Community Health Alliance of Pasadena Brings the Gift of Christmas Cheer to Children and their Families in the San Gabriel Valley

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena Brings the Gift of Christmas Cheer to Children and their Families in the San Gabriel ValleyCommunity Health Alliance of Pasadena Brings the Gift of Christmas Cheer to Children and their Families in the San Gabriel ValleyCommunity Health Alliance of Pasadena Brings the Gift of Christmas Cheer to Children and their Families in the San Gabriel ValleyCommunity Health Alliance of Pasadena Brings the Gift of Christmas Cheer to Children and their Families in the San Gabriel Valley

From STAFF REPORTS

11:58 am | December 19, 2016


On Friday, December 16 ChapCare hosted its Annual Holiday Extravaganza, at two health centers in the San Gabriel Valley: the Lincoln health center in Pasadena, and Peck health center in El Monte.

At this year’s event, over 400 children and their families attended at our two locations. They were able to enjoy an afternoon filled with arts and crafts, music, holiday stories, tasty treats, toys (one for each child), and of course, a photo with Santa.

ChapCare is a leading safety-net provider in the areas it serves. The organization provides over 90% of the low-income medical visits in the City of Pasadena. The organization serves a primarily low-income patient population, with 59% being Latino, and many Spanish speaking.

ChapCare has 3,291 children ages 0-17 in its medical practice, many of whom are low-income and underserved.

“ChapCare values its patients, and is always looking for ways to support their overall well-being,” said Margaret B. Martinez MPH, ChapCare’s Chief Executive Officer. “ChapCare’s Holiday Extravaganza embodies the true spirit of Christmas with small businesses and community members donating what they can to enrich the lives of those patients who are less fortunate.”

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 healthcare services to countless 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 patients.

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