The Tepeyac Community Health Center in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood recently celebrated its grand opening. The event included live music, Aztec dancers, free food, and an official tour of the center. Jim Garcia, CEO of the Tepeyac Clinic, expressed that everyone is welcome at Tepeyac. The new location, situated at 2101 E. 48th Ave, is a significant expansion from its original 800-square-foot space, now quadrupling in size to almost 25,000 square feet.
This expansion was necessary due to the high demand for affordable healthcare services in the community. Lily Griego, the regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the area, emphasized the importance of health equity and providing access to care for uninsured individuals. Tepeyac aims to serve its patients in multiple ways, including behavioral health resources, mental and maternal health services, and regular check-ups.
The new facility features a dental suite, pharmacy, and a mental and behavioral health wing. These services have already made a positive impact on many families in the community. Lydia Esquivel, a patient at the previous Tepeyac Community Center, mentioned that her family has benefited greatly from the center’s services, particularly during times of unemployment and financial struggle. Esquivel expressed her gratitude towards Tepeyac and its role in supporting her family.
To learn more about the Tepeyac Community Health Center, visit their website.