, financial reasons, and other health issues that contribute to tooth and gum decay. According...

Reducing Obesity Rates in Children Oct 2nd, 2019

ENGLISH What is Childhood Obesity? The Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines childhood obesity as a body-mass-index, known as BMI, of a child is at or above the 95th percentile of other children in his age group. A BMI, is the weight of a person in kilograms divided...

Flu Season is Here, Get Vaccinated Sep 25th, 2019

Photo by Hyttalo Souza on Unsplash ENGLISH (Español mas abajo) What is the Flu? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It can cause mild to sever illness. Young children, older adults and individuals with the following health conditions are at greater risk: Adults over...

Mom's-to-be, Get Ready for their Little One! Sep 10th, 2019

English: Congratulations to the Childbirth Class graduates of the San Fernando Community Health Center! Preparing for childbirth is one of the first steps in getting ready for your little one. Here are a few other parenting tips as you prepare for parenthood: Talk to your baby. This gives them comfort....

SFCHC Oral Health Award Mar 20th, 2019

HHS awards $156 million to health centers to expand oral health services Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $156 million in funding to support 420 health centers in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to increase access to integrated oral health...

UCLA-First 5 LA Oral Health Program Advances New Era of Healthcare Mar 20th, 2019

The UCLA-First 5 LA Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative (QILC) today recognized the achievements of 22 LA County partner clinics for their efforts to advance the health and well-being of Los Angeles County children – ages 0-5 – by improving their access to quality oral health care and reducing their risk...

New Partnership for San Fernando Community Health Center Jan 26th, 2019

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (PHCMC) has received $300,000 in grant funding from the Wellbeing Institute to help fulfill the vision of the California Mental Health and Wellness Initiative through piloting the Safety Net Integration Program (SNIP). In collaboration with San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC), a Federally-Qualified Health Clinic...

SFCHC Awarded $100,000 through L.A. Care Health Plan’s Oral Health Initiative IX, for 2016-2017. May 17th, 2018

In May 2017, San Fernando Community Health Center was awarded $100,000 by L.A. Care Health Plan’s Community Health Investment Fund (CHIF) 2016 -2017.  The Oral Health Initiative IX (OHI IX) funding has allowed SFCHC to expand our dental clinic access by opening on alternate Saturdays and building our dental provider...

SFCHC Awarded Funds by L.A. Care Health Plan’s Tranquada Initiative VIII Aug 10th, 2017

SFCHC Awarded Funds by L.A. Care Health Plan’s Tranquada Initiative VIII to Provide Assistance to Patients with Disabilities   In August 2017, San Fernando Community Health Center was a recipient of L.A. Care Health Plan’s Robert E. Tranquada Safety Net Initiative VIII for 2017.   L.A. Care Health Plan approved...

Welcome! Jun 20th, 2016

Welcome to our blog! We will be posting news, resources, events, and updates for San Fernando Community Health Center and our entire community. Check back in with us to get the latest news on classes we offer, healthcare news, and community events!