Address
1281 North Ave., Sacramento CA 95838
Hours
Saturdays 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Phone
+1 (916) 833-1112
Websites
http://www.bayanihanclinic.com/
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:

  • Bayanihan, when translated from Tagalog into English means “a collective group of people working together towards a common goal”
  • Bayani, which is the literal term for “heroes” recognizes the focus of the clinic’s target population, the Filipino WWII Veterans.

Primary Care Service

  • Preventative Services: A patient generally comes to clinic with a particular health concern, and this concern (the patient’s chief complaint) is addressed at the clinic. Includes immunizations, flu shots, cholesterol counts, etc. Also includes physicals which serve to address any health issues discovered during the physical.
  • Referrals: Because the clinic is able to only provide limited health care delivery, patients with more serious complications will be referred to specialists in the area.
  • Social Services: During an examination, a student working in the clinic may learn of a social issue that may need to be addressed.
  • Health Education: The public health component of the clinic. Includes a workshop on a particular health issue, posters placed throughout the clinic, brochures distributed to patients, and health information available in the waiting room.

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

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 SCCC 2012—2013

  • Brandy Truong, Healthy Breast Co-Coordinator
  • Mariel Lerma, Healthy Breast Co-Coordinator
  • Guenevieve (Aprwil) O. Del Mundo, Healthy Breast Co-Coordinator

Healthy Breast Committee

  • Lorna Echipare
  • Stacy Saephan
  • Kathleen Yumul

2011—2012

  • Brandy Truong, Healthy Breast Co-Coordinator
  • Mariel Lerma, Healthy Breast Co-Coordinator
  • Guenevieve (Aprwil) O. Del Mundo, Healthy Breast Co-Coordinator

2010-2011

  • Janelle Hernandez, Healthy Breast Administrator
  • Jessamine Faustino Kojima, Healthy Breast Promatora

Undergraduate Representatives

2013—2014

  • Stacy Saephan, Clinical Affairs Co-Coordinator
  • Anup Sonti, Clinical Affairs Co-Coordinator
  • Nathasha Ventura, Preceptor Co-Coordinator
  • Lauren Bishop, Preceptor Co-Coordinator
  • Rebecca Wong, Outreach Co-Coordinator
  • Michael Hahn, Outreach Co-Coordinator
  • Jonathan Ho, Finance Coordinator
  • Peggy Dip, Undergraduate Coordinator
  • Dylan Noblett, EMR Coordinator

2012—2013

  • Guenevieve (Aprwil) O. Del Mundo, Clinical Affairs Coordinator
  • Joyce Fiel, Preceptor Co-Coordinator
  • Noah Kojima, Preceptor Co-Coordinator
  • Stacy Saephan, Outreach Co-Coordinator
  • Tiffany Leung, Outreach Co-Coordinator
  • Jonathan Ho, Finance Coordinator
  • Albert Young, Undergraduate Coordinator
  • Gareth Marsh, EMR Coordinator

2011—2012

  • Roderick Eguilos, Clinical Affairs Co-coordinator
  • Jayrod De Los Angeles, Clinical Affairs Co-coordinator
  • Madelaine Soriano, Preceptor Co-Coordinator
  • Alexa Marquez, Preceptor Co-Coordinator
  • Alexander Oribello, Outreach Co-Coordinator
  • Tim De Dios, Outreach Co-Coordinator
  • Trevor Landas, Finance Coordinator
  • Brandy Truong, Undergraduate Coordinator

Co-Directors

2014

  • Zara Tabi
  • Suzana Saric
  • David Groves
  • Jennifer Quan
  • Sanminder Singh
  • Brandy Carillo
  • Kelsey Sloat
  • Sara Marchessault

2013

  • Albert Robelo, Undergraduate Affairs
  • Sam Mix, Preceptor/Interclinic
  • Nathan Vanden Berge, Clinical Affairs/EMR
  • Jessica Paz, Preceptor/Interclinic
  • Jaime Fong, Inventory/Patient Education
  • Janeine Tiu, Clinical Affairs/EMR
  • Christina Gallerani, Inventory/Patient Education

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