Since 1973 Community Health Education (CHE) has enhanced the lives of the diverse communities we serve by providing programs and services that focus on the social determinants of health in order to enhance overall wellness and disease prevention. People free of preventable diseases live longer, healthier lives, and benefit the entire health care system by reducing health care costs. The CHE team comprised of more than 25 staff and over 60 active community promotores, volunteers and peers value Innovation, Empowerment and Collaboration to increase health access, overall well-being and disease prevention.
Since the expansion of La Clínica Pittsburg Dental in 2009, we have doubled in patient capacity and have grown from two dental procedure rooms to 11. We believe access to dental care is a key component of primary health services. We provide a full scope of primary oral health care with a strong emphasis on prevention and education. Recently, we have added several programs to expand our scope of services, and raise the quality of care to our patients. These programs include in house advanced specialty care including on-site specialists in pediatrics, prosthodontic, periodontist, and oral surgery.
Since 2003, La Clínica Monument has provided the Central Contra Costa community with affordable, culturally sensitive, health care services. To meet the growing demand in that region, we moved to a beautiful, new building in Concord that will allow us to serve more than 15,000 patients annually by 2016. The new facility provides expanded medical care, dental care and optometry services, as well as health education, chronic disease management, senior services, OB/GYN and pediatric care. One of our most modern health centers, it is our first solar energy building!
La Clínica Monument is proud to be a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognized practice. PCMH recognition shows that La Clínica Monument acts as the medical home for patients. All of the staff work to provide high-quality comprehensive care and help patients coordinate their own health care needs. Learn more about what PCMH means at La Clínica.
In 2012, with the support of Contra Costa Behavioral Health Services, La Clínica opened the Oakley Specialty Mental Health Clinic. Originally housed with La Clínica Oakley Medical, the specialty mental health clinic’s move to a new site just across the street from their previous location in early 2018 with the support of the Vesper Society. This short relocation has allowed for more time and service offerings at the new site, Casa de Luz (House of Light).
Casa de Luz is named in honor of the spirit that La Clínica’s late Behavioral Health Director, Leslie Preston, LCSW, brought to La Clínica’s Behavioral Health Program and her instrumental role in establishing an independent site for Oakley Specialty Mental Health. Leslie was always a bright light to the clinic staff and the children and families of Oakley Specialty Mental Health.
Casa de Luz provides specialty mental health services in both English and Spanish. Services include case management, outpatient mental health services, crisis intervention, and collateral services. Services mainly take place in the clinic, but Oakley clinicians are able to meet clients in their homes, schools, local churches, or in the community, as needed.
The Casa de Luz clinic is well known in Oakley, Brentwood, and Antioch schools and the Concord Family Justice Center. School psychologists, counselors, and teachers have reported marked positive changes in children as a result of mental health services. Since opening in 2012, the Oakley Specialty Mental Health program has provided services to over 1,000 youth and their families and hopes to serve many more in the years to come.
La Clínica Pittsburg Medical was the first health center that La Clínica opened in Contra Costa County in 1999. We offer comprehensive primary care services and referrals to specialty care as needed, many in partnership with John Muir Health or Operation Access. La Clínica Pittsburg hosts a senior day clinic once a month where we offer educational information, screenings and other services for seniors. In 2011 we expanded our health center to include four additional exam rooms which has allowed us to reach more families in Contra Costa County. We are conveniently located near Los Medanos College in a beautiful and quiet community.