Our systemic approach creates sustainable impact
When we opened our doors as the LA Free Clinic in 1967, we didn’t realize our integrated and holistic approach to treating the entire individual would pioneer what is practiced today as Whole Person Care. This values-based approach to the health of the whole person is truly transforming the lives of people in need and creating sustainably healthier communities.
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FOUNDED IN THE FUNDAMENTAL BELIEF THAT HEALTH CARE IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE
We’ve had a very supportive family growing up
From the LA Free Clinic in 1967 to our three Whole Person Care clinics in 2017
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OUR CLIENTS HAVE COME A LONG WAY SINCE THE 60’S, 70’S AND 80’S
Cheryl Saban, PhD credits the Los Angeles Free Clinic with helping her get through difficult times in the 1980s. Fast forward: a successful psychologist working to empower women, she and her husband Haim Saban made a $10 million donation in 2008 to what is now the Saban Community Clinic. How far we’ve all come!
Filmed and edited by Bob Eberlein and Paul Deason in 1968
Showers that open new doors for the homeless
Our unique shower program can be the gateway to a new life and exemplifies Whole Person Care. Invited to use one of our showers, a homeless person can talk with a case manager, who is his or her “concierge” to our medical, behavioral health, dental and vision care services – as well as to outside partners for housing and job training.
From HIV to cancer, screenings that save livesClick
Substance abuse clinics that turn lives aroundClick
Experiences that make doctors healersClick
From HIV to cancer, screenings that save lives
Our emphasis on preventive care ranges from vaccinations to life-saving screenings. Our HIV screening program encourages HIV testing (“Know Where You Stand” campaign). Our specialists provide comprehensive treatment plans for patients living with HIV, and work with at-risk patients on HIV prevention. In 2016 we administered 3,026 colorectal cancer screenings (removing precancerous polyps at earliest stages) and 4,272 cervical cancer screenings.
Substance abuse clinics that turn lives around
One of our successful clinics takes a multi-disciplinary approach to opioid addition. A dynamic team of physicians, behavioral health specialists, physical therapists, pain control consultants, and nurse-practitioners work together to coordinate each patient’s “Take Charge” recovery program.
Experiences that make doctors healers
Saban Community Clinic is a respected teaching facility. We partner with prestigious medical schools (like UCLA and USC) and providers (like Cedars-Sinai and Kaiser) to provide young doctors with medical residency and training programs.
Women’s Health and Family Planning
We’re the safe place for women of all ages to get quality health care regardless of income or immigration status. Complete OB/GYN services include prenatal and post-natal care, birth control, and STD screening/treatment. Our breast and cervical cancer early detection program includes our bilingual “bikini” campaign for “top” (mammogram) and “bottom” (pap smear) tests. Early detection is known to save lives!
Three sites where real change happens
Now more than ever, our three clinics play an essential role in transforming community health. By providing whole person care to everyone regardless of income or immigration status, we treat or prevent illness and reduce costly emergency room visits. By connecting vulnerable people with social services that help turn their lives around, we’ve been the hub of positive systemic change for 50 years, regardless of the political climate. Supporting our clinic makes LA a healthier, more vibrant place to live. Be part of the solution!
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When you donate, here’s what your money can buy
Homeless Services: Provides 2 patients with a shower and amenity kit
Vaccines: Provides 2 patients with an annual flu vaccine
Oral Hygiene kit for 25 patients (toothbrush, toothpaste and floss)
One month of Medication for uninsured patient
Dental Care: Dental cleaning for 1 patient
Vision: Eye Exam and Frames for 1 patient
Support Group Session for 5 clients (Mens Group, Women’s Group, Teen Group, Anger Management)
HIV screening and care: 5 HIV Rapid Tests
Individual Counseling Session
Women’s Health: Medical Exam, Flu vaccine, Tdap vaccine and Gardasil Vaccines (3 doses for HPV and Cervical Cancer)
Diabetes care: Provides vaccines for 5 diabetes patients for a year (flu, tetanus, whooping cough)
Opioid Clinic: Provides 1 year of care to 4 patients dependent on habit forming prescription drugs
Homeless Care: Provides 20 Homeless patients with case management and a comprehensive medical care visit
Oral Care: Provide 4 patients with a full set of dentures
Complete Care: Provides 5 individuals with medical, dental and vision care for 1 year
Provides 3 HIV patients with medication for a month