Our Mission Clara’s House addresses the health needs of the poor as a manifestation of the spiritual beliefs of the participants cherishing diversity of cultures and religious beliefs.
Vision The clinic provides primary health care and education for those economically disadvantaged among us. Nurse Practitioners operate the clinic in collaboration with volunteer MDs, NPs, RNs, and other health care professionals. They further extend care to those who do not have access to health care and are not aware of appropriate resources. The clinic staff works in coordination with existing services in the community and seeks to promote health maintenance through education, assessment and preventative health care. The staff coordinates ongoing care with professionals, agencies, schools, families, and the larger community.
A primary care clinic providing comprehensive health care Clara’s House is:
An all-volunteer, unpaid staff
Does not charge patients fees for medical services
Asks partner agencies who refer patients to provide community support
Our Partners Adult Education Program at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church • Roble School District • Francis House • Saint Joseph Church • Saint Ignatius Loyola Parish • Saint Vincent de Paul at OLA • Immaculate Conception Church • Cristo Rey High School, Sacramento • Cathedral Square Program • All Hallows/St. Peter • Our Lady of Lourdes Parrish • Trinity Cathedral • Annunciation Church and Bookstore • Wellspring Women’s Center
Notification to partner of acceptance or non-acceptance of referral
Primary health care is : Not urgent care: flu symptoms, asthma attack, UTI Not emergency room care: heart attack, broken bones, stroke Not specialty medical care: surgery, cardiac, psychiatric care, x-ray
Our Stories: Compassion “ Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.” Mason Cooley
Our Stories: : Uninsured “ Compassion is not a popular virtue.” Karen Armstrong