Our Mission

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Dear Friends,
As we reflect on this past year, I am filled with gratitude for the incredible work that has been accomplished by all the members of the Asian Health Services family.  We have navigated through a very complex time, drawing inspiration from the patients we serve.
We have over 28,000 patients who speak over 14 different languages and dialects. Many line up at our doors because they have nowhere else to go.  It is part of our mission and DNA to communicate and engage patients in ways they can understand and appreciate.  This has enhanced our ability to affect our patients- like the 10 -year old Burmese boy who couldn’t walk since birth, but with our specialized care could walk again; the 60-year old Chinese patient who expressed her gratitude because we helped her beat cancer through a combination of quality, culturally-competent care; or the family with an autistic child who chooses AHS because it’s the place where they can comfortably communicate their child’s needs.
In October, our moratorium on new Dental patients was finally lifted with the opening of our state-of-the art dental clinic at Prosperity Place on 11th and Jackson Street.   Over 50 patients lined up at the front door on the first day when staff had just arrived for training.
We also began construction on a new Pediatric and Family Care Center of Excellence at our Asian Medical Center, which will open in 2018 to 4,000 more children and families in need.  The newly renovated floor will be an innovative medical hub where social issues affecting children and family health and development can be addressed through collaborative and team based care.
We are committed to the future health of our community and humbly thank all those who will work with us to get there.
Sincerely,
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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 14 Asian languages:  Cantonese, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Mien, Lao, Mongolian, Karen, Karenni, Arabic, ASL, 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 promote policies that make our communities a safer and healthier place to live. Learn more about our work outside the clinic walls through programs and advocacy.

73%

Experience Linguistic Isolation

95%

Earns less than $48,600 Annually as a Family of Four

94%

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.