NEW FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT AXIS
Axis is pleased to announce the launch of a partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank to provide fresh food for our community. This service is available on the third Thursday of each month at our downtown Pleasanton clinic site at 4361 Railroad Avenue. Food distribution will be from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please bring your own shopping bags. For information in English, click here or for Spanish, click here.
Covered California Update
Open Enrollment for 2017-2018 ended January 31. Enrollment in Medi-Cal is year round.
Special enrollment for Covered CA is available throughout the rest of the year only for people who go through one of these qualifying events:
- Losing health insurance coverage
- Permanently moving to or within California
- Having or adopting a child
- Getting married or entering into a domestic partnership
- Returning from active military duty
- Being released from jail or prison
- Gaining citizenship or lawful presence
- Being a federally recognized Native American/Alaska Native
- Certain other special circumstances determined to be legitimate for special enrollment
For more information about special enrollment for Covered CA or Medi-Cal, call 925-462-1755 to make an appointment at our Pleasanton or Livermore locations. Learn more on our Enrollment Page.
Axis Highlights Community Health Centers in Press
East Bay Times
Check out this informative East Bay Times opinion piece on healthcare written by Axis's CEO, Sue Compton, and Ralph Silber, Executive Director of the Alameda Health Consortium and CEO of the Community Health Center Network. The article helps put into perspective the positive impact Axis and other community health centers throughout the country are having on providing access to care, improving patients' health, and helping to reduce overall healthcare costs.
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.