Community Health Center Resources for Seniors in the Orange County / Long Beach Area
The Long Beach area of California is home to nearly half a million citizens, and is a little more than 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles. With this many people to serve, a large number of community health centers have sprung up in the area, many of which are specialty centers, but most of which serve the masses. Here are a sampling of some of the community centers in the Orange County / Long Beach area offering high quality healthcare to area residents.
If you need assistance getting to these facilities, a professional in home caregiver from a licensed Orange County / Long Beach Home Care Organization can help.
Long Beach Health Center offers planned parenthood services for couples, including birth control, pregnancy testing, pregnancy termination, STD testing, and HIV testing. Men’s health care and women’s health care is also provided, although the primary focus is on planned parenthood services and counseling. For those unable to afford medical insurance, the Center extends services on a free or low-payment basis.
The Children’s Clinic at Long Beach was founded way back in 1939, and continues to serve children and their families in the Long Beach area, especially those who come from low-income situations and may not be able to afford proper health insurance otherwise. The stated mission of the Clinic is to provide high quality healthcare to all members of the community, regardless of financial condition, to establish an active, healthy community.
The Long Beach Walk-in Medical Clinic is committed to providing high quality healthcare without charging the going rate for such services, and in most cases same-day appointments can be accommodated to better service area residents. The focus at this clinic is on providing great medical services as quickly as possible to people, right when it is most needed. Board-certified physicians are always on hand to provide top-notch health care, even for walk-ins who haven’t been able to make a prior appointment.
The FPA Women’s Health Clinic of Long Beach is open every day of the week, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and it provides women’s health care services and family planning services to individuals in the Long Beach area. Women can receive annual exams, get PAP smears done, be tested for STD’s and vaginal infections, or simply receive immunizations against disease. Family planning services include pregnancy termination, pregnancy testing, birth control pills, and sonograms.
The Center at Long Beach provides healthcare as well as many social services for those in the LGBTQ community, and has a special sensitivity for those who feel uncomfortable attending other kinds of healthcare centers. Mental health counseling is a strong suit here, as well as testing for HIV and STD’s, and services for seniors, youths, and trans-gender individuals.
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