Since its founding in 1974, Asian Health Services has led the way in areas of healthcare access and advocacy for Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Founded as a one-room clinic on Harrison Street with all-volunteer staff. The center will provide more than 1,500 medical visits in its first year.
AHS organizes patients to protest human service funding cuts resulting from Proposition 13
AHS joins a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights against Highland Hospital for discriminating against non-English speaking persons by its lack of language accessible services.
AHS helps establish the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum.
Conducts groundbreaking research bilingual survey of nearly 300 Chinese residents.
Organizes first-of-its kind public hearing on health issues affecting California’s API population.
Receives grants to develop a “language bank” of trained medical interpreters.
Moves into its current home located on Webster Street.
Teen Clinic is established.
AHS embarks on a pedestrian safety campaign.
State-of the-art dental clinic opens.
Advocacy Committee and Patient Leadership Councils established.
Patient Navigator program established.
Opens Frank Kiang Medical Center, located on the east side of Lake Merritt.
Opens the Rolland and Kathryn Lowe Medical Center, a state-of-the art 15,000 square foot facility in Chinatown.