Health clinics get more funding

NORWALK - Supervisors last week approved $15.7 million in funding to expand community clinic capacity in Los Angeles County.In the Fourth District, which includes Downey and the surrounding area, seven clinics will receive almost $4.8 million to expand primary care services and improve infrastructure. Twelve new exam rooms will also be built, county officials said. Among the clinics earmarked for funding are Norwalk Regional Health Center in Norwalk and Sacred Heart Family Health Clinic in Paramount. "With all the overcrowding issues we are facing throughout the county, community clinics are more important than ever," said Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe.

********** Published: January 22, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 40