Northeast Valley Health Corp. has opened a women’s health care clinic in Pacoima, as an extension of the company’s Pacoima Health Center.

The new location at 12759 Van Nuys Blvd. plans to take on 5,000 patients within a year of opening, according to a Los Angeles Daily News article.

Many patients at the clinic will move from Pacoima Health Center or come from the Arroyo, a temporary bridge housing for homeless women under construction in the former Sylmar Armory building.

Services will include prenatal and postnatal care, breastfeeding counseling and support, breast and gynecological exams, cancer screenings, reproductive health services, contraceptive education and prescriptions, HIV and STD counseling, and nutrition counseling.

Kimberly Wyard, chief executive of Northeast Valley Health Corp., told the Daily News that the expansion will allow the older facility to expand care to adults and children.