Vista, CA — Vista Community Clinic (VCC) has been chosen as one of only 50 healthcare centers, country wide, to win a $10,000 prize in the first round of the “P4 Challenge” (Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention) courtesy of the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). The community clinic won for their innovative approach to increasing access to youth immunizations and visits. Of particular concern is the 19% decline in the number of preteens, ages 11-12, seen last year as a result of the pandemic. Adolescence is a critical time period for vaccine administration and clinicians at VCC want to focus on giving children the best chance at becoming healthy adults, with access to the right healthcare.
Now that VCC’s pediatrics department has been selected as a winner of the challenge’s first round, the clinic will be able to execute those creative ideas in their outreach efforts to patients and community members. The clinic is stepping up their game by adding more education, easier and more convenient access, quicker appointments, and incentives to help children, especially those preteens, stay up to date with annual visits and vaccinations. Saturday clinics, drive-thru events, gift cards, and more will help them reach their goals.
With eight clinics offering pediatric care in Vista, Oceanside, La Habra, and Lake Elsinore the healthcare center has plenty of appointment availability and room for new patient families in all three Southern California counties they serve.
You can learn more about VCC’s pediatric services by visiting http://www.vistacommunityclinic.org/health-services/pediatrics/. You can also follow them on social media @VistaCommunityClinic to learn more about their new incentive events as they become available. The clinic can be contacted for appointments via text or phone call at 844.308.5003.
About Vista Community Clinic… With nine state-of-the-art locations in North San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties, VCC provides affordable, high quality health care to more than 70,000 community residents. Services offered by VCC include primary care, pediatrics, prenatal and women’s health, optometry, chiropractic care, dental health, podiatry, acupuncture and behavioral health services. VCC also offers a wide array of community health education programs which are free and open to all community residents. VCC is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home, and is the recipient of the HRSA National Quality Leader Seal for exceeding national clinical quality benchmarks. For more information call 760.631.5000 or visit www.vcc.org.