About Us

The Center for Family Health & Education, Inc. (CFHE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), located in the northeast San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. CFHE provides affordable and comprehensive medical care for underserved, uninsured, and underinsured residents of the greater Panorama City area. CFHE has been providing primary health care, mental health care, dental care, and women’s and children health care, as well as transportation services for patients since 2009.

In a community with high incidence of diabetes, heart problems, hypertension and high cholesterol, CFHE serves more than 20,000 low-income, diverse patients and families each year with no or limited health insurance coverage. In addition to medical treatment, CFHE works with community organizations to provide health education programs in the community, like smoking cessation and workshops to minimize the impacts of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart problems.


History Of CFHE

After completing medical school and launching his career, Dr. Dan Kashani began practicing medicine in 1999 at a variety of small clinics throughout the San Fernando Valley. By serving as a family practice physician in communities like Pacoima, Reseda and Panorama City, Dr. Kashani found a home and his new calling – serving low-income, immigrant families with little or no access to affordable health care.

The numbers highlight the need in the community. According to 2010 U.S. Census, the Panorama City area is 78.7 percent Hispanic, with 27.7 percent of residents living below the poverty line (American Community Survey, 2013 Estimate). Census figures also note that 84.2 percent of the community was in a Medically Underserved Area, largely because of the limited number of primary care providers, in addition to high infant mortality, high poverty and/or a high elderly population.

With a critical challenge before him, Dr. Kashani founded CFHE in 2009 to provide quality and affordable health care services to a growing, first-generation and a predominately Spanish-speaking community in Panorama City and other adjacent communities in the San Fernando Valley.

In August of 2015, CFHE was fully designated a Federally Qualified Health Center, which allows health care organizations to provide preventive health, dental, and mental health services; hospital and specialty care services; as well as transportation services necessary for adequate patient care in underserved communities. FQHCs also qualify for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid*, as well as other benefits, and may provide services on a sliding pay scale.

In an area with high incidence of diabetes, heart problems, hypertension and high cholesterol, CFHE today serves more than 20,000 low-income, diverse patients and families each year with no or limited health insurance coverage. In addition to medical treatment, CFHE works with community organizations to provide health education programs in the community, like smoking cessation and workshops to minimize the impacts of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart problems.

Moving forward, CHFE soon will open a clinic in Long Beach, and plans to open a facility in the San Gabriel Valley in the near future.

Facilities

CFHE strongly believes that prevention and proper education programs will serve our community  best and it will alleviate the total cost of providing care to the uninsured, consequently redundant trips to packed and highly costly emergency rooms visits.

We are a non-profit health center, having all our team’s attention on patients and their families, with well-trained and committed staff.

Dental Facilities

Primary Care Facilities

Women’s & Children’s Facilities