AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) grand opening event marks the relocation of its East L.A. AHF Pharmacy to Whittier Blvd. and S. Hillview Ave. from nearby Goodrich Blvd. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. The new pharmacy continues to serve the community and also raises funds for AHF’s HIV/AIDS programs and services in the U.S. and abroad.
WHAT: East L.A. AHF Pharmacy—Grand Opening/Ribbon-cutting Ceremony & Reception
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
WHERE: AHF Pharmacy, 5356 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles 90022
- Michael Weinstein, President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
- Oscar de la O, President & CEO, Bienestar
- Diane Ouadfel, Pharmacist-in-Charge, AHF Pharmacy, East L.A.
- Bill Guss, National Director of Pharmacy for AHF
- Other dignitaries TBD
CONTACT: Ged Kenslea, AHF Director of Communications, Cell: (323) 791-5526, work: (323) 308-1833
AHF Pharmacy, East L.A., 5356 Whittier Blvd: (323) 722-1010
LOS ANGELES (March 18, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the U.S., which currently provides care and/or services to more than 600,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide, will commemorate the relocation of its East L.A. AHF Pharmacy with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening reception on March 23rd. In collaboration with Bienestar, a non-profit organization that provides HIV testing, advocacy and support for the Latino community, AHF will hold the opening event from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the new location at 5356 Whittier Blvd. in the heart of East L.A. Diane Ouadfel, the Pharmacist-in-Charge at the East L.A. location, will be among those cutting the ribbon on the new facility.
“Our East L.A. AHF Pharmacy is family-oriented and brings a real sense of family and community to our clients and patients,” said Ouadfel. “We believe this new location directly on Whittier Boulevard will allow us to continue—as well as improve and expand—our mission of service to the community.”
AHF East L.A. Pharmacy is a stand-alone, street-level pharmacy that services the general public as well as patients from AHF’s Whittier clinic, Bienestar clinics and those eastward toward San Bernardino. Alongside community pharmacy and HIV services, the new location will also provide drug-nutrient screenings, herbal and prescription drug interaction screenings, integrative natural medicine consultations, a variety of herbal and homeopathic products and a knowledgeable, medically bilingual staff (Spanish – English). They are currently growing their services for the transgender community in tandem with Bienestar. 96 cents of every dollar earned at the pharmacy supports AHF’s global and national HIV/AIDS services, including treatment, testing, and advocacy.
“We are very excited to be cutting the ribbon on this new facility with our colleagues at Bienestar,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “Our pharmacy will continue to serve the community of East Los Angeles with essential products and services, as well as provide crucial funding for AHF’s work combatting the HIV/AIDS epidemic at home and abroad.”
AHF Pharmacies have been serving the Los Angeles area since 2000. There are now a total of 13 locations in California, 37 throughout the United States and medication delivery nationwide.
Please RSVP to the AHF Pharmacy grand opening event by March 21st at: aidshealth.org/EASTLA.
AHF Pharmacy Whittier Blvd Hours
At present, AHF Pharmacy on Whittier Blvd will maintain the same hours as its former location, (Mon – Fri 8:30am – 6pm), as well as the same phone number (322) 722-1010 and fax number (323) 722-8040.