UPDATE: As a result of the recent announcement by Governor Brown, we have made the decision to cancel our 2020 Health Care Symposium, scheduled for April 16, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.
Transforming Health: Caring for the Mind, Body, & Community - CANCELLED
Our priority lies in focusing on our community health center role. We look forward to engaging with our partners and the broader community in dialogue and discourse next year, when this pandemic is in our rear view mirror.
If you already purchased a ticket to the Health Care Symposium and would like a refund, please contact our Development Associate, Kayla Mahiko, and she will be happy to process your request. If you would like to turn your ticket to a contribution for Virginia Garcia please also reach out to Kayla Mahiko and she will be happy to help you do that. For our sponsors, a Foundation team member will call you to discuss your sponsorship in the next few days.
We may not be able to gather for our annual Symposium this year, but there are some great ways you can support Virginia Garcia at this time:
At the onset of this crisis, we began hearing from our patients experiencing cold, flu, and possible Covid-19 symptoms. Like many of your own providers, our care teams urge our patients to monitor their temperature from home. We are disturbed to learn that many of our patients don’t own thermometers.
Please make a gift to help us purchase and distribute thermometers to our patients. We are anticipating it will cost between $8-10,000 to meet this urgent need.
While we expect the Federal Government will eventually make the Covid-19 test available to anyone free of charge, our lab vendor recently implemented a charge that our patients will be required to pay. Virginia Garcia plans to cover these costs for our uninsured patients. Any gift you make toward our Covid-19 fund will be used to cover expenses like these as well.
Your support will help us keep our patients and our community healthy.