Our Mission

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Dear Friends,
The simplest moments that many of us take for granted, such as communicating with our doctor, fixing our teeth or finding counseling when we are depressed, remain major obstacles for our communities who face language, cultural and financial barriers.
As we view these challenges and needs through the lens of our patients, we are spurred to work tirelessly towards our dual mission of providing quality health care AND giving voice to our patients in order to ensure that unmet health care needs are addressed.
This past year, we successfully enrolled thousands of uninsured patients onto health insurance. We also received a generous anonymous $3 million donor gift to expand greatly needed pediatric and urgent care services for low-income children, youth and families.
We stand proud of our innovative approaches to patient care highlighted in this report – from health coaching for our chronically ill patients to our pioneer approach of integrated dental and mental health services.
We invite you to stand steadfast with us in our work to serve and advocate for tens of thousands of our patients who otherwise would not receive quality health care services.
Thank you,
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Sherry Hirota
Chief Executive Officer

Asian Health Services, founded in 1974, provides health, social, and advocacy services for all regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language, or culture. Our approach to wellbeing focuses on “whole patient health,” which is why we provide more than primary care services, including mental health, case management, nutrition, and dental care to more than 27,000 patients in English and over 12 Asian languages:  Cantonese, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Mien, Lao, Mongolian, Karen, Karenni, and Burmese.

We offer medical, dental, and mental health services for all ages.

We also recognize that a patient’s health is directly linked to their social and economic circumstances. That’s why we are dedicated advocates, and we fight for legislation that make our communities a safer and healthier place to live. Learn more about our work outside the clinic walls through programs and advocacy.

69%

Experience Linguistic Isolation

95%

Earns less than $48,500 Annually as a Family of Four

85%

Are on Medi-Cal, Medi-Medi, or are Uninsured

OUR PATIENTS

  • Pediatric: age 0-1722%

  • Adult: age 18-6456%

  • Elderly: age 65+22%

YOUR SUPPORT CAN CHANGE LIVES.