Safety Measures We Are Taking

To Our APHCV Patients,

We hope you and your family are well and safe and thank you for choosing APHCV as your health care provider.

As APHCV begins providing care in person for you and many of our patients, I am writing this letter to provide you with information regarding safety measures we have in our facilities.

First, APHCV shall provide care in person gradually to ensure safety for everyone. Unless Patients must be seen in person due to disease manifestation or health information we need to acquire in person, APHCV continues to provide telephone visits for all of our Patients.

We screen all of our workforce members for their temperatures and symptoms every morning before they report to work and at the entrances of all of our facilities. If they have symptoms or high temperature or exposure, they are required to stay home and will not come to work until they take COVID 19 tests and results are negative. If they are positive, they are quarantined until our medical team gives them health clearance.

We screen all our Patients upon making in person appointments and again before they enter our facilities. If they have any COVID19 symptoms, they cannot enter the facilities but are seen by our Providers via phone. We ask all Patients that they must wear masks at all times while in our facilities. This includes when you are in an examination room before seeing your Provider.

We ensure the availability of our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Weekly, we check inventory, use, and supply to ensure the PPE availability is adequate. We ensure that all our workforce wear adequate PPE. Staff are constantly trained on how to use PPE.

Social distancing – We arranged our facility space so that 6ft social distancing is maintained in all areas including patient reception rooms. All of our business meetings are now conducted via WebEx to minimize contacts among our workforce members.

On-going safety monitoring – We have a COVID19 Incident Command Center which weekly check safety measures for our Patients and employees.

I hope this information helps assure you how much we at APHCV daily strive to maximize protection for you and our employees. Again, thank you for choosing APHCV as your trusted health care provider.

Sincerely,

Kazue Shibata
Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Join our APHCV team!

We are hiring for the following locations and positions below! If you are interested in applying, please visit our Career Page!

 

New Service Provided!

APHCV is pleased to inform you that we are starting our new service – podiatry service – at APHCV’s Los Feliz Health Center at 1530 Hillhurst Ave. Los Angeles, 90027. We will provide Out-Patient Podiatry services that are non-invasive or minor surgical procedures as follows.

When will this service be available?

This service will be available starting August 11 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-5:00pm. This service will be held at our APHCV Los Feliz location.

 

Here are some conditions that can be treated through Podiatry:

a. Diabetic foot care
b. Plantar Fasciitis with severe heel pain
c. Achilles tendinitis
d. Treatment of Bunions causing functional impairment or much pain using orthotics
e. Other foot related conditions

Please call (323) 644-3888 to make an appointment today!

 

 

We are Open!

To our APHCV Patients,

Due to the surge of COVID-19 cases, we are sad to hear that California will “re-close” many businesses and activities. To slow the spread of the virus, please maintain all safety precautions of wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. APHCV cares about you and your family’s health. Our APHCV Health Centers continue to be open to serve you and your families to address your health concerns. Please call us if you need to make a telephone appointment or have questions about your health at 323-644-3888.

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

During these unprecedented times, our goal here at APHCV is to assist our patients and community. Here is some information and questions you may have about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)

Who is eligible for DRAI funds?
DRAI funds are available to undocumented adults (over 18) who are not eligible for Federal COVID-19 assistance, such as the Federal Stimulus checks or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, and who have experienced hardship due to COVID-19. There is also a limit of $1,000 of DRAI funds per household (only two adults per household can receive the $500 disaster relief assistance).

How much money can I get?
The DRAI will give a $500 check to eligible undocumented immigrants, with a limit of $1,000 per household. The funds are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

When Can I apply for DRAI funds?
Individuals can apply for DRAI funds beginning May 18th.

How can I apply for DRAI funds?
In Los Angeles County undocumented adults may contact ONLY the following three organizations, please note language capacity to refer individuals to the right organization:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA (213) 241-8880 www.advancingjustice-la.org/drai   Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Farsi, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese
CARECEN (213) 315-2659 www.carecen-la.org/drai English/Spanish
CHIRLA (213) 201-8700 www.irelief.chirla.org English/Spanish

*For other counties please refer to the CDSS website’s list of organizations: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/immigration/covid-19-drai.

What can I expect from the DRAI application process?
Each non-profit organization listed above will provide site-specific information on how an individual can apply for assistance. This contact information is also available on CDSS website.

How will I receive my check?
The nonprofit organization who helped you apply will specify whether the assistance will be delivered by person pick-up or via mail. If the assistance is picked up in person, the non-profit will comply with physical distancing and other public health guidelines set by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to maximize safety.

Is the personal information provided to apply for this disaster relief assistance protected?
-The information provided to the nonprofit organizations will only be used to confirm eligibility and provide the assistance. The nonprofit organizations will provide general demographic information (e.g. age, gender, preferred language, etc.) about applicants to the State of California, but none of the personal information (e.g. name, address, etc.) provided by applicants or recipients will be given to any government agency

Will receiving this assistance make an individual a public charge?
This funding does not meet the current criteria for public charge–however, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has not issued specific guidance related to this assistance.

How is funding allocated to specific Non-profits for distribution?
The Los Angeles area has been allocated 31% of the total $75Million ($20Million) which will be distributed to some 40,000 people.

What Other Resources are Available to Me?
-Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) launched the California Immigrant Resilience Fund which seeks to raise $50 million to provide cash assistance to undocumented Californians and their families, who are ineligible for COVID-19 federal relief and state safety-net programs. The Resilience Fund is a separate but complementary effort to the State-funded DRAI Project that disburses private contributions to help undocumented Californians weather economic hardship amidst this pandemic. To see a list of organizations distributing Resilience Fund disaster assistance visit www.immigrantfundca.org/