Medical and Eye Care Clinics

The only free clinic in the northeast San Fernando Valley, MEND provides basic ambulatory, hypertension, diabetic, vision, women’s acupuncture and chiropractic care to adults. Volunteer health professionals provide basic care to low-income patients who cannot afford health insurance.

  • The Medical Clinic provides health education and exercise classes, including specialty clinics for diabetes, hypertension, women’s health, and healthy aging.
  • The Eye Care Clinic is a collaboration between MEND, the Lions Club and Western University College of Optometry. It provides eye exams and free prescription glasses to adults and children.
  • When more specialized care is needed, patients are referred to appropriate nearby facilities.
  • Project LIFE, a Medical Clinic sub-program, is a combination of one-on-one peer health education services, workshops, a universal health education library, and other outreach activities for clients and volunteers.
  • Approximately 48% of MEND’s patients suffer from diet-related illnesses. In response, MEND’s Diabetes Health Education Program and Perder Para Garnar (Weight Management Program) were recently launched with the goal of emphasizing the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to prevent health complications.

Powered By Volunteers

Our Medical and Eye Care Clinics are powered by volunteers.  Internal Medicine residents from Kaiser Permanente and Northridge Medical Center do monthly rotations and several doctors, optometrists, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists generously donate their time and skills each month.

Interested in volunteering? Download the Volunteer Opportunities Brochure for the Medical Clinic or the Vision  Clinic.

Medical Clinic Partners

The Medical Clinic is grateful for the assistance of its lead partners Access to Care CollaborativeKaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Residency ProgramNorthridge Hospital Residency Program, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, as well as that of the following organizations:

Alzheimer's AssociationKaplan CollegeProvidence St. Joseph Medical Center
American Diabetes AssociationLA County Department of Health Services: OVMCProvidence St. Parish Nurses
Anderson Career CollegeLA County Department of Public Health, Nutrition ProgramSan Fernando Valley Optometric Society
California Dept of Public Health Champions for ChangeLA County Department of Public Social Services: GAINSHP-PEP -Student Health Professional Pre-Entry Program
California State University Los Angeles School of NursingLA County Health DepartmentSouthside Coalition of Community Health Centers
California State University NorthridgeLatino Diabetes AssociationTemple Ahavat Shalom
Center for the Partially BlindLions ClubsUCLA Dept of Internal Medicine Community Health Program
Cesar Chavez Committee: Annual Festival & MarchMission Community Hospital: Project AltoUCLA Dept of Nephrology SPRINT Study
College of the Canyons School of NursingMt St. Mary's: School of NursingUCLA School of Nursing " Heart Stitches""
Community Clinic Association of LA CountyNational Kidney FoundationUSC School of Pharmacy Fraternity
Community Clinic VoiceNational University School of health and Human ServicesValley Care/ Olive View Hospital
CSNAPNetwork for a Healthy California- LA RegionValley College of Medical Careers
Direct ReliefNEVHCValley Community Clinic
El NidoNorthridge HospitalVCCC
Everest CollegeOccidental CollegeVision y Compromiso
Friends of the FamilyPacoima BeautifulWest Coast Universtiy School of Nursing
Homeless Health Care L.A.Pals for HealthWestern University School of Optometry
Kaiser PermanentePartners in CareWorksource California: TSE Program
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Health Education DeptPlatt CollegeYouth Policy Institute
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Residency ProgramProvidence Holy Cross Medical Center