To ensure you stay in the best health possible, the San Fernando Community Health Center offers numerous health and wellness education resources including on-site cooking classes, sexual health information, nutrition advice, and more. Here, patients throughout San Fernando Valley, California area can find the tools they need to maintain optimal health.
We are particularly proud to offer cooking classes in our specially designed kitchen at our facility. These cooking classes are specifically for diabetes wellness and care. Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires life-long care and management, including lifestyle changes in what a person eats, when meals are needed throughout the day, and what kinds of food are best for the management of diabetes and the patient's overall health. The goals of this program are to help those with diabetes learn information on how food choices promote, prevent, and treat diabetes, as well as practical cooking skills for healthy and delicious meal preparation. Our cooking classes for diabetic patients and their families help teach new recipes and techniques for cooking for those living with diabetes and their families, help with the adjustment to a new lifestyle of optimal health and wellness.
We routinely announce new health and education classes that we offer for the community on our Blog, so be sure to check back for updates on classes and events!
Many things can help adults stay as healthy as possible and include:
The physicians and staff can assist patients with staying up to date with immunizations such as the tetanus-diphtheria booster which should be administered every 10 years. Visiting the health center for primary care visit including reproductive health exams for both men and women is also important and can help detect any issues before they worsen. Adults should be examined for signs of various cancers at certain points, such as undergoing a screening for colorectal cancer at age 50, and the physicians at our health center can provide these.
Our office offers patients annual primary care visits and preventative screenings for a variety of illness and concerns. We suggest that at least once a year patients receive a follow-up physical exam. To schedule your primary care visit or annual health exam, contact the office. Our doctors will work with you to ensure you receive the care you need and deserve.
SFCHC accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal HMO, FamPact and other commercial plans. Services are available on a sliding fee scale which is determined by income and family size. If you have any questions about insurance or payment options, please call our office. Our friendly staff is happy to help you.