2019 - The Future
The Future Is Here
Westside Family Health Center has entered the next stage of its evolution by signing a 20-year lease for a new site located at 3861 Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City. The location is more centrally located to the communities WFHC serves with easier access via the Interstate 405, major thoroughfares, and a short walk from three major bus carriers, and the Expo metro station.
The new building is approximately 24,000 square feet: three times as large as all WFHC’s current spaces combined, with four times as much clinic space. Construction begins on March 1, 2019, and WFHC projects that it will relocate and begin seeing patients in its new state-of-the-art site by October 1, 2019. Over the next five years, WFHC projects that it will double the number of patients it sees as current programs are expanded, new programs are added, providers are hired, and increased outreach and marketing begin to show results.
Founded in 1974 as the Women’s Health Care Project to education women about their bodies and their health, Westside Family Health Center has evolved over its history to respond to the health needs of the vulnerable people and underserved communities that it serves, and to reduce barriers to care. No patient is turned away for inability to pay.
WFHC currently offers affordable, award-winning care through five programs: Family Practice, Blooming Babies (Prenatal), Strong Start (Pediatrics), Reproductive Health Services, and Community Outreach & Education (COE).
But our patients need more. They need affordable vision, dental, and mental health services. In accordance with its mission to provide comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective health care in an educational and supportive environment that empowers patients to take an assertive role in caring for their well-being through all stages of life, WFHC has dreamed of being able to provide more services to more people, especially as these services become more expensive and harder to access.
Now that dream is coming true.
WFHC estimates that its fundraising campaign, entitled Healthy Futures, will require $15 million over five years. This includes all costs, both capital and operating, that relate to the relocation and ramping up of new services.
WFHC is excited to enter the next stage of its evolution, to provide more essential health services to an increasingly vulnerable community of people who need them, to help create a healthy future for all members of our community.
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