The Alliance Health Clinic's mission is to provide low-cost primary health care, behavioral health and oral care for the low income, immigrant and refugee members of the community regardless of age, sex, or pre-existing conditions.
The Alliance Health Clinic is a non-profit 501(c)3 primary care medical facility providing comprehensive, family practice care to the community regardless of age, sex, or pre-existing condition. It provides routine and urgent medical services ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. The Clinic is unique in that it is located in the same building as the Alliance for African Assistance, providing for a centralized place for services to the refugee community: health, resettlement/housing, education, after school programs, translation/telemedicine communication in over 90 different languages and job placement. The clinic works to improve the health and well being of these populations in addition to other medically underserved communities in San Diego County by focusing on preventive health programs and medical care services in a culturally sensitive and competent fashion.
The clinic hours are Monday to Friday 9AM to 6PM.
The Clinic is located on 5952 El Cajon Blvd (two blocks west of College Ave. in the vicinity of San Diego State University). El Cajon Boulevard is a major east-west corridor and College Avenue is a major north-south corridor. Several bus routes run along both of these major streets.
There are six examination rooms, a physician's office, nurse's workstation and a laboratory. The waiting area is equipped with culturally-competent patient education materials and audio/visuals.
The Clinic provides basic primary care services and minor emergency services. The Clinic services its patients with state-of-the-art, evidence-based, compassionate, cost effective, continuous quality care delivered in a culturally-competent manner. These services include:
|Well Adult Check-up||Well Baby Check-up|
|Social Work Services||Pregnancy Testing|
|Birth Control||STD Testing|
|Diabetes Management||Pap Smears|
|Laboratory Testing||Hypertension Management|
|Ingrown Toenail Removal||Liquid Nitrogen Therapy|
|Suturing of Minor Wounds||Health Education and Counseling|
|Preventative Screening||Tuberculosis Testing|
|Eye Testing||Home Visitation Services|
|Mental Health Screening||Smoking Related Issues|
|Child and Elder Abuse Screening||Alcohol and Drug Abuse Screening|
|Preventive Services for Children and Adolescents||Referral to Appropriate Health Care Facilitators|
|Immunization-Pediatric and Adult Pediatric Health|
Referrals to specialized care are available for other services. The Clinic has a patient transfer agreement with various hospitals in San Diego.
The Clinic is a resource in the community to provide for: cultural sensitivity training for doctors and medical students; training for American doctors to serve in Africa; and residency opportunities for refugee doctors to complete US re-certification.
It is the policy of the Alliance Health Clinic to serve all patients regardless of ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered on a sliding fee scale depending on family size and income. Medi-Cal, Medicare and most other major insurance programs are accepted.