Axis Community Health is a community health center that provides medical care, mental health counseling and addiction counseling services for everyone in the community.
The mission of Axis Community Health is to provide quality, affordable, accessible and compassionate health care services that promote the well-being of all members of the community.
Axis Community Health began in 1972 as a health center for low-income children in Eastern Alameda County who had no other access to health care. Over the past forty-five years, Axis has grown to provide medical care for all ages. We have also added mental health counseling services, addiction recovery programs, court-ordered programs, a WIC nutrition program and school and community-based health education services. Until February 2004, we were known as Valley Community Health Center. We changed our name to Axis Community Health in an effort to increase our community visibility and eliminate the confusion that existed in the community between our organization and ValleyCare Medical Center, the local hospital. Axis now offers services from five sites in the Tri-Valley area and serves more than 14,000 members of the community.