Published : Monday, February 12, 2018 | 3:57 PM
Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) has been awarded a $75,000 grant by the S. Mark Taper Foundation, a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities. The generous grant award will support the provision of over 490 high-quality medical visits to at-risk and uninsured patients in the San Gabriel Valley over a one-year period.
ChapCare offers primary medical care at 4 health centers in Pasadena, 1 health center in Monrovia, and 3 health centers in El Monte/South El Monte. Additional services are available at select ChapCare health center locations. These include: dental care, behavioral health counseling, specialty services (i.e. optometry and podiatry), on-site pharmacy, HIV specialty care, and health insurance screening and enrollment, among others.
“Access to primary healthcare services is critical to treat acute and chronic illnesses and support the long-term health of the communities we serve through important preventive care,” said Margaret B. Martinez MPH, ChapCare’s CEO. “We are grateful to the S. Mark Taper Foundation for providing these much-needed general operating support funds, which will expand access to primary healthcare services for those who are in-need.”
For more information on ChapCare and its services, please call (626) 398-6300 or visit www.chapcare.org.
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 3 health centers in El Monte/South El Monte. ChapCare provides over 64,000 primary healthcare visits annually to over 15,000 unduplicated patients.