The CPMC clinics described below address an unmet need in the community.
St. Luke’s Health Care Center
GoalSt. Luke’s Health Care Center (SLHCC) aims to significantly expand the city’s safety net by making services more readily available to publicly insured populations as well as to the uninsured. Without SLHCC, many of these patients would have to use services at San Francisco General Hospital and its public clinics, facilities that are overwhelmed and operating at full capacity.
Program DetailsSt. Luke’s Health Care Center (SLHCC) and HealthFirst, an affiliated center for health education and prevention, together form one of San Francisco’s largest private community health centers. The center is equipped to provide a full range of obstetric and gynecological care at its Women’s Center; well-baby care, well-child care, and care for ill or injured children at its Pediatric Clinic; and primary, acute and chronic care at its Adult Internal Medicine Clinic for teenagers and adults. SLHCC’s clinicians and staff are bilingual in English and Spanish, ensuring culturally competent and sensitive care.
- SLHCC served 12,282 unique patients in 2013, with a total of 44,377 patient visits.
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GoalHealthFirst is a center for health education and prevention affiliated with St. Luke’s Health Care Center. The primary goals of HealthFirst are to find a more cost-effective way to support patients with chronic illnesses in a primary care setting and improve the quality of care. To do this, HealthFirst offers the community access to prevention, outreach, and education services.
Program DetailsTo meet its goals, HealthFirst has a multidisciplinary team model that employs Community Health Workers (CHWs) who are trained and supervised by chronic disease nurse educators. CHWs are culturally and linguistically competent as they are recruited from the same community as the patients HealthFirst serves. CHWs provide health education, coach patients to improve their self-management skills, and encourage them to receive timely and comprehensive care. In addition to working closely with SLHCC patients, CHWs teach community classes to parents of children at risk for obesity in the South of Market, Mission, and Bayview-Hunters Point districts.
- Over 547 chronically ill patients were served at HealthFirst in 2013, and 1,072 have been served since its inception in late 2006.
- HealthFirst has reduced pediatric asthma patient’s emergency department utilization and improved control of their symptoms.
- HealthFirst has improved HbA1c values for adult patients with type 2 diabetes that are classified as out of control.
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Kalmanovitz Child Development Center
GoalThe Kalmanovitz Child Development Center (CDC) strives to provide multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for children with one or more conditions that affect their growth and development.
Program DetailsThe Kalmanovitz Child Development Center offers multidisciplinary assessment and treatment programs to help children and adolescents with medical and developmental concerns meet or exceed their potential. Comprehensive assessments and family consultations result in multidisciplinary care plans for speech, occupational and physical therapy, psychology services, support for learning disabilities, psychopharmacology, developmental/behavioral pediatrics, social skill groups, feeding therapy, and parent support and education. Additionally, the Whitney Newborn Clinic monitors the growth and development of babies who were admitted to CPMC’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit with certain medical conditions or low birth weights.
- In 2013, Kalmanovitz Child Development Center served 1,555 unduplicated patients and provided 20,062 total visits.
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