Advancing rural health care in Lost Hills

The Wonderful Family Wellness Center (FWC) provides free comprehensive health care to WCPA students and their families.

Understanding the lack of health care options for residents in the Lost Hills community, Wonderful College Prep Academy (WCPA) is proud to announce the expansion of FREE health services through the Wonderful Family Wellness Center (FWC) to now serve WCPA students and their families. With a pulse on community health needs, the FWC aims to address the rise of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and other illnesses that were exacerbated by the pandemic.  

The FWC (formerly known as the Wonderful Wellness and Family Resource Center) provides comprehensive health care services, free of charge, including primary care, generic prescriptions, physical therapy, counseling sessions, health coaching, and more. These services were originally provided solely to WCPA students and are now accessible to all household family members of WCPA Lost Hills students. Supported by a bilingual staff, it’s no surprise that FWC appointments are often 100% booked.   

In addition to the expansion of FWC services, a FREE community fitness center opened in Lost Hills in July 2022. The center offers a variety of amenities, including a yoga room, barbells, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, fitness classes led by trained specialists, and other recreational activities. Together with the FWC, the fitness center helps Lost Hills residents strive toward a healthy, active lifestyle.

When we take the steps to build relationships and trust within these patients, we can then help implement healthy aging practices that lead to healthy living, which ultimately can have a profound effect on how our communities thrive in the years that follow.

Eisen Castro

Physician Assistant at the FWC

It’s this level of trust that has enabled hundreds of WCPA students to get the health care they need, when they need it. That same care extends to family members, many of whom reside in multigenerational households. With a deep understanding of the cultural needs in these communities, caregivers are able to engage with patients on a personal level.  

For Marisol, a stay-at-home mom of three WCPA students, the impact has been incredible. “As a mom, it makes me feel safe to know that my children and my family members can all receive treatment in one facility,” said Marisol. “In the aspect of medication, it is easy to access and flexible to get. I don’t think there is anything like this in any other place.”

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