Who we serve
We are committed to serving low income, uninsured/underinsured and medically underserved Santa Clara County children from infancy to age 19. Our Washington Neighborhood Health Clinic began serving adults in August 2014.
Who staff our clinics and services provided
Under the direction of our Medical Director, the clinics are staffed by licensed physicians, nurse practitioners and bilingual English/Spanish medical assistants.
At each of the five neighborhood health clinics that comprise School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County, our bilingual staff provides the following services: urgent care of illnesses and injuries, physical exams and sports physicals, monitoring and treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma, immunizations, lab tests, assistance with enrollment in low cost health insurance, reproductive health, mental health services, prescriptions, dental services, nutrition counseling, health education and health navigation assistance.
Our focus is on prevention. Childhood obesity is prevalent among the children who frequent our clinics. To combat this, we offer one-on- one counseling, group classes and healthy lifestyle classes to students from kindergarten through eighth grade at eight public schools in the San Jose Unified School District.
Patient Navigator – this staff member assist patients by locating and providing information on available resources within the community, facilitating healthcare by serving as liaison between providers, and serving as an advocate when interacting with outside agencies such as housing, Food Stamps, WIC, Head Start, and others.
Health Education - The program teaches children and their families the importance of nutrition and physical activity so they can live long and healthy lives. Multiple health-related subjects are covered such as promoting growth and development through healthy behaviors and preventing disease.
Enrollment - We assist with health insurance/coverage such as Medi-Cal, Covered California, and PCAP (Primary Care Access Program).