Health Net Inc. announced Thursday a total of $200,000 in charitable grants to four Los Angeles County federally qualified health centers.
The grant recipients are JWCH Institute Inc., Northeast Valley Health Corp., Valley Community Healthcare and the Venice Family Clinic.
“These charitable grants are intended to meaningfully help expand the reach and capabilities of the health centers, whose patients are primarily covered by the Medi-Cal program,” said Patricia Clarey, chief state health programs officer for Health Net.
“The funding, among other things, will help them expand their physical facilities and invest in new equipment and technology to help them better serve their patients,” she said.
Additionally, Health Net is providing a total of $168,000 in charitable grants to 18 primary care physicians in Los Angeles, Kern, Sacramento, Stanislaus and Tulare counties.
“Each physician will be granted between $2,000 and $15,000 to help make a meaningful patient-experience improvement at the physicians’ offices,” Clarey said. “Examples include the purchase of medical equipment like weight scales, barrier-free exam tables and lifts for special needs or disabled patients.”