Bayanihan Clinic

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Address
1281 North Ave., Sacramento CA 95838
Hours
Saturdays 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Phone
+1 (916) 833-1112
Websites
[WWW]http://www.bayanihanclinic.com/
[WWW]https://www.facebook.com/BayanihanClinic
Email
bayanihanclinic@gmail.com
Medical Director
Dr. Luz Guerrero
Clinical Affairs Coordinator
Guenevieve (Aprwil) O. del Mundo
Established
2002

Bayanihan Clinic is a non-profit health care provider. The mission of Bayanihan Clinic is to provide culturally and linguistically sensitive primary care to the underserved population, particularly, the Filipino World War II Veterans and the the uninsured population in Sacramento and surrounding communities. They provide preventative services, referrals to specialists, social services, and health education.

History

In February of 2002, a group of four UC Davis undergraduates, Julienne Angeles, Thea de Borja, Rosalyn Moya, and Voltaire Sinigayan, recognized the need of a free clinic catering to the Filipino community, specifically the Filipino World War II Veterans. Richard Ikeda, executive director of Health for All, became the group’s sponsor, and supported the development of this community-oriented primary care project. During the following months, a name was chosen, a mission statement was drafted, a major fundraiser was held, and a site was chosen for the clinic. In August of 2002, the clinic was designated a non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service.

In October 2002, the group began its efforts to recruit undergraduate clinic volunteers, and specifically targeted Filipino pre-health students in hopes of encouraging students from this underrepresented group to pursue a career in medicine by giving them the rare opportunity of being able to learn and serve while fulfilling community needs. By 2007, Bayanihan Clinic officially joined other student run clinics affiliated with the University of California Medical Center. The UCDMC affiliation has helped clinic in various ways such as having lab services provided by the hospital.

The Tagalog (one of many Filipino dialects) word, “Bayanihan”, was chosen as the clinic’s name to capture two essences of the clinic:

Primary Care Service

Outreaches

Bayanihan Clinic serves the Veteranos at Magellan and Tower II monthly, providing vitals and patient education.

Volunteer

Undergraduate Volunteers

Volunteer applications for the 2014-2015 cycle are now available for download at the following link: https://db.tt/haz02wIT. Applications are strictly due on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:59PM.

Medical Students

Codirector positions are offered annually around November to first year U.C. Davis Medical Students. The 2013 cycle is now closed.

Physicians

Our clinic is always looking for new physicians of all specialities! If you are interested in volunteering for our clinic, please send an email to bayanihanclinic@gmail.com .

Healthy Breast Program

BC HBP.png In 2010, Bayanihan Clinic received a grant from the Susan G. Komen foundation to promote breast cancer awareness in the Sacramento populations, particularly the Filipinas. In two years, Bayanihan has been able to give over 100 free mammographies and has educated hundreds of women.

In 2011, Bayanihan Clinic partnered with the Sacramento County Cancer Coalition [WWW]SCCC
2012—2013

Healthy Breast Committee

2011—2012

2010-2011

Undergraduate Representatives

2013—2014

2012—2013

2011—2012

Co-Directors

2014

2013

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