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Carmen Burgos

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Carmen Burgos

Program Manager
Kern Health Consumer Center
Expertise: 
health of Kern County residents
health care for low-income and uninsured residents
navigating the health care system
legal assistance on health care matters

Biography

Carmen Burgos is program manager for the Kern Health Consumer Center (KHCC), a service agency that helps low-income residents of Kern County navigate the health care system. KHCC is a project of Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, a nonprofit organization offering free legal services in civil matters to low-income residents of Kern County. KHCC is a part of the Health Consumer Alliance, a united effort of nine legal services agencies to address the health access problems of California consumers, particuarly low-income consumers. Health consumer centers now assist consumers in Alameda, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Placer, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo and Yolo counties.

615 California Avenue
Bakersfield  California  93304
United States
Office Phone: 
(661) 321-3982
Office Fax: 
(661) 325-4482

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