The Downey Family Care Center
Today 5/21/2014, Dr. Natalie Nevins, CEO for AD+ World Health along with PIH Health Hospital - Downey, handed over the keys to Al Ballesteros, CEO of JWCH Institute. JWCH runs Federally Qualified Health Centers in Southern California. The Downey clinic with be their 9th. It is anticipated that the clinic will be open for business in the next 2-3 months caring for our under served population in Southeast LA. We are very excited to have this building project completed and we wish to thank everyone who has so generously donated and supported this project.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED CENTER
Access to preventative medicine is the key to a healthy community. This begins with access to primary care health services that partner with the patient to provide education as well as direct care. The center will be a medical home for families lacking full medical service access. The center's education, preventative care, and holistic, family-centered approach will decrease morbidity, decrease healthcare costs, improve emergency room wait-time for those with true emergency medical problems and overall improve the quality of life for Downey’s surrounding communities.
The center will be a team training site for DRMC’s Family Practice residents, medical students, nursing students, Family Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants in training, Optometry/Podiatry/Dental students in training from Western University of Health Sciences.
Clinic services are projected to include:
- Comprehensive Primary care for children, adults and seniors
- Pre-natal care and education
- Preventive education on asthma, diabetes, heart disease, HIV, STD’s, teen pregnancy,
- Women, Infants & Children (WIC) enrollment
- Urgent care services
- Basic radiology and lab services
- Some medication services
- After hours and weekend appointments
- Patients seen regardless of ability to pay
- Nutritional and exercise education
- Mental Health referrals and counseling on-site
- Community Outreach
The facility will include nine treatment rooms, radiology, laboratory, medication dispensing, two counseling/education rooms and a conference room for resident and patient education. In addition to primary and urgent care services for indigent patients. The Clinic will serve as a referral source for low-income populations and as a follow-up facility for those discharged from the hospital.