New SBHC for La Puente Community

Calif. Sen. Dr. Ed Hernandez

California State Sen. Dr. Ed Hernandez delivers opening remarks at the new Villacorta School-Based Clinic in La Puente.

La Puente welcomed a new school-based health center at Villacorta Elementary in mid-November that will also serve the wider community after school hours and on Saturdays.

Students, the community, and state leaders — including Sen. Dr. Ed Hernandez — attended the opening ceremony for the clinic, which is operated by East Valley Community Health Center. Villacorta Elementary school was chosen for the site of the new clinic because it allows many families to access affordable care without having to travel long distances.

Services include physicals, immunizations, family practice care, and specialized treatment for asthma, diabetes, and hypertension. Beginning next year, patients will also be able to access prenatal and gynecological care. Read full coverage of the opening from the Pasadena Star-News. view photos of the health center opening gala on our Facebook page. Be sure to “Like” our page at www.facebook.com/schoolhealthcenters!

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