San Gabriel School District Opens Healthy Start Clinic
San Gabriel School District last Friday opened a "school-linked" health center that will serve about 5,000 students, the Pasadena Star-News reports. The Healthy Start Family Resource Center will serve about 5,000 students as part of the state's Healthy Start program, which provides planning and program grants to local school districts that hope to establish health care services near school sites. The clinic, funded with a $153,481 grant from the L.A. Care Health Plan, includes two medical examination rooms, a children's center and offices and will offer medical care, dental referrals, free immunization clinics, tutoring, counseling and parental education to low-income area families. San Gabriel Superintendent Gary Goodson said, "What used to be a two-hour bus ride for county health care (services), we can now provide right here in this [clinic]" (Leech, Pasadena Star-News, 1/26).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.