Tri-Valley Community Health Fair a resounding success!
Physicals, vaccinations, and wellness checkups were just a few of the many free services available at this year's Tri-Valley Community Health Fair, which took place on Saturday, June 6th at the Firehouse Arts Center in downtown Pleasanton. The fair was a collaboration between the City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Unified School District, and Axis Community Health and also featured family-friendly performances by local artists.
Covered CA - Special Enrollment is Still Open
Some people experiencing specific life events can still enroll in Covered California health plans. 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
The 2015 Parent Project Kicks Off
The Parent Project, a joint collaboration between Axis Community Health, the Dublin Police Department, and the Dublin Unified School District, got off to a great start on Tuesday, March 11th. By participating in this nationally acclaimed program, parents will get the tools they need to prevent or change challenging adolescent behavior.
To learn more about this program, please contact Alex Garcia, Axis' Community Relations Coordinator, at (925) 201-6018, or click to view the flyer.
Axis Offers Covered California Information Sessions
The ongoing Covered California Special Enrollment Period ends April 30th. Have questions about the recent changes in health care? Axis Community Health staff can explain Covered CA and the effects of the Affordable Care Act to community groups including businesses, schools, and religious organizations.
Presentations include general information on eligibility to receive financial assistance to pay for health insurance plans, or for free coverage through Medi-Cal, as well as information on open enrollment and special enrollment.
To schedule an event, please call (925) 201-6018.
Axis April Fools 5K Walk/Run
Join us in 2016 for our next 5K Walk & Run tentatively scheduled for Sunday, April 3, 2016! We are taking 2015 off as we focus on building our new service site in Pleasanton. Please check back for more event information.
Hundreds of Walkers Pass by Axis Clinic during the 2015 "Bras for the Cause" Breast Cancer Walk
On May 9, hundreds of enthusiastic walkers passed by one of our clinics as they walked six miles to raise funds to support breast cancer screening and breast health education. The Tri-Valley SOCKS hosts this annual event, where participants enjoy a fun evening stroll through downtown Pleasanton, show off their creative costumes, and pass by our clinic to be cheered by our staff and pick up a glow necklace. Axis is a beneficiary of funds raised from the 2015 event. We are grateful to all the participants and event sponsors, who gave generously so we can provide breast health services for our patients.
Axis Receives Support through East Bay Gives Contributions
On May 5, Axis joined with nonprofits throughout the region for East Bay Gives — a one-day opportunity to raise funds for community needs, sponsored by the East Bay Community Foundation. Hundreds of people participated in this online day of giving, including many who contributed to Axis. Their generosity will help us provide health care for low-income families throughout the Tri-Valley. We are grateful for their support.
Livermore Rotary Valentine's Day Event Benefits Axis
Thank you to the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore for sponsoring a beautiful Valentine's Day ball on February 14, 2015. Proceeds from the event will benefit Axis Community Health programs.
Axis Receives Community Support through Holiday Fund
Axis was honored to be selected as a recipient of the 2014 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday fund. Many community members contributed, making it possible for Axis to receive a generous donation, which will enable Axis to provide services for the growing number of low-income residents coming to us for care. Campaign recipients were announced in February 2015. Read more here.
Funding Grows for New Clinic
Axis is one step closer to opening its new clinic, thanks to a generous contribution from the Fremont Bank Foundation. The $50,000 grant will support construction of the clinic, which will double the organization's capacity to serve the community and meet a growing demand for affordable local health care. Read more here.
Axis Breaks Ground For New Clinic
More than one hundred people joined Axis Community Health to celebrate the start of construction on its new health center. Board Chair James Paxson and CEO Sue Compton wielded the hammers to breakthrough a wall and get renovation started. Opening in by the end of 2015, the facility will provide medical and mental health services for thousands of Tri-Valley residents. Read more here.
For more information about Axis' capital campaign, click here.
Hacienda Helping Hands Gives $10,000 to Axis Community Health
Because the health and safety of our patients and employees is very important to us, we at Axis Community Health have been closely monitoring the events surrounding the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). As part of the nationwide response to this outbreak, we are following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Alameda County Public Health Department to ensure we meet standards for early detection.
Although the risk of being infected with EVD is very low, Axis has established protocols and a screening process for patients who may have been exposed to EVD.
The early symptoms for EVD are very similar to the flu, but the appearance of flu-like symptoms alone does not mean a person has Ebola. These symptoms need to accompany either: (1) recent travel to an area known to have an Ebola outbreak; or, (2) close contact with a person suspected or known to have contracted the Ebola virus.
For more information on the EVD, please visit:
Please be sure to call us at (925) 462-1755 before coming to Axis if you feel that you have been exposed to EVD. This will help protect our patients and the community we serve. As always, if you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.