Tuesday, January 13, 2009
There's a new community clinic dedicated to pediatric care in mid-city San Diego. The North Park Pediatric Clinic is designed to offer broad access to children from poor families. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The new clinic sits on 30th Street right in the heart of North Park. It's housed in a modern two-story building.
It features eleven examination rooms.
The clinic primarily treats children who have insurance through Medi-Cal or the Healthy Families program. But no one is turned away.
San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria says the clinic is badly needed.
Todd Gloria: We know that there are real barriers to accessing care in the mid-city community. We have a lot of families that don't have healthcare benefits through their employer. And so opportunities like this where you have high quality care right in your neighborhood, it's terrific.
Officials at the North Park Pediatric Clinic hope to treat about five-thousand children a year.
Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News.