As Californias students prepare to head back to school, independent
patient-advocacy group Californians for Patient Care reminds parents
they can help their kids start the year off right by getting an annual
With the new school year fast approaching, we want to remind parents
that good health can make all the difference in a childs school year.
Missing even a few days of school each year due to preventable illness
can put kids and parents who have to miss work to stay home with them
at a disadvantage, says Carmella Gutierrez, president of Californians
for Patient Care.
The organization reminds families without adequate health insurance and
who might be concerned about the affordability of preventive care, that
there are many facilities throughout the state offering health services
at little or no cost which can help their kids get and stay healthy.
Those of us at Californians for Patient Care can help you find the care
you need, when you need it, Gutierrez adds.
People can access this network of low-cost and no-cost healthcare
providers, services and programs by clicking on the blue button at www.calpatientcare.org
or by visiting www.myhealthresource.org.
After typing in basic search information, Californians can find a
comprehensive list of local healthcare facilities that provide primary
care, dental, mental health and vision services to people with minimal
or no health insurance. Along with information on local healthcare
service providers, Californians for Patient Care also provides
information on chronic disease management, how to shop for health
insurance, information on new research studies and links to helpful
organizations and websites.
Kids in California are facing all kinds of health challenges, including
teen obesity and high asthma rates, said Gutierrez. Our kids deserve
the best possible circumstances in which to thrive and it all starts
with good physical and mental health.
Californians for Patient Care is a nonprofit organization based in
Sacramento dedicated to protecting the interests of patients and
ensuring all California consumers have fair and equitable access to
high-quality healthcare. For more information, visit www.calpatientcare.org.