PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new primary care clinic is now open for business in North Philadelphia. Dr. Ala Stanford along with staff and supporters said a brief prayer outside the Dr. Ala Stanford Center for Health Equity which opened its doors to patients Wednesday morning.
The location has five doctors and additional health care workers, offering primary care, COVID tests and vaccines, as well as other medical treatment.READ MORE: Philadelphia Firefighters Rescue 2 People From Fairmount House Fire
“I feel grateful,” Stanford said. “I feel privileged to be able to take care of folks, that they’re using us, that they trust us to be their primary caregiver, and so I’m just ready to go.”READ MORE: Hundreds Of Gloucester Township School Teachers Protest For New Contract: 'I Feel Taken Advantage Of'
Dr. Stanford is best known as the founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.MORE NEWS: South Philadelphia Rowhome Catches Fire
She hopes the clinic becomes a model nationwide for culturally-relevant health care.