INFORMATION TABLE AT PLEASANTON LIBRARY
400 Old Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Every first Friday of the month
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
INFORMATION TABLE AT DUBLIN LIBRARY
200 Civic Plaza
Dublin, CA 94568
Every second Monday of the month
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
INFORMATION TABLE AT LAS POSITAS COLLEGE
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
Every third Tuesday of the month
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
BRAS FOR THE CAUSE BREAST CANCER WALK - APRIL 13
Registration Opens - 5:00 pm
Walk Begins - 7:00 pm
Sign up for the 14th Annual Bras for the Cause Breast Cancer Walk that takes place the evening of April 13th. This fun and funky 8k walk through downtown Pleasanton raises funds for breast cancer research, treatment, and educational programs. Axis is grateful to event organizers Tri-Valley SOCKS for again naming Axis as one of its beneficiaries. This funding supports care for Axis patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Axis staff and volunteers will be at our Railroad Ave. clinic during the event to cheer on and celebrate the walkers, so be sure to stop and say hello! For more information or to register go to trivalleysocks.org.
AXIS MONTHLY FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION NOW AT PLEASANTON LIBRARY
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 the Pleasanton Library located at 400 Old Bernal Avenue. Food distribution will be from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please bring your own shopping bags.
AXIS SELECTED AS DARCIE KENT VINEYARDS' VICTORIES ROSE MALBEC FUNDRAISER BENEFICIARY
In the Livermore Valley, we know it’s often a little something extra that makes a wine special. Darcie Kent Vineyards’ Victories Rosé Malbec has that something extra because each bottle sold raises money to support breast cancer health services at Axis. To learn more about the Victories Rosé, click here.
This special wine, along with other "give back" wines, is available at the winery's tasting room. To learn more, visit the Darcie Kent Vineyards website.
Covered California Update
Open Enrollment for 2018-2019 is now closed.
Special enrollment for Covered CA is available throughout the rest of the year only for people who go through one of these qualifying life 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.