Published : Monday, October 26, 2015 | 12:19 PM
With the opening of ChapCare’s new 8 exam room pediatric medical clinic on November 9, 2015, ChapCare’s Lincoln Health Center is now set to become the only comprehensive Child Health Home in the City of Pasadena and its surrounding areas.
The Child Health Home concept is centered on the idea that children should be able to easily access a full complement of primary and preventive healthcare services all under one roof.
“When we talk about improving the health of individuals and communities prevention is key,” said Margaret B. Martinez, ChapCare’s CEO, “This means not only educating parents about the steps they need to take to ensure their child’s long-term health, but to make a full range of primary healthcare services easily accessible to the community.”
ChapCare’s Lincoln Health Center is located at 2055 Lincoln Avenue in the heart of the historically underserved Lincoln Corridor in northwest Pasadena. The 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will have a number of services available to the community on its first floor including:
• Preventive, diagnostic, and restorative dental services in a new 6 chair pediatric dental clinic (now available)
• Vision services in a new 4 room specialty care suite. Vision services include comprehensive eye exams and free or low-cost glasses (now available)
• Pediatric medical care, including routine examinations, immunizations, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses (these services will be available on November 9, 2015)
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 the Pasadena area. ChapCare began providing medical services in 1998 and dental services in 2001. Today, ChapCare is a network of HRSA-funded community health centers that provides healthcare services to countless insured, under-insured, and uninsured residents of the San Gabriel Valley.
ChapCare operates 4 health centers in Pasadena, 1 health center in Monrovia, and 2 health centers in El Monte/South El Monte. ChapCare provides over 64,000 primary healthcare visits annually to over 15,000 patients. The organization provides healthcare services for those who qualify at low-or no-cost (i.e. Medi-Cal, Medicare, and My Health LA programs) and accepts many Covered California health insurance plans.
For more information on ChapCare, please call (626) 398-6300 or visit www.chapcare.org.