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Take Pride in Your Health Jun 5th, 2024

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha Did you know that you have a superpower? In a world where not everyone is accepted, you have an advantage: you know who you are, and you love who that is. Your Health is Part of You Too many people are...

You Manage Everything. You Can Manage Your Health, Too May 13th, 2024

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha 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...

Healthy Moms Have Healthier Babies Apr 4th, 2024

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha 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. However, studies indicate that women and children in the U.S. experience higher...

Do Kids Really Need Regular Check-Ups? Mar 24th, 2024

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   For new parents, caring for a baby involves a flurry of activities – from choosing the safest car seat and powering through late-night feedings to keeping up with doctor visits. They also face many decisions about how to keep their...

SFCHC is Bursting With Pride Feb 28th, 2024

We know it would be rude to sing our praises, but what if someone else already is? San Fernando Community Health Center is being celebrated by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for improvements in healthcare. Each year, HRSA awards Community Health Quality Recognition badges to federally qualified health...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Feb 20th, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Vaccinations: Protection for Everyone Jan 5th, 2024

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha Health officials are seeing higher flu cases now - and yes, Covid - and expect to see many more in the coming weeks. Doctors are urging parents to vaccinate themselves and their children as soon as possible. They are revisiting the...

California Awards SFCHC $382,000 to Break Down Barriers To Care Dec 4th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   The California Department of Health Care Services has awarded San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) $382,000 to increase the number of patients receiving enhanced care management services (ECM) and help improve health outcomes for Medi-Cal members. As one of 28...

10 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season Dec 3rd, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   1. Get vaccinated.Vaccines are the most effective protection against infectious and preventable diseases during every stage of life, especially for infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Follow the vaccination schedule from your healthcare provider, including your annual...

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas Secures $2 Million for New SFCHC Satellite Clinic Nov 3rd, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   SFCHC is honored to announce that Assemblywoman Luz Rivas has secured $2 million in state funding to open a satellite healthcare clinic in Panorama City. Thanks to her leadership and vision, low-income individuals and families will be able to enjoy a...

Program Spotlight: Community Public Health Teams Nov 3rd, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   SFCHC has been selected to participate in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Community Public Health Teams (CPHT) pilot project. The goal of this program is to build a community-centered system of care that delivers coordinated health and...

Team Member Spotlight: Gabriela Davila Nov 3rd, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   Gabriela Davila’s career journey began when she immigrated to the United States from Mexico 27 years ago. Overcoming many challenges along the way, she has raised three beautiful daughters as a single mother and excelled in her professional life. Gabriela...

SFCHC Receives $275,000 in Funding from the L.A. Care Health Plan Sep 16th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha SFCHC Receives $275,000 in Funding from the L.A. Care Health Plan to Increase Access to Dental Care and Medical Screenings in Underserved Communities  (San Fernando, Calif. – September 8, 2023) – San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) proudly announces two grants...

SFCHC Receives $2 Million to Open Satellite Clinic Sep 6th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   San Fernando Community Health Center Receives $2 Million to Open Satellite Clinic Thanks to the vision and leadership of Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley), San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) has been awarded $2 million in state funding to...

Keep Your Kids Healthy at School with Immunizations Aug 10th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   Back-to-school season is a time for new school supplies, backpacks, activities and friendships. It’s also a time for parents to make sure their children are up to date on all vaccinations. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses to help...

Program Spotlight: Mobile Medical Services Aug 10th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   According to the 2023 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, over 75,000 people experience homelessness in the county on any given night. In the San Fernando Valley alone, an estimated 10,433 people are unhoused, marking a 9 percent increase from the...

Team Member Spotlight: Dr. Margaret Stein Aug 10th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   Dr. Margaret Stein is a California licensed physician at SFCHC with decades of experience related to internal medicine and infectious diseases. Prior to joining SFCHC last January, Dr. Stein treated HIV patients at the HIV Healthcare Clinic of Century City...

Meet Our Board of Directors: Dr. Annette Besnilian Aug 10th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   Dr. Annette Besnilian is Executive Director of the Marilyn Magaram Center at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), a center of excellence for promoting health and wellness through research, education and services in food science, nutrition and dietetics. Her work focuses...

National Health Center Week 2023 Aug 7th, 2023

AUGUST 6–12, 2023 -- Community Health Centers are not just healers, we are innovators who look beyond medical charts to address the factors that may cause poor health, such as poverty, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, access to nutritious food, and unemployment.  We are a critical piece of healthcare systems and...

San Fernando Community Health Center Announces $50,000 in Funding from the Delta Dental Foundation Jul 18th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha (San Fernando, Calif. – July 14, 2023) – San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) proudly announces a grant of $50,000 from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California. This funding, made possible through the...

Why Cooperation Between Departments is Good News for You Jun 12th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   We get it: remembering school picture day and when to get an oil change is hard enough. Regular doctor and dental visits on top of that feels impossible. But these visits are crucial for patients of all ages. Fortunately, San...

Medi-Cal: Keep Yourself and Your Family Covered May 31st, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha Do you or a family member have health coverage through Medi-Cal? Now that the COVID-19 public health emergency is over, you may need to take action to keep your benefits. Medi-Cal covers vital healthcare services for individuals and their families, including...

Important News – Take Action to Keep Your Medi-Cal! Apr 7th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   SFCHC is joining a statewide effort to inform Medi-Cal patients how to keep their healthcare coverage following the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Approximately 13 million people in California who are currently enrolled may need to take extra...

Team Member Spotlight: Christian Orellana Apr 7th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   When it comes to going the extra mile, Christian Orellana leads the way. In 2017, he joined SFCHC as a student intern and, within a year, was promoted to the position of medical coder and revenue cycle specialist with the...

Meet Our Board of Directors: Aaron DeJuan Morris Apr 7th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   Aaron DeJuan Morris, Vice-President of Business Advisory Services at Highline Wealth Management, is a professional consultant specializing in business tax strategy and employee benefits. He joined the SFCHC Board of Directors in 2013 as Vice-Chair, and brings extensive financial expertise...

L.A. CARE GRANT HELPS KIDS FIND A DENTAL HOME Mar 29th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   To help increase access to dental care in underserved communities, L.A. Care Health Plan is granting $1.5 million to 15 facilities that can help. SFCHC will use its share of the funding to help kindergarten students receive important oral health...

Integrating Dental and Medical Health is Something to Smile About Mar 29th, 2023

  Historically, healthcare systems have treated oral health as separate from the rest of the body. However, dental care does more than promote oral health. It makes the whole person healthy too. A growing body of research shows a direct link between oral health and many chronic health conditions. For...

Health for the Whole Family Mar 28th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha   SFCHC Provides Checkups For Patients of All Ages Your family: you love them, you’d do anything for them (even on days when they take too long in the bathroom), and if they were in trouble, you’d drop everything to help...

You Can Beat a Common Cancer – and SFCHC Can Help Feb 27th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha You have plans for the future and people who need you. Don’t let cancer get in the way. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, but it can be prevented. The earlier you take action, the...

This Valentine’s Day, Show Your Heart Some Love Feb 14th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha 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,...

News: Free COVID-19, Flu Vaccination Clinics Being Offered in San Fernando, Pacoima Feb 13th, 2023

Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior derecha NEWS by Gabriel Arizon, San Fernando Valley Sun/El Sol February 8, 2023 The San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) is hosting a series of free COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinics in partnership with community-based organizations. The center is partnering with MEND...

SFCHC’s LaVida Care Program Jan 17th, 2023

Whole Person. Whole Care. Visit the La Vida Care website at lavidacare.org “One of our main goals is to increase Tele-PrEP, which allows patients to receive test kits and a prescription at home through telemedicine,”  - Dr. Christopher Angara, Program Manager - Para español, cambie el idiomaen la esquina superior...

Team Member Spotlight: Erika Castro Jan 17th, 2023

  Erika Castro, Payroll and Human Resources Assistant, joined SFCHC in 2018 as a dental receptionist and is deeply passionate about helping patients with financial hardships receive the care they need. She is responsible for performing all payroll activities, onboarding new employees, and taking and preparing minutes for meetings of...

Meet Our Board of Directors: Martin L. Adams Jan 17th, 2023

  Martin L. Adams, General Manager and Chief Engineer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), is dedicated to delivering essential utility services to the residents of Los Angeles. As Chair of the San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) Board of Directors, he also is deeply committed...

Doctor Williams Warns Community of Intense “Triple Threat” Flu Season Nov 30th, 2022

City of San Fernando Doctor Warns Community of Intense “Triple Threat” Flu Season Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major concern, as cases can become severe for infants and elderly with no preventive vaccine The flu season is already here.  It usually hits in December, but health officials are already...

Five Great Reasons to Schedule Your Next Mammogram Today Nov 22nd, 2022

el menú superior derechopara cambiar a español Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. Yet a third of women over forty haven’t had a screening in the past two years. If one of these women is you, you can visit San Fernando Community Health Center to change...

Better to Prevent Now, Than to Cure Later Oct 19th, 2022

When it comes to improving the health of individuals and communities, education is key. Health education is more than improving people’s access to information. It empowers them to actively manage their own health and well-being.  Many health problems can be caused or worsened by factors related to poverty, such as...

Fun Local Events: Fri Oct 28th & Sat Oct 29th Oct 16th, 2022

Events in the City of San Fernando: Fri Oct 28th & Sat Oct 29th The team at SFCHC is focused on the health and well-being of the whole community. So we're getting the word out to everyone to attend a fun local multi-day event. Plan to attend!  Visit the links...

Behavior Healthcare: First Aid for Your Feelings Oct 16th, 2022

It’s extremely important in stressful times like these to monitor your mental health. Our behaviors are often rooted in emotions and feelings. And negative news and thoughts can trigger feelings that begin to express themselves in our bodies: headaches, muscle pains, nervous energy, can’t sleep – the whole package. That’s...

Immunizations: Flu Season is Coming, and SFCHC is Ready Oct 16th, 2022

It seems like every day, there’s a new transmissible virus. Many diseases for which immunization is now available used to be highly contagious. Thankfully, vaccines have changed all of that. Communicable health risks from the flu to COVID-19 and its variants are inescapable, but with immunization, they are preventable. Vaccines...

SFCHC's Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Sep 30th, 2022

Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires patients to make daily self-management decisions and perform multifaceted care activities. If left untreated, diabetes can result in significant health complications such as cardiovascular disease, vision loss, hearing impairment, and nerve and kidney damage.  SFCHC’s diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs provide individuals and...

Team Member Spotlight: Andre Basmadzyhan Sep 30th, 2022

Dr. Andre Basmadzyhan, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, joined SFCHC as a board-eligible Family Medicine Physician in 2020 and was appointed Chief Medical Officer last May. A native of Glendale, California, he returned home after completing his residency with Adena Health System in Ohio.  With a holistic approach to patient care,...

Meet Our Board of Directors: Cesar De La Cruz Sep 30th, 2022

Cesar De La Cruz, a licensed real estate broker, has a long history of contributing his time and talent to non-profit organizations serving the community. Prior to being appointed Treasurer to the SFCHC Board of Directors in July 2013, he served as Vice Chair on the Mission Community Hospital Board...

Sexual Health: The Risk Is Not Knowing Aug 30th, 2022

Para el español, usa el menú superior derecho 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. It might also surprise people that testing positive for HIV doesn't...

Team Member Spotlight: Anastasia Williams Jul 9th, 2022

  We are honored to welcome Anastasia Williams, MD, FAAP, to our distinguished list of healthcare professionals. 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. She holds...

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

  Joni Novosel, Director of Community Health for Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center, has dedicated 18 years to improving community health. She previously served as Executive Director of Valley Care Community Consortium, a non-profit health and mental health planning agency, and as Manager of Managed Care for National...

SFCHC's Behavioral Health Program Jul 9th, 2022

  The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the global prevalence of anxiety and depression, as well as the suicide death rate. Communities of color, the young and those already struggling with access to healthcare are among those most affected.  Loneliness, underlying trauma, substance dependence, food and housing insecurity, and financial...

Team Member Spotlight: Armen Okunyan Jul 8th, 2022

  Armen Okunyan is a family nurse practitioner who joined the SFCHC team in 2018. He specializes in providing a wide range of services to patients of all ages, including pediatrics, geriatrics, wound care, chronic care and hospital discharge. He also handles a variety of complicated cases.  Armen has a...

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

  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. Prior to being appointed Secretary to the SFCHC Board of Directors, she served on the Mission Community Hospital Board of Directors from...

Dental Checkups: Because a Great Smile Needs Strong Teeth Jul 2nd, 2022

  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, but San Fernando Community Health Center wants you to know it’s...

New Information for Families During the Formula Shortage Jun 8th, 2022

Reposted from HHS.gov There’s nothing as important to families as the health and safety of their babies, and the formula shortage has left many people feeling anxious about how they’ll feed them. Some young children, teens, and adults with medical needs also rely on formula for their nutrition. They may...

Anxious About Post-Pandemic Life? Take Things at Your Own Pace Apr 30th, 2022

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

Keep Your Kids Healthy and in School Feb 20th, 2022

  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, increasing the risk of transmission in schools, families and the entire community.  According to...

The Party Crashers: Hypertension and Diabetes Feb 4th, 2022

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.  And one of the most destructive, worst...

ENCONTRANDO SEGURIDAD Y APOYO ¿Estás seguro en casa?¿Es violencia doméstica? Oct 30th, 2021

ENCONTRANDO SEGURIDAD Y APOYO ¿Estás seguro en casa?¿Es violencia doméstica? Le puede pasar a cualquiera. No es tu culpa. La ayuda está disponible. La planificación de la seguridad es importante: Sin ayuda, la violencia doméstica a menudo continúa agravándose con el tiempo. A veces puede volverse mortal. Por favor, sepa...

San Fernando Valley - Vaccinate LA Collaborative - Upcoming Dates & Locations Oct 30th, 2021

Saturday, October 16th SFCHC participated with other healthcare organizations in a comprehensive group effort to vaccinate LA area residents. Big thanks go out to staff, volunteers, and everyone stepping up to help protect our community - and yourselves - from the spread of Covid-19. NEXT SFCHC Event is Saturday, November...

FINDING SAFETY & SUPPORT Are you safe at home? Is it domestic violence? Oct 25th, 2021

FINDING SAFETY & SUPPORT Are you safe at home? Is it domestic violence? It can happen to anyone. It is not your fault. Help is available. Safety Planning is Key - Without help, domestic violence often continues to get worse over time. It can sometimes become deadly. Please know that you...

How Vaccinating Against Covid-19 Became the Easiest Thing You’ll Ever Do Oct 7th, 2021

“Are you vaxxed?”  These days it’s as common a question as “How are you?” and the answers can be just as varied.  If your answer is still “not yet”, San Fernando Community Health Center wants to give you the information and the opportunity you need to change that answer to...

Seek the Care You Need, Even in the Pandemic's Latest Surge Sep 20th, 2021

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, as well as delaying treatment for some patients who have suffered a stroke, heart attack,...

Without Immunizations, Their Backpacks Might as Well Be Empty Sep 19th, 2021

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 your SFCHC pediatrician can help keep your child on schedule and protected from illness – and you from missing days of work. With the...

Holy Cross Medical Center awards $150,000 grant to SFCHC Sep 13th, 2021

August 2021 -- 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. SFCSC’s main campus is located at 732 Matt Street in the city...

Telehealth availability leapt forward with COVID-19. How providers are adapting. Sep 2nd, 2021

Legislation signed by CA Gov. Gavin Newsom extends telehealth payment and other policy flexibilities established during the COVID-19 pandemic through December 2022. That’s good news for CA health centers and supports our work at SFCHC to enhance and expand access to high-quality health care, with an emphasis on the most...

How Do We Love Our Patients?  Let Us Count the Ways Aug 11th, 2021

National Health Center Week (August 8th through 14th) is an annual event spreading awareness about the mission and achievements of health centers across the country.  San Fernando Community Health Center participates every year, this August with a Patient Appreciation Day on Wednesday the 11th.  Patients with appointments on this day...

Fall 2021: Getting Students Back to School Safely Jul 28th, 2021

As California schools plan to reopen this fall, 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 for children's healthy development and well-being. However, to prevent the...

Have questions about vaccinating your teenage children for COVID-19? May 23rd, 2021

See what SFCHCs Dr. David Solarte, associate medical director for Pediatrics, has to say in this article in The Sun. If you have more questions, please call us at (818) 963-5690.  "When you look at the pros and cons, there is such a minimal risk of getting the vaccine compared...

LA County Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Following FDA and CDC Recommendation Apr 13th, 2021

IMPORTANT NOTE: San Fernando Community Health Centers are currently administering the Moderna Vaccine to all our already scheduled appointments. If you have any concerns or questions on this alternate, please call us at (818) 963-5690. The CDC and FDA have released a communication on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine status,...

Beginning March 15th COVID-19 Vaccines, Eligibility, Availability & More Mar 12th, 2021

San Fernando, CA -- March 12, 2021 On behalf of Audrey Simons, CEO, San Fernando Community Health Center:  San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) is committed to providing state-of-the-art healthcare services to our community, now including COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 rapid testing. As an approved site through the CA Department of...

COMMUNITY NEWS 2021: SFCHC joins Founder's Wall in support of #HOPEWINS Jan 11th, 2021

Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission launches new 100-bed Bridge Housing Shelter in Van Nuys Like their companion NoHo Shelter, the Van Nuys facility will provide a full array of homeless services. These will include meals, bedroom cubicles, showers, dog kennels/dog run, mental and physical health services, job training, substance...

FCC grant information: Aug 10th, 2020

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.  This funding is allocated to the expansion of telehealth...

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

  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 director at SFCHC, comes in! He has been serving...

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!