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 prescription glasses to adults and children.
  • When more specialized care is needed, patients are referred to appropriate nearby facilities.
  • 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.

Diabetes Health Education Program

Consistent with our objective to provide a holistic approach to disease management for our patients, the Diabetes Health Education Program is designed to provide our patients with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively manage their disease.

Visit the Diabetes Health Education program page to find out more.

Perder Para Ganar (Weight Management) Program

The MEND weight management program, named Perder Para Ganar (Lose to Win) was established in 2014 as an intervention to address the disproportionate amount of patients that were obese or morbidly obese at the MEND Medical Clinic. A group of skilled volunteers, from nutritionists to public health experts, developed a program designed to educate and mentor our patients on achieving their weight loss goals.

Visit the Perder Para Ganar (Weight Management) Program page to find out more.

Powered By Volunteers

Our Medical and Eye Care Clinics are powered by volunteers. Family Medicine residents and fellows 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 Program, Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.

For a complete list of partners, click here.

 

Medical Clinic Hours

Medical Clinics

Appointments MUST be made in person at the MEND Medical Clinic Tuesday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm


General Medicine

Wednesday: 9 am – noon

Thursday: 3 – 7 pm

First & third Friday of month: 1 – 5 pm

Saturday: 9 am – noon (summer hours)


Diabetes Clinic

Second Saturday of month: 9 am – noon

First & third Wednesday: 3 – 7 pm


Hypertension

First & third Tuesday: 1 – 5 pm


Women’s Clinic

First & third Tuesday: 9 am – noon; 5 – 7 pm


Chiropractic

Wednesday: 10:oo am – Noon


Acupuncture Clinic

Thursday: 1 – 4 pm


Adult Peer Counseling

Wednesday: 12-3 pm

Thursday: 12-3 pm


Fitness and Exercise

Yoga

Wednesday: 9 – 10 am; Health Education Room


Zumba

Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00 am, Health Education Room


Eye Care Clinic

Days & times vary

First, Third & Fourth Wednesday: 9:00 am – Noon

Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Plus other Fridays

Call (818) 686-7354 for more information