Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. was established in 1986 and became an independent nonprofit corporation in 1987. We began providing our unique brand of health care through a primary care program subcontracted to various clinics in our community. We also collaborated with other local health organizations to begin providing health education and awareness on topics including youth empowerment, HIV/AIDS awareness, tobacco use prevention among teens and adults, tuberculosis, and hepatitis.
In 1997, our first community health center was opened to the public, allowing us to directly provide our clinical and education services, including to those who may not have been receiving care due to lack of insurance or ability to pay. Over the years, several renovation projects expanded and improved our center, including the addition of our pharmaceutical dispensary. From a small clinic with only 6 exam rooms to 4 comprehensive community health centers throughout Los Angeles County, APHCV continues to grow and expand to serve the continued needs of our community.
April 2001 saw the opening of our second location, situated on the campus of John Marshall High School in Los Angeles. This location allows us to provide direct health care, wellness services, and patient education to the students of John Marshall High School.
In August 2009, Belmont Health Services, our first mobile clinic, began operations on the campus of Belmont High School providing similar medical and health education services to students and local community members. A brand new 5,000 sqft building will soon be opening this spring.
In March 2012, we have opened our fourth community health center in El Monte, California to serve the growing health care needs of members of the San Gabriel Valley, many of whom travel to Los Angeles to seek the services they need.
What's new for APHCV? We continue to improve our care by constantly seeking out the best possible health care techniques and technologies, launching an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in the summer of 2012. The transition has been a huge investment of time and resources, but we believe it is an investment that will help our health care team and patients work together to achieve the best possible health outcome for patients.
We are also working towards Patient Centered Medical Home certification so that patients are confident that their providers and health care team have the tools and resources to deliver the best care possible and patients have a health care home for years to come.