Summer Health Events
Fun, games, popsicles...immunizations, health information, and resource connections, too! Join us at these upcoming health events:
Livermore Children's Fair: Saturday, Septermber 10 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Avenue, Livermore. Click here for more information.
Stronger Together Festival: Saturday, September 17 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Bankhead Theater Plaza, 2400 First Street, Livermore. Click here for more information.
Walk for Education: Saturday, September 24, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Livermore High School Track, 600 Maple Street, Livermore. Click here for more information.
Grand Opening Celebration!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our very joyous
Grand Opening Celebration on May 21. More than 100 people
came out to celebrate and tour the new health center. We are so honored to have a community that cares so deeply about the work we are doing and the people we serve.
Bras for the Cause was great fun!
Bras for the Cause is a fun and funky annual event that supports breast cancer research, treatment, and education programs. On Saturday, May 7th, walkers donned their most colorful bras and costumes, and wound their way through downtown Pleasanton. Axis staff hosted a rest stop for the walkers, and cheered them on their way. Hope you can join us next year!
Covered CA - Special Enrollment is Ongoing
Some people experiencing specific life events can enroll in Covered California health plans at any time. This is called "Special Enrollment." Call Axis Community Health for more information, and to set up a free, in-person enrollment appointment with a Certified Enrollment Counselor. Appointments are available in English and Spanish. Call: 925-462-1755 today!
Pleasanton: Weekdays, some evenings, some Saturdays
Livermore: Weekdays, some evenings, some Saturdays
New Axis Health Center Doubles Service Capacity
Axis Community Health celebrated the opening of its new health center at 5925 W. Las Positas Blvd. in Pleasanton last Saturday
The new 24,000 sq. ft. health center doubles Axis’s service capacity for primary health care and mental health. Construction involved a complete interior renovation of the existing structure in order to create 27 exam rooms, 7 counseling rooms and ancillary
Axis presently has two additional medical clinic sites, one in downtown Pleasanton and one at Livermore’s multi-services center, as well as two behavioral health sites and a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program site. All current sites will
In the last year, Tri-Valley residents made more than 100,000 visits to one of Axis’s five locations.
The project was completed by INDE Architecture and general contractor Oliver & Co.
Some funding for the $12 million project came from Alameda County, the cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton, and HUD. Most of the remainder is being financed through The California Endowment and Capital Impact Partners. Axis also raised $1.7 million for construction through a capital campaign, and is now raising an additional $300,000 for medical equipment and furnishings. Major campaign supporters include Kaiser Permanente, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare, Fremont Bank Foundation, and HEDCO Foundation.
Founded in 1972, Axis provides quality, affordable medical, mental health, and substance abuse services.
Axis opens $12 million health center
Axis Community Health will hold a grand opening celebration for its new health center from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday at 5925 W. Las
Axis, a non-profit organization, provides affordable health services to more than 14,000 Tri-Valley residents. The new facility, which is now open, is designed to meet the growing need for health care services for low-income and uninsured families.
Featured speakers at Saturday's event will include Congressman Eric Swalwell (D.-Dublin), County Supervisors Nate Miley and Scott Haggerty, Axis Board chairman James Paxson and Axis chief executive officer Sue Compton.
Those attending the ceremony will be offered a tour of the new facility.
"This is a true milestone for Axis, for the people we serve, and for the many community members, government representatives and supporters who have helped make this project a reality," Compton said. "Access to care has taken a huge, wonderful step forward."
New Low-income health clinic opens
East Bay Times
PLEASANTON -- Low-income and uninsured patient care provider Axis Community Health has opened a new clinic that will allow it to increase the number of Tri-Valley residents it serves to 20,000 from its current 12,000 at the group's other two clinics.
One of Axis' focal points is serving the medical and mental health needs of those on California's MediCal insurance system through the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. They also take patients with private plans as well as those who can't afford health insurance.
The 24,000-square-foot facility, a renovated office condo in the Hacienda Business Park, will add 27 exam rooms, seven counseling rooms, a pharmacy, health education classroom and blood laboratory to Axis' capacity. It's two other clinics in Pleasanton and Livermore have 22 exam rooms combined -- not enough space to meeting the Tri-Valley's growing need for low-income health care services. According to Axis' own research, more than 20,000 people in the area are in need of its services.
"Our mission is to serve anybody who needs health care -- especially people on MediCal," says Axis CEO Sue Compton. She points out that because MediCal reimburses doctors at such a low rate, many will not accept patients with the plan. Founded in 1972, Axis has always taken MediCal. It also has a sliding fee structure for uninsured patients who don't qualify for MediCal but can't afford private health insurance. "We'll serve anybody."
Axis Receives National Awards for Quality of Services
Axis Community Health recently received not one, but two national quality awards from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.
“Today’s funding rewards those health centers that are achieving the highest levels of clinical quality performance and improvement,” said Acting HRSA Administrator Jim Macrae in announcing the recipients. “The awards will help health centers continue to provide comprehensive primary care to the nation’s most vulnerable communities.”
Axis’s first award, for $21,835, is for clinical quality and granted to clinics demonstrating a significant improvement to their patients’ health in one or more clinical quality measure between 2013 and 2014. Axis is one of 993 health centers nationwide to receive this distinction.
The second award, for $30,855, is for being a quality leader, and was given to health centers demonstrating the highest performance as compared to their health center peers. Axis is one of only 389 centers to receive this recognition.
“We have a team committed to excellence,” said Sue Compton, Axis CEO. “Everyone-- from our front office staff, to our medical and mental health providers, to our quality team who track data--is maximizing our systems to enhance patient health outcomes.”
A non-profit organization, Axis provides quality, affordable medical, mental health, and substance abuse services that promote the well-being of all members of the community. They embrace the medical home service delivery model that meets patients’ care needs across medical and behavioral health services, and provides ongoing follow-up support. Axis serves more that 14,000 Tri-Valley residents and provides more than 100,000 visits each year.
For more information about Axis' capital campaign, click here.
Axis hopes you find this information on Zika virus useful:
The risk of being infected with the Zika virus is extremely low. The virus is mainly found in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands/Oceania. It is transmitted by one species of mosquito rarely found in California. The Alameda County Department of Public Health (ACDPH) has issued an advisory for people planning to travel to areas where the Zika virus is active.
Zika fever is a disease that causes fever and skin rash. The appearance of these symptoms, however, does not mean that a person has Zika fever. These symptoms must accompany recent travel to an area where Zika is active.
The ACDPH recommends that anyone planning to travel to an area where Zika is active should consult with their doctor before leaving, and that women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant consider postponing their travel plans and consult with a doctor.