Rubber Ducky Regatta Will Raise Money For Health Centers
Everyone’s favorite bathtub character is participating in a race for a good cause. The 8th annual Rubber Ducky Regatta will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 16 at Castaic Lake. All proceeds will go to patient care at Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers’ three health centers in the Santa Clarita Valley.
You can adopt a duck for $5. Prizes will be given to racers; the top prize is a cruise from Princess Cruises. Race time is at 1 p.m. For more information, call 661-257-2339 or click here.
SDFHC operates three health centers in the Santa Clarita Valley at Canyon Country Health Center, Val Verde Health Center and Newhall Health Center and has outreach sites at College of the Canyons and California Institute of the Arts. SDFHC offers a full range of health care services including physicals, immunizations, vaccines, screenings and diagnostic tests, baby care, and family planning to those who may not seek health care elsewhere. Patients pay based on their income. This past year, SDFHC provided service for 10,000 patient visits.
SDFHC was established in 1980 and named for long-time Val Verde resident and minister, the late Reverend Samuel Dixon. A non-profit community health center, SDFHC serves the greater Santa Clarita Valley, and is governed by a board of directors, all of whom are Santa Clarita residents. The mission of SDFHC is to enhance wellness by providing quality primary health care services and health education to unserved and underserved residents, with a special emphasis on serving the uninsured.
Easily accessible services are available for the entire family in both English and Spanish. Medi-Cal, Blue Cross and Healthy Families are all accepted, and a sliding fee scale is offered, keeping health care affordable for all. Services are available at the Val Verde Health Center (661-257-4008), the Canyon Country Health Center (661-424-1220) and the Newhall Health Center (661-291-1777).