FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2021
U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu joins ChapCare and Westfield Santa Anita in Opening a New Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Pop-up clinic will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations at Westfield Santa Anita through the end of the year
LOS ANGELES—Today, Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) joined ChapCare, and Westfield Santa Anita to open a new COVID-19 vaccination community clinic. The pop-up clinic will operate at Westfield Santa Anita through the end of the year, and will offer free COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) for all eligible age groups.
“Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, two thirds of Americans over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated! This is incredible progress that has meant fewer hospitalizations and fewer deaths. But to end this pandemic and put a stop to new threats like the Delta variant, we still need to get these numbers up. That is why I am so thrilled that ChapCare has launched this new pop-up clinic to make it easier than ever for people to get their shot. I’m grateful to everyone who is working to help us defeat this virus, from the healthcare professionals at clinics like ChapCare to the front line workers to everyone who has gotten their vaccination shot. I want everyone to know that vaccines are safe, effective, and our best hope for returning to normal. So please, make an appointment and get yours today!”
Founded in 1995 by a group of community residents, city officials, and healthcare agencies, ChapCare provides primary healthcare services to uninsured and under-insured residents of the San Gabriel Valley, serving more than 16,000 patients a year. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, ChapCare has become an even more vital public health resource, offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination, and telehealth options for its patients and the community.
“It has been our longstanding mission to remove barriers that prevent individuals from accessing healthcare by bringing quality, comprehensive and innovative medical services into their communities,” said ChapCare CEO, Margaret B. Martinez. “That’s why we are thrilled about this partnership with Westfield Santa Anita and our healthcare champion Congresswoman Judy Chu which will help bring more relevancy to the importance of being vaccinated and increasing community access to COVID-19 vaccination leading up to the holidays.”
“We are proud to partner with ChapCare and Representative Judy Chu to increase access to vaccinations for the San Gabriel Valley Community,” said Debbie Oung, Marketing Director for Westfield Santa Anita. The efforts to increase vaccination rates is a part of the company’s ongoing #WestfieldCares program first launched in April 2020 in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative aims to help some of the most vulnerable populations in the communities where it operates, including making monetary and in-kind donations to local organizations that serve groups including those experiencing homelessness, economically disadvantaged families, seniors, and children. Westfield is offering the chance to win $100 a week for a year along with other prizes to those who get vaccinated.
The ChapCare COVID-19 clinic will be located in Suite #F18 on the second floor of Westfield Santa Anita, next to JC Penney. The clinic will be open to the public on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. To book an appointment call ChapCare at 626.398.6300. Walks-ins are also welcome. For more information about this program visit: www.chapcare.org
ChapCare is a 501(c3) organization founded in 1995 by a group of community residents, city officials, and health care agencies to establish primary healthcare services for low-income, uninsured residents in Pasadena. ChapCare began providing medical services in 1998 and dental services in 2001. Since 2013, ChapCare has been recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), providing family and pediatric care, dental, behavioral services, optometry, podiatry and much more. ChapCare provides with comprehensive primary healthcare services, including medical, dental, and behavioral health services to more than 16,000 patients per year. The Pasadena-based nonprofit also offers free healthcare insurance enrollment assistance through its Cover California Navigator Program. Their certified enrollment counselors assist community members to enroll in health insurance plans available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ChapCare plays an integral part in making healthcare services accessible to low-income community members. ChapCare has been awarded a quality leader health center that is now a national model that has successfully demonstrated how a public-private municipal partnership can help transform the healthcare landscape of local communities. ChapCare has HRSA Health Center program seal of approval as a COVID-19 trusted resource for the community and data reporter. ChapCare has clinics in Pasadena, El Monte/South El Monte and Monrovia, serving the greater San Gabriel community.
About Westfield Santa Anita
Located directly off the 210 Freeway approximately seven miles from Pasadena, Westfield Santa Anita is the premier retail destination for the San Gabriel Valley and neighborhoods as San Marino, Hastings Ranch and Sierra Madre. Visitors can choose from such outstanding brands as Nordstrom, Kate Spade, lululemon, Free People, Sephora, H&M, Michael Kors, Uniqlo, and Zara. Favorite dining options include the first U.S. location for Chinese sensation HaiDiLao HotPot, plus two award-winning restaurants from Asia—Dongpo and Din Tai Fung. In addition, the property’s Food Alley is a one-of-a-kind, stylishly designed foodie destination featuring Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake, Noodle St, Jay Bird’s Nashville Hot Chicken, and Yomie’s Yogurt.