Mission Community Hospital has been an important healthcare provider for the San Fernando Valley since the 1920s. After the 1994 earthquake, we had to move hospital services to our Panorama City location. Yet our heart has remained in the San Fernando Valley, and we’ve continued developing innovative services to meet our community’s healthcare needs.
Through the assistance of dedicated community partners, Mission Community supports a dental clinic and a comprehensive diabetes education and management program. We support these programs within a bilingual and bicultural setting, with healthcare professionals who understand the needs of our local community. We are very proud to be a part of these essential healthcare services much closer to home.
Mission Community Hospital – UCLA Dental Clinic
Mission Community and the UCLA School of Dentistry have teamed to provide high-quality, general dental care. Sliding fees are based on income. Insurance plans and Medi-Cal are accepted, too. For an appointment, call:
Margarita Velasquez, MPA, Clinic Manager
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
San Fernando Community Diabetes Center
The San Fernando Community Diabetes Center provides comprehensive diabetes education classes as a free public service. These classes are available in both English and Spanish.
Project ALTO-D Free, Eight-Week Diabetes Self-Management Education Series
If you are pre-diabetic or have already been diagnosed with diabetes, including the diabetes associated with pregnancy, then this eight-week educational program is for you! Each class teaches important health and lifestyle information to help you live better and stay in control.
- Getting to Know Diabetes
- Staying Well With Diabetes
- Basic Nutrition and Goal Setting
- Stress, Depression and Diabetes
- Physical Activity
- Medication Management for Diabetes
- How to Prevent Diabetic Complications
- Diabetes Review and Update
These free classes are offered at several locations in the San Fernando Valley. For more information about upcoming classes, call (818) 361-0428 or (818) 361-9596.
Free, Six-Week Diabetes Kitchen Classes
Learn the tasty secrets to cooking healthier meals, including your family’s favorites. These classes will teach you the skills you need to better control or even prevent diabetes. This free, six-week class is available to anyone who has pre-diabetes or has already been diagnosed with diabetes, including the diabetes associated with pregnancy. You are also welcome to attend if you do not have diabetes — but cook for someone who does.
For more information about upcoming classes, call (818) 361-0428 or (818) 361-9596.
Health Fairs and Community Events
The San Fernando Community Diabetes Center provides diabetes education and glucose screenings at local health fairs and other community events as time and staffing allow. For participant requests, please contact Audrey L. Simons, M.S.H.A., at (818) 365-5059.
The Mission Community Hospital — UCLA Dental Clinic and the San Fernando Community Diabetes Center are located at:
732 Mott Street, Suite 100,
San Fernando, CA 92340
(818) 361-0428 or (818) 361-9596 View Map