East Bay Gives
Our early literacy program got a healthy boost on May 4th! Thanks to the many people who donated during the 24-hour East Bay Gives 2017 online giving blitz, we raised $1,258 dollars! That means our pediatricians can put 450 more books in the hands of children to help build a love of reading that will last a lifetime.
Pleasanton Health Fair
Thank you for joining us at the Pleasanton Health Fair on Saturday, April 29th. This year's fair featured a wide variety of free services, including physical exams for kids, vision screening for all ages, and dental screenings for all ages. It will also showcased local student performances, yoga, tai chi, and much more! We hope to see you next year!
Open Enrollment Has Ended for 2017
Thank you to our patients, clients, and community partners who joined with us during Open Enrollment to make affordable health insurance a reality.
If you were unable to enroll or complete your application during Open Enrollment, you may still have an opportunity to enroll in Covered California through a program called "Special Enrollment." Medi-Cal enrollment is available all year long. Please make an appointment to learn more.
Make an Appointment
Call 925-462-1755 to make an appointment in English or Spanish, in Pleasanton or Livermore. Learn more on our Enrollment Page.
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, April 28, 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!
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.
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 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.