GRANT HELPS LA HEALTH NON-PROFIT INCREASE TELEMEDICINE SERVICES
QueensCare Health Centers Receives $100K Grant from Health Net Improving Access to Care During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2020 – Telemedicine has become a vital tool to provide primary care medical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. QueensCare Health Centers (QHC) is proud to announce they were the recipient of a $100,000 grant from Health Net to increase and improve their telemedicine offerings. This grant comes at a time when LA County is potentially looking at additional three months of stay at home orders, making telemedicine even more integral to the health of Los Angeles’ low income communities.
“We recently started offering telehealth services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we see it as an effective way to extend our care beyond the walls of our health centers,” said Eloisa Perard, President and Chief Administrative Officer of QueensCare Health Centers. The entire Health Net Grant totals $13.4M and is being distributed to 138 Medi-Cal providers throughout California and is the largest grant ever awarded by a health plan for telemedicine services.
QueensCare Health Centers will utilize the Health Net grant to expand its existing telehealth services. These improvements will include technology upgrades such as new computers, phones, software, internet connectivity, and training and technical assistance for providers at each of QHC’s five health centers throughout Los Angeles.
“As we’re expecting stay at home orders for the next few months, telemedicine will be even more vital in helping us perform our mission of providing care to patients in need, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Perard. QueensCare Health Centers are located in Eagle Rock, Echo Park, East Los Angeles, Hollywood and now in Westlake. Offering primary, dental, vision care, and pharmacy and telemedicine services, these health centers help to maintain the health of some of LA’s most at risk populations.
For more information on QueensCare Health Centers or the services they provide, please go to queenscarehealthcenters.org or call (323) 635-1144.
About QueensCare Health Centers
Founded in 1998, QueensCare Health Centers is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides affordable healthcare to low-income and uninsured Los Angeles residents at five health centers located throughout Los Angeles. Originally founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Sacred Heart in 1897, QueensCare Health Centers continues this mission by providing preventative and direct care to Los Angeles area communities in need. For more information on the services they provide go to https://queenscarehealthcenters.org/ or call (323) 635-1144.