Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Funding for community clinics expansion



Supervisor, Fourth District               822 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration              Los Angeles  90012





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           Contact:         David A. Sommers

                  (213) 974-1095 






LOS ANGELES, January 12, 2010 – Supervisor Don Knabe was pleased to announce today that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $15.57 million in funding to expand community clinic capacity throughout the County.  Seven clinics in the Fourth District will receive almost $5 million for expansion.


The total allocation to Fourth District clinics is $4,795,653, of which $4,016,808 will go to expanding primary care services and $778,845 will go to new and improved infrastructure at the clinics.  Included in the overall expansion are 12 new exam rooms.  The following is a list of the Fourth District community clinics that will receive funding:


·         Harbor Community Clinic in San Pedro

·         Northeast Community Clinic in Wilmington

·         Norwalk Regional Health Center in Norwalk

·         Sacred Heart Family Health Clinic in Paramount

·         The Children’s Clinic in Long Beach

·         Westside Neighborhood Clinic in Long Beach

·         Wilmington Community Clinic in Wilmington


“With all of the overcrowding issues we are facing throughout the County, community clinics are more important than ever,” said Supervisor Knabe.  “By expanding clinic capacity, we are not only allowing more residents to access low-cost healthcare services, but we are alleviating strain on an emergency care system that is in a very fragile state.”


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