LBCC nursing students gain real-life experience at Long Beach City Rapid Clinic
Working in conjunction with the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, the Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus has been the medical mobile site for the Rapid Assessment Clinic in response to the COVID-19 pandemic since Apiril.
The City of Long Beach opened a no-cost Rapid Assessment Clinic at the Pacific Coast Campus, in addition to staging a field hospital at the Long Beach Sports Arena and establishing mobile hospital tents at local area hospitals, in anticipation to treat a surge in COVID-19 patients.
“LBCC has long had its finger on the pulse of the city as its community college, which is why we take the responsibility of supporting our neighbors during these unprecedented times so seriously,” said Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu. “We are fortunate to be able to contribute our campus to assist first responders and alleviate the stress from our local hospitals as they prepare for the many anticipated COVID-19 patients that will need medical care in the upcoming weeks. The Pacific Coast Campus is in the heart of my Trustee Area so it presents an extra layer of pride for me to be able to serve our immediate community with this much-needed resource.”
“Long Beach City College is proud to partner with the City of Long Beach and serve our community during this extraordinary time,” said LBCCD Interim Superintendent-President Lou Anne Bynum. “We hope that the Pacific Coast Campus will help our healthcare heroes and our community members by easing the strain at our local hospitals.”
The walk-up Clinic provides medical assistance to people who might otherwise feel compelled to visit an emergency room for their conditions. It does not provide treatment, take X-rays or fill prescriptions on site, but will provide medical assessments and will renew and prescribe medications for people with routine health maintenance issues. People needing prescription renewals are urged to bring a list of their current medications, or pill bottles if they have them. People who have a cough, fever without rash, sore throat or moderate flu-like symptoms will be evaluated in a separate area and, based on their medical assessment, may be referred for testing for COVID-19. The clinic operates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week and until further notice.
For more information on the Rapid Assessment Clinic, please visit http://www.longbeach.gov/press-releases/city-of-long-beach-prepares-for-influx-of–individuals-seeking-medical-care/.
To learn about the COVID-19 testing in the City of Long Beach, please visit: http://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/
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