2005, Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH) completed a Community Needs Assessment funded by Kaiser Permanente. It concluded that there was a critical need for expansion of primary care, prevention and education services for the uninsured and underinsured.
2006 Antelope Valley Community Clinic Advisory Board was created. Committee members included major providers, organizations & Community members: AV Hospital, Lancaster Community Hospital, High Desert Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente, County of Los Angeles and the Cities of Lancaster.
In March 2007 we incorporated as 501 C 3 and FQHC compliant Board
In August 2007 we received a start-up grant from Kaiser Permanent for $250,000
In March 2008 we acquired Care-A-Van Mobile Clinic from VNCS/PICF
In August 2008 we received $500,000 grant from LA Care.
In January 2009 we received Ahmanson Grant for $350,000
In March 2009 we acquired Clinic in Palmdale.
In April 2009 we began construction on Phase 1 clinic in Lancaster. License in June 09
In August 2009 we opened the Lancaster Clinic
In September 2009 we submitted FQHC Look-Alike Application
In January 2010 we received $350,000 & $850,000 from County for PPP Expansion
In March 2010 we received Parson’s Foundation Grant for $150,000 for construction
In March 2010 we received approval of FQHC Look-Alike
In April 2010 we began construction on 15,000 Health and Wellness Clinic
In April 2010 we signed lease on 6,500 sf Clinic in Palmdale with plans to move existing clinic in July
Palmdale- 2,800 sf opened March 1, 2009. Acquired from local physician. Primarily Women and Children but have expanded to adult medicine. Temp space until we move to larger clinic in Palmdale. Seeing about 750 patients a month.
Lancaster-Arbor Grove 2,800 sf. Opened in August 2009. 7 Exam rooms. Will see pediatrics & adult medicine. About 600 patient per month. When larger Health and Wellness Center opens we will maintain this space for older adults and or prevention and disease management care such as our new Diabetes Education & Treatment program. The new facility will be for Women’s Services including OB and Pre-natal, pediatrics and Family Medicine.
AVCC Lancaster Arbor Grove 2,800 sf 7 exam rooms. Adjacent to Health and Wellness Center. Will continue to use for Adult Medicine and Specialty Clinics
2,800 Lancaster Clinic Completed 8.09 next to Health & Wellness Center
Antelope Valley Community Clinic-Palmdale 2,800 sf 6 exam rooms acquired March 1, 2009 Seeing 750 patients per month. License in June 2009
New Palmdale July 1 st 2010 6,500 square feet. 14 exam rooms
20 more exam rooms. Expanding our primary care, pediatrics, OB, dental and specialty care clinics. Adjacent to existing Lancaster clinic. Store all Mobile Clinics behind building and consolidate all administrative functions plus education and outreach programs
FQHC- or 330 Look-Alike-Received approval April 2010
- FQHC allows significantly enhanced reimbursement on all Medi-Cal and Medicare patients
- FQHC provides us with 5 times the revenue for all Medi-Cal and Medi-cal HMO patients
- FQHC Competitive Grants also provide $650,000/year as part of $11 Billion Health Care reform package
Other sources of funding
Medi-Cal, CHDP, CDP, Family Pact, Healthy Families, Healthy Way LA, EAPC, PPP, Medicare, LA Care & other HMO’s
Foundation Support-Current: Kaiser, Ahmanson, United Way, Blue Shield, Komen, Avon Foundations, Ahmanson, Boeing, California Wellness, California Community
Potential: S. Mark Taper, Annenberg, Weingart and The California Endowment.
Construction Start-Up Funding $500,000 $250,000 $40,000 $200,000 Kaiser Permanente $100,000 The Ahmanson Foundation $350,000 The Ralph M. Parson’s Foundation $150,000 The California Wellness Foundation $150,000
Operational Support Kaiser Permanente Rural Health Grant Healthy Families Family PACT Public Private Partnership Expanded Access to Primary Care Medi-Cal UNITED WAY's Cancer Detection Program The California Wellness Foundation