Congresswomen Judy Chu and Community Health Alliance of Pasadena to Kick Off National Health Center Week

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 7:40 pm

Congresswomen Judy Chu and Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) to kick off National Health Center Week with a free health screening event at its new health center (ChapCare Lime) located in Monrovia, CA. ChapCare’s state-of-the-art facility, brings a range of much needed, primary healthcare services to the underrepresented, underserved, and underinsured families in the cities of Monrovia, Duarte, and Arcadia.

National Health Center Week recognizes the services and contributions of community, migrant, homeless, and public housing health centers.
This years’ theme, “Celebrating our Legacy, Shaping the Future”, celebrates the long success in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States.

On August 8, 2015, ChapCare medical professionals will provide free health screenings for the whole family. From 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., preventative and health maintenance screenings will include body mass index, blood sugar, blood pressure, dental, vision, and health insurance. ChapCare’s new Monrovia facility is conveniently located at 513 E. Lime Avenue, Suite 101, Monrovia, CA 91016, just 4 blocks from downtown Monrovia. ChapCare provides low- or no-cost health services (Medi-Cal, Medicare, and My Health LA) and accepts many Covered California and private insurance plans.

“This one-stop-shop offers the community the opportunity to access a comprehensive array of high-quality primary healthcare services all under one roof,” said Margaret B. Martinez MPH, ChapCare’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to be able to expand our nationally recognized primary health care model to the City of Monrovia and its surrounding communities.”

For more information on ChapCare Lime, please call (626) 398-6300 or visit www.chapcare.org.

About ChapCare

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) was founded in 1995 by a group of community residents, city officials, and health care agencies to establish primary healthcare services for low-income, uninsured residents in Pasadena. ChapCare began providing medical services in 1998 and dental services in 2001. Today, ChapCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides health care services to countless residents of the San Gabriel Valley. ChapCare operates 4 health centers in Pasadena, 1 health center in Monrovia, and 2 health centers in the El Monte/South El Monte region. ChapCare provides over 58,000 primary healthcare visits annually to over 14,600 patients.

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