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Health Connections
Carla Garcia

On Thursday April 22. Santa Monica College had their annual Health fair. The fair was organizes by Gloria Lopez MSN., R.N. All the organizations that were present at the fair were very nice and welcoming to all the students who came and visited their booths. The organizations that were present offer specials and programs helpful for student with needs, and helpful solutions to their problems. Below is a list of organizations present at the fair and useful information in contacting them.

APLA: Aids Project Los Angeles
-provides information about all the STD’s in English and Spanish
www. hivtest.org
www. hivla.org

Planned Parenthood
(323) 226-0800 (310) 787-2666 (213) 380-5143 (818) 843-2009
(626) 443-3844 (562) 866-0556 (909) 620-4268

Rape Treatment Center~ Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
(310) 319-4000

Westside Pregnancy Resource Center
- provides information about the Earn While you Learn Program, which helps women who are
pregnant or have a child under the age of 2 and come from low income families.
828 Pico Blvd Suite #7
Santa Monica, California 90405
(310) 581-1140

Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center
-provide low cost reproductive healthcare and psychological counseling services to thousands
of women, men and teens.
9911 West Pico Blvd Suite 500
Los Angeles, California 90035
(310) 203-8899
(310) 203-8555~fax

Connection for children
- A non-profit childcare resource and referral agency committed to improving the education,
development and well-being of all children by providing assistance and support to families.
2701 Ocean Park Blvd Suite #253
Santa Monica California 90405
(310) 452-3325 (310) 452-3984
email: cfci@cfc-ca.org

Clare Foundation Inc.
- Provides services to all these seeking recovery from alcoholism and substance abuse
1871 9th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
(310) 314-6200 (310) 396-6974
Email: info @ clarefoundation.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
-The world’s largest private funding of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research and local, state, and ‘
national advocacy programs.

Recovery INC.
-Teaches people how to identify and control the thoughts, reactions and behaviors that are causing their
physical and emotional symptoms.
Greater Los Angeles area
(310) 322-6411
International Headquarters
802 N Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
(312) 337-5661
(312) 337-5756 ~fax

Edmund D Edelman- Westside Mental Health Center Adult Service
- provides rehabilitation of serious and persistently mental ill individuals though state-of-the-art care
with the assistance of medication management, vocational rehabilitation and an extensive group
11080 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90064
(310) 966-6500

Suicide Prevention Center
- Founded in 1958 and the 1st agency to establish a 24 hour suicide prevention crisis line, that helps
people from all ages.
Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
4768 S Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, California 90230
(310) 751-5324

- To develop a knowledgeable base for the prediction of future thought disorder in adolescents and young adults who have symptoms that may signal the early stage of such a condition.
300 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095
(310) 209-3466 (310) 794-9517 ~fax

Pepperdine University Psychological and Education Clinic
- Provides affordable, high quality, individualized counseling within a supportive and accepting
6100 Center Drive Suite # 559
Los Angeles, California 90045
(310) 588-5752
www. Pepperdine.edu/GSEP

Santa Monica College Health Clinic
- Helps students from SMC with basic health care.
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, California 90405
(310) 434- 4262
(310) 434-3614~ Fax

Student Nurses Association
-Contributes to nursing education and highest quality health care.
Meeting time 4:00pm – 5:30pm on Thursdays at the Madison campus room # 218

Eye Care Spot
- Eye Care Spot offer student a $99.00 glasses special and contact lenses for the same price.
(310) 319-6122

The Women’s College Student Association
- Offers information on Birth Control and taking signatures for the emergency
contraceptive pill demand sheet.
Meeting time 11:15am- 12:35pm on Thursdays at La 239 or Pe 102

There were also clinics taking glucose levels like:
The Peak Health Medical Group Inc.
2336 Santa Monica Blvd Suite # 302
Santa Monica, California 90404
(310) 829-4000
(310) 829-0795~fax

Asian For Miracle Marrow Matches
-Which where taking blood samples for bone marrow matching; That goes on a nation wide list.
231 E 3rd Street # G 107
Los Angeles, California 90013
888-A3M- Hope
(213) 473-1661 ~fax

At the end the whole event was a great success, and what made it great was the touch of SMC students
with their international dancing by the SMC’s international student dance club.





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