Covered CA Presentations at Local Libraries
Axis is partnering with the Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore Libraries to provide presentations on "Getting Started with Covered CA and Medi-Cal." The presentations will cover information on basic features of both programs, local resources for in-person help, and tips for a successful enrollment application.
- Livermore Library: December 15th, 6:00 - 7:00pm, in the Library Program Room. Fore more information, visit the Library website.
- Dublin & Pleasanton Libraries: The dates have passed. Visit our regular information tables (dates listed below) for more information!
Covered CA Information Tables at Local Libraries
In addition to conducting Covered CA presentations at our local libraries, Axis will also provide in-person assistance with insurance enrollment. We invite community members to visit our display at the Dublin Library entrance on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, and at the Pleasanton Library Reference Desk on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month through the end of January.
Healthcare Information Table at Open Heart Kitchen
Axis is partnering with Open Heart Kitchen to provide an information table at certain community meal sites. On November 16th, the meal will be held at Pathway Community Church at 6533 Sierra Lane in Dublin from 4:00 - 6:00pm. Grab a plate of hot food, and stop by our table to learn about our health and enrollment services! To learn more, visit the Open Heart Kitchen website.
Great turn-out at the Livermore & Dublin Health Fairs!
Axis attended both the Livermore and Dublin Health Fairs to provide physicals, vaccinations, and much more to families in need. The Livermore Fair took take place at the Robert Livermore Community Center on August 19th , and the Dublin Fair took place on August 22nd at Dublin High School. We hope to see you next time!
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
The Parent Project, a joint collaboration between Axis Community Health, the Dublin Police Department, and the Dublin Unified School District, finished its successful run on May 15th. By participating in this nationally acclaimed program, parents learned the techniques 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 January 31st. 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 On Hiatus
Our new community health center at 5925 W. Las Positas is under remodel and will be opening to patients in February 2016. We are currently focused on the project, and will be holding a grand opening in Spring 2016.
Axis Can Help You Enroll In Covered California
Since November 1st, the phones at Axis Community Health have been ringing off the hook as Tri-Valley residents seek information about Open Enrollment for Covered California health plans and Medi-Cal. Axis counselors are helping people navigate the application process by phone and in person.
“Axis’s certified enrollment counselors are assisting people in getting the best plans possible,” says Alex Garcia, Community Relations Coordinator for Axis. “People renewing their plan or enrolling for the first time should call us – there is no charge.” Open Enrollment began November 1st, and ends on January 31st. Covered CA offers plans from private insurance companies for U.S. citizens and documented immigrants. Plans are based solely on: age, family size, zip code, and income – no one can be denied coverage due to pre-existing medical conditions. Covered CA also provides eligible people with financial assistance that can lower monthly costs up to 90%.
Counselors are assisting people who need to enroll in Medi-Cal or renew their Medi-Cal. To qualify, an individual must meet appropriate requirements and have an income of less than $16,200. A family of four qualifies with an income of less than $33,500.
“We’re the only nonprofit enrollment entity in this area,” says Garcia. “Thousands of Tri-Valley residents can now get access to health care – a young person without insurance, those who lost their insurance, and people with pre-existing conditions. Axis is here to help everyone get covered.”
In-person assistance at Axis is free and available in English and Spanish during business hours Monday through Friday, as well as some evenings and Saturdays, at locations in Livermore and Pleasanton. To make an appointment, call Axis at (925) 462-1755.
Rotarian Mobile Health Van Rolls Over to Axis to Help Out
When Axis Community Health discovered it needed more exam rooms to meet the growing need for healthcare for low-income Tri-Valley residents, its board of directors decided to build an additional clinic. But building a clinic takes time, and the need for more exam rooms at Axis is urgent.
Fortunately, two of Axis’s community partners were ready and willing to help out. The Livermore Rotarian Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit has been in service as a program at Stanford/ValleyCare for the past eight years. When ValleyCare and the Foundation learned of the need for more exam rooms at Axis, they offered the use of the van to help bridge the gap until Axis’s new clinic, currently under construction, opens in early 2016.
“The van is beautiful, with two exam rooms,” said Rotarian Foundation spokesperson Al Lewis. “Its purpose has always been to help community members gain access to healthcare, and we are thrilled to be able to help Axis by getting more of their patients in to see the doctor.”
Stanford/ValleyCare delivered the van to Axis’s clinic located at 4361 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton in September. After readying the van with electrical and IT, Axis began using it to see patients in October.
“We are completely out of space,” said Sue Compton, Axis CEO. “This collaborative effort with Stanford/ValleyCare and the Rotarian Foundation increases our capacity—even two exam rooms make a big difference.” Axis has 22 exam rooms total at its two clinic sites, one in Pleasanton and one in Livermore, and has managed to provide 38,000 medical visits a year by extending hours and hiring more staff.
“Axis is an important part of our community’s health delivery services, providing primary and preventive services to a large segment of the Tri-Valley population,” said Scott Gregerson, CEO, Stanford/ValleyCare. “We are delighted to partner with Axis to further this work.”
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.
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.