Supervisors Support Push for West Valley Health Clinic
Earlier this month, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to advance a proposal by County Supervisor Joe Simitian to bring a Valley Health Center clinic to the De Anza Community College campus in Cupertino. This clinic would serve not only students attending De Anza and other area community colleges, but also residents of the West Valley.
“It’s essential that all our residents have access to primary and preventative health care. Otherwise, they wait too long, end up seriously ill, and then find themselves in the emergency room,” said Simitian, who serves as chair of the County’s Health and Hospital Committee. “Having conveniently located, preventative health care takes some of the stress and worry out of visiting a doctor. It allows people to focus on their health, family, work, and school. Healthier people can go to work or school and contribute to the community, instead of being unnecessarily sidelined by illness.”