Supervisor Don Knabe was pleased to announce today that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $15.57 million in funding to expand community clinic capacity throughout the County. Seven clinics in the Fourth District will receive almost $5 million for expansion.
The total allocation to Fourth District clinics is $4,795,653, of which $4,016,808 will go to expanding primary care services and $778,845 will go to new and improved infrastructure at the clinics. Included in the overall expansion are 12 new exam rooms. The following is a list of the Fourth District community clinics that will receive funding:
Harbor Community Clinic in San Pedro
Northeast Community Clinic in Wilmington
Norwalk Regional Health Center in Norwalk
Sacred Heart Family Health Clinic in Paramount
The Children’s Clinic in Long Beach
Westside Neighborhood Clinic in Long Beach
Wilmington Community Clinic in Wilmington
With all of the overcrowding issues we are facing throughout the County, community clinics are more important than ever, said Supervisor Knabe. By expanding clinic capacity, we are not only allowing more residents to access low-cost healthcare services, but we are alleviating strain on an emergency care system that is in a very fragile state.