PITTSBURG CA – In August 2018 The Los Medanos Community Healthcare District (LMCHD) allocated $40,000 to the RotaCare Pittsburg Free Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul. The LMCHD has collaborated with RotaCare since its opening in 2011 and has continued to support the free clinic.
LMCHD will continue support the ongoing needs of the free clinic, which has provided more than 1468 Clinic Visits in FY 2017-2018, 778 being District residents.
LMCHD & RotaCare share the same clinic objectives: to Improve the access to healthcare for the uninsured and low-income, thereby improving the health and wellness of the community, to support preventative health efforts to promote the well-being of District residents and to reduce health disparities by providing health services to an underserved population. The mission of the Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul aligns strategically with the goals of LMCHD
The $40,00 allocation will be used to provide Pharmaceuticals, Lab Services, X-rays, MRI’s, Ultrasounds, Medical supplies, Diabetic supplies, and Healthy Families-Nutrition, Meal Prep, and Fitness classes particularly for residents of Bay Point and Pittsburg, where significant health disparities exist.
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About the Healthy Families-Nutrition, Meal Prep, and Fitness Classes:
Healthy Families classes are offered 6 times per year, and consist of 6 classes, (one per week for 6 weeks). The goal of this program is to reduce modifiable risk factors and maintenance for chronic disease, specifically Diabetes & Hypertension. LMCHD supports education, cooking classes, field trips, fitness groups, stress reduction and counseling sessions to participants recruited through the RotaCare Clinic in Pittsburg.