Like many teenagers, Danny, 15, gave little thought to a sore toe. The San Fernando High School student continued playing soccer daily. Soon his toe swelled to the point where he could barely walk. With no health insurance, Danny endured the pain and stopped playing soccer until a teacher noticed his limp and referred him to the Teen Health Center. He was given antibiotics for an infection caused by an ingrown toenail. At the clinic, he was referred to a podiatrist and received help applying for insurance. Today, Danny is pain free and playing soccer again!
Like many of his peers, the teen knows he is fortunate that he has access to a state-of-the-art medical and dental center that opened in 2015 on his campus.
San Fernando High School’s new 5,300-square-foot health center operated by Northeast Valley Health Center (NEVHC) services more than 2,500 students who attend San Fernando, MacAlister and Mission Continuation high schools. Dental services are available to those students and to residents who are 6 months to 21 years old living in Northeast San Fernando Valley.
Since 1987, NEVHC has operated a health center on the campus of San Fernando High School to offer medical care to the uninsured and underserved students. Although only 55 percent of the patients seen at the health center are insured, all services are available to students regardless of their ability to pay. In nearly 30 years, the clinic has provided more than 100,000 patient visits.
To continue providing these essential services to patients like Danny, we need financial support from YOU. Your donation will help teens access medical, dental and behavioral health services on campus.
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