Central Los Angeles : District, Hospital Team Up to Open Health Clinic at School

A clinic for students opened Wednesday at Second Street Elementary School in Boyle Heights, the result of a partnership between White Memorial Medical Center, a nonprofit private hospital, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The new health care center is the first of its kind in the school district, according to hospital officials, and will be able to provide free medical services three days a week.

"I believe our efforts will enhance the students' abilities to make a valuable contribution to their family units and to community life," said Cordelia Williams, the director of community-based care for White Memorial.

"We will do immunizations, health screenings and also health promotion and disease prevention education," Williams said.

The clinic will be staffed by a physician, a physician's assistant and a receptionist, Williams said, and is located in a 900-square-foot room in the school.

To celebrate the opening of the health center, officials unveiled a mural depicting children dressed up as doctors and nurses that was painted in the clinic.

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