Dedicated to serving the entire needs of the family, La Clinica provides medical, dental, eye, mental health and health education services to low-income communities in Oakland, Pittsburg, Concord and Vallejo.
Why do we exist?
La Clinica exists to provide access to health care services to low-income, uninsured communities in the East San Francisco Bay Area. We believe in health care for all. As such, we have clinics throughout the East Bay where we offer comprehensive health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the communities we serve. The high quality of care we provide at La Clinica is vital to the many families of the East Bay, as it is often the only means of health care they receive.
The impact we have in the areas we serve goes far beyond the direct effect of the care we provide. We are a family and a resource to many. As we continue to make positive changes in the lives of our patients, we look forward to continuing our work with dedicated donors and supporters who care passionately about the uninsured communities of the East Bay.
What have you accomplished?
Annually we serve over 61,000 women, men, and children. We provide medical, dental, optometry, women’s health, prenatal and postnatal care, preventive medicine, health and nutrition education, adolescent services, mental health, behavioral health services, case management, referral services, pharmacy, radiology and laboratory services. These are offered at 25 clinics throughout Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties. We offer school-based services at one elementary school, one middle school, and three high schools in Oakland and San Lorenzo. In addition to our clinic-based services, we conduct community health education in the schools, churches, and on the streets. We also train local residents to become health promoters. We give them the leadership tools to advocate for a healthier and stronger environment.
At our teen clinic in Oakland (the only one in the area), we have a teens and tots program, where we see parenting teens and their kids under one roof. We helped one young woman and her young son by not only providing medical care, but also case management services. The young woman met regularly with the case manager to discuss parenting issues, and other life stressors. She was so inspired by our caring staff that she decided to enroll in a medical assistant training program.