Our Mission



Dear Friends,
2019 has been a banner year filled with impact — accomplished because of your partnership. I am grateful to you, our generous supporters, who trust us to provide the highest quality care and to seek solutions based on the needs of our community and our 30,000 patients.  Our patients deserve excellent care and compassion, measured by the highest standards. In 2019, AHS achieved key successes that you have helped make possible:
  • Earned a National Quality Leader award by the Health Resources and Services Administration. This distinction recognizes AHS as one of the country’s top performing health centers in clinical care.
  • Recognized as being in the top 1-2% in diabetes prevention among all federally qualified health centers nationwide.
  • Received a perfect score, meeting 100% of all federal requirements ranging from financial management to governance and clinical care areas.
  • Highlighted as a best practice pioneering integrated dental services and behavioral health counseling.
More than a health center, AHS serves a dual mission of service and advocacy. This past year, AHS sparked the #OneNation movement, lifting up the AAPI voice and engaging in the fight for immigrant rights. The work continues with the just-released, first ever One Nation Commission Report that provides the facts, data, curated stories and compelling imagery to shift the narrative, and provide the proof and data points that immigrants make America stronger.
All of this work comes together when you hear stories like one young woman I just met who has been with AHS since birth. Still an AHS patient, Vien is now about to graduate from San Francisco State University and has enlisted as a volunteer with our advocacy work. This young woman embodies the AHS vision of patient empowerment, that “the true measure of our success is not just the number of patients who have access to health care, but also the number of patients who understand and assert their rights to that care.” This is what community health looks like and we couldn’t do it without your partnership.
We are committed to the future health of our community and humbly thank all those who will work with us to get there.
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 50,000 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.


Experience Linguistic Isolation


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


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


  • Pediatric: age 0-1722%

  • Adult: age 18-6456%

  • Elderly: age 65+22%