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Central Neighborhood Health Foundation
By Sentinel News Service
Published May 26, 2020

Central Neighborhood Health Foundation (CNHF) has operated as a designated Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) since September 2010. The organization is dedicated to addressing the health care needs of low income, uninsured families and individuals across South Los Angeles.

CNHF has partnered with Los Angeles Ninth District City Councilman, Curren Price to offer free COVID-19 testing to all of the residents in South Central Los Angeles regardless of their ability to pay. This effort was launched because COVID-19 is infecting and killing African Americans and Latinos at alarming rates.

Kenneth Orduna, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of CNHF said, “The disproportionate infection rate and mortality among our residents must to be addressed that is why I have directed this initiative. And since our community residents are not going to Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City testing stations get tested, we are bringing the COVID-19 testing to the residents.  Most of our patients suffer from comorbidities like hypertension, diabetes, obesity and asthma which are tied to COVID-19 complications.”

Drive through and walk up testing is being conducted at the parking lots of Second Baptist Church parking lots, 2412 Griffith Ace Los Angeles 90011 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.  Testing will moved to CNHF clinics 2707 South Central Ave LA 90011 and 2619 South Grand Ave, La 90037. Appointments are encouraged. Participants will not be required to be symptomatic nor will they be require to undergo screening in order to be tested for further information please call (844)-660-9086

 

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