CPMC operates the programs described below as a benefit to the community.
- African American Breast Health and Sister to Sister Programs
- Lions Eye Foundation
- Coming Home Hospice
- HIV/AIDS Case Management
African American Breast Health and Sister to Sister Programs
GoalTo provide access to no-cost mammography screening at the California and St. Luke’s campuses for uninsured women who live in San Francisco. Access to mammography screening is crucial for early breast cancer detection, which allows for better treatment outcomes and longevity of life.
Program DetailsWomen screened through the African American Breast Health (AABH) and Sister to Sister programs also receive all subsequent breast health diagnostic testing and treatment they may need at no cost. Partnering organizations, such as Tenderloin Health Services, San Francisco Free Clinic, Clinic by the Bay, and the San Francisco Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, refer uninsured, disadvantaged and at-risk women for mammography services.
- In 2014, the AABH and Sister to Sister programs provided mammograms to 229 individuals.
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Lions Eye Foundation
GoalLions Eye Foundation of California-Nevada provides access to highly specialized eye care for people without insurance or financial resources. For over 50 years, CPMC's partnership with Lions Eye Foundation has allowed them to meet their singular mission of restoring “the gift of sight by providing free ophthalmic examinations, operations, and medication to the less fortunate members of our community.”
Program DetailsCPMC’s expertise in complex eye procedures and surgeries complements Lions Eye Foundation’s mission to improve the sight of patients in need. Teaching and attending ophthalmologists donate their time and clinical knowledge in the eye clinic and assist at all patient surgeries, serving a constant flow of patients that are referred to the clinic. Among LEF’s referral sources are many of San Francisco’s safety-net clinics, including North East Medical Services, Clinic by the Bay, Tenderloin Health Services, and San Francisco Free Clinic.
- In 2014, Lions Eye Foundation performed 215 general surgeries and 142 laser surgeries.
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Coming Home Hospice
GoalComing Home Hospice is a residential hospice for terminally ill clients and their families. They provide care and support for clients when care at home is no longer an option.
Program DetailsThe hospice provides 24-hour nursing care and personal care in a homelike setting for people who cannot be cared for at home. Services include medical and nursing care, psycho-social counseling, spiritual counseling, religious services, massage therapy, medication monitoring and assistance, personal care assistance, laundry services, recreational activities and entertainment.
Coming Home Hospice first opened in 1987 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Today, while fewer people are dying of AIDS, Coming Home Hospice remains a valued resource for seniors and others in the final stages of terminal diseases. Discounted rates are available to clients in need. CPMC covers the difference between program costs and any revenue collected, thereby ensuring that high-quality residential hospice care is accessible to terminally ill patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
- Coming Home Hospice has served 2,653 patients since its inception in 1987.
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HIV/AIDS Case Management
GoalTo provide case management services to CPMC HIV/AIDS patients regardless of their ability to pay.
For information about HIV/AIDS case management or ADAP and OA-HIPP, please call 415-600-5045.
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