Clinica Sierra Vista

Clinica Sierra Vista provides a variety of services to the homeless populations of Kern and Fresno Counties, located in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. This includes a primary care clinic, mobile health care services, and an 8-bed medical respite program in Kern County and primary health care, behavioral health care, and outreach services in Fresno County.

Services

Providing Primary Care, Women's Health and Behavioral Health Services including Case Management Asthma, Basic Needs, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medical Respite Care, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Mental Health Services for Youth, Mobile Van/Transportation, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Obstetrics, Outreach, Pain Management Services, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Sexual Abuse Support Services, Smoking Cessation, Specialty Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, Trauma, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Urgent Care, Well Child Check-ups, X-ray

Linkages

Linkages with collaborative agencies include Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault, Kern County Mental Health Department, Bakersfield Rescue Mission, Bakersfield Homeless Center, Salvation Army, Kern County Health Department Communicable Disease Control Division, Cal State University Bakersfield Nursing Education Department, UC Irvine School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Veterans Assistance Foundation, Vietnam Veterans of America, Feed the Children/Operation Blessing, Kern County Economic Opportunity Corporation, Valley Charities, Kaiser-Permanente Foundation, CHW, Kern Medical Center, Casa De Amigos Residential Treatment for Men, Jason's Retreat/Capistrano House Residential Treatment Program, Turning Point, Housing Authority of Kern County, Department of Human Services/Kern County, and Kern County Homeless Collaborative.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 19,000

Patients served: 4,300