focusing on prevention, early detection and treatment, the Clinic's
goal is to keep patients healthy and away from costly hospital care.
The Clinic provides the following services:
- General Medical Exams
- Pelvic Exam & Pap Tests (Cervical Cancer Screening)
- Birth Control Methods including birth control pills, Depo Provera®
shot, ORTHO EVRA® patch, NuvaRing®, condoms, IUDs, Implanon®
- Emergency Contraception (Plan B®)
- Pregnancy Testing, Counseling and Referrals
- Clinical Breast Exams and referrals for mammograms
- Screening & Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Confidential HIV Testing
- Male Vasectomy
- Tuberculosis screening
- Community Education Program (Project Outreach)
In 1996, the WHCC established a clinic inside the Women's, Infants
and Children's Project in Compton, CA (WIC).
More than 11,000 WIC participants now have access to family planning
Catalina Island Clinic
IIn July 2008, the WHCC established a clinic inside the Catalina
Island Medical Center.
This clinic is open every other Wednesday. Clinic hours are subject
to change with boat schedule.
Services are provided primarily to individuals who live within
a five-mile radius of the Medical Center, though patients are so
pleased with the services that they voluntarily travel great distances
once care has been established.
The Clinic services a diverse ethnic population.
Approximately 79% of patients are Spanish speaking, 10% are African
American, 8% are Caucasian, and 3% are Asian. Teens make up 11%
of the clientele. More than 95% of the patients have incomes 100%
below the federal poverty line and are therefore eligible for subsidized
Staff pays special attention to addressing the unique medical needs
of individuals completing drug recovery programs, those residing
in local homeless shelters, as well as patients with physical and
mental disabilities that limit access to information and care.
Services are free for those who qualify for the California state
PACT. Eligibility is based on an individual's income, family
size, medical insurance status (none or minimal coverage), California
residency, and reproductive ability.