SAN DIEGO – April 11, 2016 – San Diego Family Care (Linda Vista Health Center) announces the expansion of their nonprofit health center campus in Linda Vista, creating a one-stop medical, dental and mental health facility, which reflects the future of community health. With the increase in demand for access to care, the new health center creates more opportunities for current and potential patients to have their health needs met. San Diego Family Care’s newest facility officially opens to the public on Monday, May 9, 2016.
For more than 40 years, San Diego Family Care has provided high quality, culturally appropriate care in multiple languages to families in San Diego County. The new, 23,000-square-foot facility, located at 7011 Linda Vista Road, will accommodate an additional 40,000 patient visits in its first year. The following services are available:
- Adult Medicine
- Mental Health (Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers)
- Prenatal and reproductive care
- Teen Clinic
- On Site Laboratory and Pharmacy
- Clinical Trials
Established in the early 1970s, San Diego Family Care operates seven community health centers in City Heights and Linda Vista, well-known for their delivery of high quality care to all families in San Diego County. In 2015, San Diego Family Care delivered 96,000 visits to individuals in need. Multiple insurance types are accepted, including MediCal and Medicare, and all services are available on a sliding fee scale to uninsured individuals to ensure affordability.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to further serve our community with increased access to quality care through this new health center,” said Roberta Feinberg, M.S., Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Family Care. “At San Diego Family Care, we take the time to listen, find answers and provide quality care. With our focus on expanding access to care, our goal is to be your primary care provider.”
Over the years, the new Linda Vista facility was home to a Safeway supermarket, a Thrift Village thrift store, and a 96 Cent & Up store. Completely renovated, the new health center is bright, airy and features 19 exam rooms for adults and children, six dental operatories, a private mental health pavilion, lab, pharmacy, and five separate waiting rooms for each service offered. Each room is beautifully colorful and creates a welcoming atmosphere for patients and staff. Ample parking is also available.
A private grand opening celebration will be held on Tuesday, May 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to commemorate the health center expansion. Feinberg expects nearly 250 guests to attend the event, including elected officials, donors, board and staff members, and members of the Linda Vista and health care communities.
As a nonprofit health center, San Diego Family Care also relies on donations from the public to support:
- Meds-for-Kids Program: Just $5 will provide one prescription to one sick, uninsured child; a $1,000 donation will enable 200 prescriptions to low-income children;
- Laboratory Test Fund: Provides funds for lab tests for uninsured patients who only pay for the visit to the doctor, but cannot pay for their lab tests;
- Medical Equipment Fund: State of the art medical and dental equipment is critically needed at all times to insure the delivery of the highest possible quality care to the community. Donations insure SDFC’s success in maintaining a high level of public health in San Diego.
- Information Technology Fund: Financial support to this fund allows SDFC to maintain their electronic medical records, determine financial eligibility of patients and deliver high quality care.
To learn more about San Diego Family Care or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.sdfamilycare.org. To schedule an appointment at any one of the San Diego Family Care health centers, call 858-279-0925.
About San Diego Family Care
San Diego Family Care (SDFC) is the corporate name for seven nonprofit community health centers located in Linda Vista and City Heights. The Linda Vista Health Care Center is part of this health center group. Originally established in the early 1970’s, San Diego Family Care’s health centers have historically provided high quality, culturally appropriate primary care services to thousands of San Diego families annually, with all care delivered in multiple languages. In 2015, the corporation delivered 96,000 visits to individuals in need in San Diego County. SDFC health centers have been nationally recognized by the National Council on Quality Assurance for the high quality of care delivered. For more information on San Diego Family Care, visit www.sdfamilycare.org and connect with them on Facebook.