A mobile clinic opened in northwestern San Fernando Valley on Thursday, August 5, aimed at providing mental and physical health services to underserved residents.
The clinic is a partnership between Alderman John Lee and the Mission City Community Network, offering physical exams, dental exams, general medicine, blood tests, vaccinations, on-site laboratory services, women’s health, and behavioral health through its mobile clinic services.
“With so many people unemployed and without health insurance in these tough economic times, we need to make sure we stand in the void to keep things from getting worse,” said Nik Gupta, CEO of MCCN.
MCCN also has eight nonprofit inpatient clinics across the valley and 17 across Los Angeles County.
“For many uninsured and low-income families in the Valley, access to health and social services is still a struggle,” said Lee. “I am proud to partner with the Mission City Community Network and join their efforts to provide physical and mental health services to more of our underserved populations.”
The clinic will care for families affiliated with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire PALS, a nonprofit committed to reducing juvenile delinquency and creating safe communities by providing enrichment programs for low-income and vulnerable children and adolescents after school Provides.
“We are very excited that this mobile clinic is coming to the Trebek Center after it opens,” said Ken Craft, CEO of Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. “People affected by homelessness often lack access to regular medical care, and as a result, it is not uncommon for existing physical and mental health problems to worsen.”
The clinic will also travel to temporary accommodation in the San Fernando Valley.