AHF to Open New East L.A. AHF Pharmacy with Ribbon-cutting & Reception Wednesday, March 23rd

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.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation:

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

 

WHO:

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

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.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
600,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare
and Instagram: @aidshealthcare.

Contacts

AHF
Ged Kenslea
Senior Director, Communications
+1.323.308.1833
work
+1.323.791.5526 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
Jacqueline
Burbank

Manager of Sales & Marketing
+1.323.208.1505
mobile
Jacqueline.burbank@aidshealth.org