Archivo de la categoría: Salud Mental

Klotz Student Health Center

SHALEEKA POWELL
EL NUEVO SOL—SALUD

Cal State University Northridge’s Klotz Student Health Center provides many basic services for no charge for currently enrolled students. The university’s student fees include a $56 health fee per semester that pays for the basic services provided. The services include annual physicals, cold and flu care, immunizations, care for injuries, sexual and reproductive health, and laboratory tests and X-rays. Physicals where documentation is required are $25.00. Students interested in birth control should learn more about free family planning services available at the health center through the Family PACT Program (Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment), a state funded program for low-income residents. Laboratory tests that can be performed at the health center and basic x-rays are available at no cost.

Services that are not free for current students are Dental Clinic and Optometry, Complementary alternative medicine and the pharmacy. Dental Clinic services include: basic exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, crowns, and teeth whitening. Optometry Clinic services include eye exams, contact lens fittings and red eye visits. The health center also fills glasses and contact lens prescriptions. Complementary alternative medicine include: acupuncture, chiropractic care, and massage therapy all ranging from $10 to $30. Pharmacists fill prescriptions from health center physicians and clinicians outside the health center. Low-cost, over the counter products are available for purchase without a prescription. Dermatologists and physical therapy are also offered for a low-cost. Students can schedule appointments using the online system, by phone, or even walk-ins. Appointments that are not kept and not cancelled within a minimum of 2 hours prior to the appointment time receive a charge of $5.00. The health center is located east of the Bookstore and south of the University Student Union. For additional information visit the Klotz Student Center website or call 818-677-1200.

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Preventative Health

EMMANUEL REID and JESUS ARAUJO
EL NUEVO SOL—SALUD

Preventative health care is a solid method to establish and maintain a healthy life-style. With backing from the Affordable Care Act, this concept of preventative health care may seem foreign to many, ultimately it means taking preventative measures when approaching one’s health. According to the US National Library of Medicine there is a four-tiered preventive classification system in place: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Prevention. The U.S. Institute of Medicine, the NIDA and the European Monitoring Centre all use this classification system. Primary prevention involves methods to avoid occurrence of disease. Most population-based health promotion efforts are of this type. Secondary prevention involves methods to diagnose and treat disease in early stages before it causes significant morbidity. Tertiary prevention involves methods to reduce negative impact of extant disease by restoring function and reducing disease-related complications. Finally Quaternary prevention involves methods to mitigate or avoid results of unnecessary or excessive interventions in the health system.
The Agency for Health Research and Quality brings insight on prevented health for those that have Internet access this website is very user friendly and can also be translated from English to Spanish. The service that is provided is essential for human service, especially for those who are not able to help themselves. Having the symptoms of possible disease and injuries make it much easier to look up and find out what is going on with your body.
The clinical information that is given by this website is very helpful for those who want to find out what precautionary steps to take in case they cannot make it to the hospital that very second. The browse for information feature allows you to choose from a list of subject area of interest in alphabetical order. From AIDS, dental Health, and minority Health. ahrq.gov has a clinical section, which allows the reader to look at reviews to further educate yourself. The what’s new feature on the website stays up to date in the newest news, reports, clinical information, consumer & patients, funding opportunities, data & survey and research finding. www.ahrq.gov helps to put out funding information for people to look and also see if their cause in the medical field can have funding assistance.

The location of Agency for the Healthcare Research and quality office of communication and knowledge transfer is located at 540 Gaither Road, suite 200 Rockville, MD 20850. The inquire number is (301)427-1104.­   
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by Manny Reid and Jesus Araujo

East Los Angeles Women’s Center

JESSICA RIVERA and SOPHIA SELASSIE
EL NUEVO SOL—SALUD

East Los Angeles Women’s Center (ELAWC)

1255 South Atlantic Boulevard

Los Angeles, Ca 90022

“Every woman is entitled to a peaceful, safe home and to be treated with honor, respect, and equality. Add your voice to our numbers.”

The East Los Angeles Women’s Center, is a 24-hour crisis hotline for survivors of sexual assault in Southern California, ensures that women and their families live in a place free from violence. This center assists survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and HIV/AIDS throughout Los Angeles. ELAWC provides direct assistance to more than 1,200 women at risk and their families, and nearly 900 pre-school age children. The organization makes this possible with the variety of programs it offers which include: the Sexual Assault, Rape and Battering program, Domestic Violence Services, Mental Health and Therapeutic Parenting Programs, HIV/AIDS prevention Services and testing, and a Promotora Program.

Through their “Promotoras en Accion” program they have trained and certified volunteers from the community to educate women on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, sexual assault, and domestic violence prevention.“Promotoras” empower girls and women by teaching them how to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and STIs, raising awareness of domestic and sexual violence, and helping them navigate the social and health care systems said education coordinator Sandra Ibarra.They conduct culturally sensitive workshops and presentations regularly at local schools, churches, and other community forums. They focus on a variety of topics from the importance of communication with partners to self-defense tactics.

Crisis advocates are available to accompany survivors to hospitals, court dates, and police interviews. The center provides individual, group, and family counseling, and makes referrals to outside agencies when necessary.

ELAWC works with various organizations like Break the Cycle, LA Child Guidance, CHIRLA, and National Teen Helpline. ELAWC also helps veteran women who were raped, http://invisiblewarmovie.com/ , or sexually assaulted by fellow soldiers during the war in Iraq.

Domestic Violence Program:

  • Crisis intervention
  • CalWORKS Case management
  • Individual, family, and group therapy and support
  • Parenting classes
  • Independent living skills training and job readiness training
  • Transportation
  • Referral services and advocacy
  • Community awareness and prevention programs
  • Promotora Support
  • Healing Groups

Sexual Violence

  • Crisis intervention and support via a bilingual hotline available 24/7
  • 24-hour accompaniment services to local hospitals
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Court and law enforcement accompaniment and advocacy
  • Support services for children, family, and friends of survivors
  • Self-defense presentations in local high schools, community colleges, and neighborhood venues
  • Prevention services, community education, and professional training

For more information,

Call (800)585-6231, this hotline is free and confidential.

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm 9 (323) 526-5819.