December 07, 2012 at 17:41 PM EST
Bienvenidos Community Health Center in East Los Angeles Hosts Health Fair to Celebrate Launch of New Clinic

Elected officials joined UnitedHealthcare and Bienvenidos to unveiled a new mobile clinic at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today in East Los Angeles.

Representatives of UnitedHealthcare and Bienvenidos cut the ribbon at a ceremony to launch Bienvenid ...

Representatives of UnitedHealthcare and Bienvenidos cut the ribbon at a ceremony to launch Bienvenidos Mobile Health Clinic. Front Row left to right: Brandon Cuevas, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of California; Rafael Gonzales-Amezcua, chief medical officer, Bienvenidos; Ritchie Geisel, president and CEO, Bienvenidos; and Terence Offenberger, M.D., market medical director, UnitedHealthcare of California. Back row left to right: Diana Buehler, chief operating officer, Bienvenidos; Monica Garcia, board president, Los Angeles Unified School District; Jaime Rodriguez, district representative for state Sen. Ron Calderon; Larry Frank, Los Angeles city deputy mayor; and Russell Bennett, vice president, UnitedHealthcare's Latino Health Solutions (Photo: Jamie Rector).

Bienvenidos’ Community Mobile Health Clinic, made possible by a $41,000 grant by UnitedHealthcare, will bring essential primary care health services to children and families in underserved communities in East Los Angeles. It will be staffed by a physician or nurse practitioner and will provide a range of health care services including primary care, vaccinations, health screenings and family-planning services.

The mobile health clinic was unveiled at a community health fair today where hundreds of children, families and community leaders toured the mobile unit, received flu shots and health screenings for diabetes and hypertension, and checked their blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). Local health experts provided tips on health, wellness and nutrition.

About Bienvenidos
Bienvenidos is a non-profit community-based organization that delivers a comprehensive array of services including foster care, mental health therapy, community health clinics, school readiness and youth development.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealth Group is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

Contacts:

UnitedHealthcare
Matthew Yi, 714-226-3842
matthew.yi@uhc.com
or
Bienvenidos
Deborah Villar, 213-785-5906
dvillar@bienvenidos.org
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