SFCHC News & Updates

SFCHC's Behavioral Health Program

Loneliness, underlying trauma, substance dependence, food and housing insecurity, and financial worries are all stressors that may lead to anxiety and depression. Too often, mental health issues go untreated and individuals struggling with these conditions

Jul 9th, 2022
Healthy Moms Have Healthier Babies

Healthy women are the foundation of healthy families and communities. Safeguarding the physical, mental and economic well-being of women is essential to all those around them, especially their children.

Jul 8th, 2022
Dental Checkups: Because a Great Smile Needs Strong Teeth

You use your teeth for everything: to chew food, to finish thread, to say the letter “t”.  Doesn’t it make sense to take care of them? The risk of Covid-19 may have gotten you off-track with dental checkups, yet it’s safe to come back to our dental clinic.

Jul 2nd, 2022
You Manage Everything. You Can Manage Your Health, Too

You do it all.  You find sneakers and fill prescriptions, pack lunches and prep for job interviews.  You juggle the world and make it look easy.  And with SFCHC here to back you up, you can manage your health, too, throughout your lifetime.

May 27th, 2022
Anxious About Post-Pandemic Life? Take Things at Your Own Pace

COVID-19 and other concerns have caused children and adults to experience a record level of stress. While anxiety, fear, sadness and exhaustion are responses when living through a major threat or trauma, mental health issues should never be taken lightly.

Apr 30th, 2022
Everything You Didn’t Know About HIV Prevention

Most people, when asked to name methods of HIV prevention, might only be able to come up with one: “Use a condom.”  But there are several ways someone can protect themselves.  This year, San Fernando Community Health Centers are expanding our HIV service

Mar 29th, 2022
Keep Your Kids Healthy and in School

With the highly transmissible Omicron variant disrupting classrooms across the nation, the COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect children against severe disease and hospitalization. However, pediatric vaccination rates are alarmingly low

Feb 20th, 2022
This Valentine’s Day, Show Your Heart Some Love

This month we celebrate Valentine’s Day, when we think about the people we love.  But are you one of them?  Don’t forget to take care of yourself: February is also American Heart Month.  Protect your heart health, especially by preventing hypertension...

Feb 5th, 2022
Seek the Care You Need, Even in the Pandemic's Latest Surge

With COVID-19 cases surging across the nation, the number of intensive care unit and emergency room beds is diminishing at many hospitals. A high level of virus-related admissions is causing certain elective surgeries to be canceled or delayed.

Sep 20th, 2021
Without Immunizations, Their Backpacks Might as Well Be Empty

Kids’ needs are like their clothes: as soon as they have what fits, they grow and need something different.  This is also true for immunizations, but SFCHC can help keep your child on schedule and protected from illness – and you from missing work.

Sep 19th, 2021
Holy Cross Medical Center awards $150,000 grant to SFCHC

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center presented a $150,000 grant to the San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) to provide state-of-the-art healthcare services, prevention, and education to patients in its under-served San Fernando Valley service area.

Sep 13th, 2021
How Do We Love Our Patients?  Let Us Count the Ways

National Health Center Week is an annual event spreading awareness about the mission and achievements of health centers across the country.  San Fernando Community Health Center participates this August with a Patient Appreciation Day on Wednesday the 11th

Aug 11th, 2021
Fall 2021: Getting Students Back to School Safely

As California schools plan to reopen in August, many are concerned about how to best protect the health and safety of students and their families. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers in-person learning a high priority...

Jul 28th, 2021
Team Member Spotlight: Anastasia Williams

Dr. Williams is a Board-Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and specializes in diagnosing and treating a broad range of childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases.

Jul 9th, 2022
Meet Our Board of Directors: Joni Novosel

Joni Novosel, Director of Community Health for Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center, has dedicated 18 years to improving community health. In collaboration with SFCHC, one of her largest projects is leading the Vaccinate LA Collaborative w

Jul 9th, 2022
Team Member Spotlight: Armen Okunyan

Armen specializes in providing a wide range of services to patients of all ages, including pediatrics, geriatrics, wound care, chronic care and hospital discharge.

Jul 8th, 2022
Meet Our Board of Directors: Louise Oliver

Louise Oliver, Valley Operations Officer for Goodwill Southern California, has dedicated her life and career to serving the community through her strong support of numerous non-profit organizations.

Jul 8th, 2022
The Party Crashers: Hypertension and Diabetes

On its own, diabetes is a treatable, manageable disease.  Like an uninvited guest at a dinner party, it’s an unwelcome surprise, but not one you can’t handle.  It’s when that uninvited guest brings all of its hard-partying friends that you have a problem.

Feb 4th, 2022
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Dec 23rd, 2020
FCC grant information:

San Fernando Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the Northeast San Fernando Valley is pleased to announce that we have received notice on July 21, 2020 that the Health Center was awarded an FCC grant of $112,244.00.

Aug 10th, 2020
Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month El mes de octubre es el mes de concientización sobre el cáncer de mama

Oct 17th, 2019
Smile, It is Time to Shine

October is oral health month. Here are some simple things you can do to make your smile shine. Octubre es el mes de la salud buccal. Estas son unas cosas que puedes hacer para que tu sonrisa brille.

Oct 7th, 2019
Reducing Obesity Rates in Children

Healthy eating and plenty of exercise can ensure that a child has a long, healthy life. Una alimentación saludable y mucho ejercicio pueden garantizar que un niño tenga una vida larga y saludable.

Oct 2nd, 2019
Flu Season is Here, Get Vaccinated

Flu season is from October to February and there are a few things that you can do to protect yourself and your family, but first, it is important to know about the flu. LA TEMPORADA DE GRIPE ESTÁ AQUÍ, VACÚNESE Aprenda mas sobre la gripe.

Sep 25th, 2019
SFCHC Oral Health Award

SFCHC is the proud recipient of funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand our oral health care!

Mar 20th, 2019
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Welcome to our community blog! Home of our news, events, and updates in our community and health center.

Jun 20th, 2016