San Diego has a lot of good community clinics which have been formed because of a growing dissatisfaction with more expensive and inaccessible traditional health care systems. Each clinic is unique in an attempt to respond to the particular community, but all believe that health care is “a right, not a privilege.” Patients are encouraged to participate in their own health care by “learning about their bodies.” Donations of money, volunteer time, or usable items are encouraged.
American Indian Free Clinic
1550 Sixth Avenue
San Diego 234-5324
contact: Peggy Duran
Medical clinic: Wednesday, 6:00 to
Information and social services: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Beach Area Community Clinic
3705 Mission Boulevard San Diego 488-0644 contact: Stewart Shaw, Geoff Gordon, Sue Frederickson Open: Sunday through Friday, 1:00 to 11:00 p.m. (first aid and counseling).
Medical Clinic: Sunday through Friday, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Legal clinic: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Women's clinic (pregnancy testing, counseling, and referral). ,
Pediatric clinic: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Chicano Free Clinic
1809 National Avenue
San Diego 233-9252
Contact: Irma Barrato, Carmen
Referrals and social services — medical, immigration service,
transportation and interpreting: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Medical clinic: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Classes: English as a second language and citizenship, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
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1410 Laurel Street Oceanside 757-4566 contact: Dale Hendrickson General Medical clinic: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Information and referrals: daily East C ounty Community Clinic 121 West Main Street El Cajon 444-1194 General medical clinic: Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Escondido Community Clinic 401 North Spruce Escondido 747-6610 Contact: Carol Cornelius Youth clinic (12 to 21 years): Monday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
General medical: Tuesdays, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.; Thursdays, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Pap smear screening clinic: last Friday of month, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Information and referral daily.
Imperial Beach Free Clinic
154 Palm Avenue Imperial Beach 429-3733 Contact: John Farnum, Larry Potts
Open daily for information. Community center: Monday
through Friday, 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. General medical, legal counseling, social services, pregnancy counseling:
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Women’s clinic: Monday, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Linda Vista Health Care Center
6963 Linda Vista Road San Diego 279-0925 Contact: BernieCordes
Serving residents of Linda Vista. Open Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Medical clinic: Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 to 12:00 noon.
Samahan Health Clinic
300 East 15th Street
National City 234-1360 or 262-
Contact: Carmen Tamayo General medical clinic: Fridays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
San Dieguito Community Clinic
1240 North Highway 101 Leucadia 436- 0634 General medical clinic: Monday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Children’s clinic: Wednesday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Pap smear screening clinic: fourth Tuesday of every month, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Senior Citizens Clinic
10th Avenue at C Street San Diego 234-4790 Contact: Nancy Baughman General medical clinic: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., week-days.
Limited to people age 55 and over. Transportation can be arranged. Senior Citizens Health Screening Clinic
2970 Fifth Avenue San Diego 299-6340 Contact: Nancy Baughman Limited to people age 55 and over. After application, appointments
are made for two consecutive Saturdays, one for complete testing and one for doctor’s exam and counseling.
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Clinics held on Saturday by appointment.
If further appointments are needed, patients are referred to their private physicians or to the Senior Citizens Clinic at 10th and C Streets. Southeast Community Crisis Center 2754 Imperial Avenue San Diego 239-0325 Contact: Claire Pratt Crisis intervention and social services: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Medical clinic: Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday, 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Pregnancy counseling: during medical clinic hours.
Legal clinic: Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 to 9'30 p.m. Self-help drug program, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Vista Community Clinic
114 North Hillside Terrace Vista 726-1321 Contact: Suzanne Botello
General medical clinic: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Information and referrals daily.