Medical and Eye Care Clinics

The only free clinic in the northeast San Fernando Valley, MEND provides basic ambulatory, hypertension, diabetic, vision, women’s health, 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 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 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.

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.

 

Our Privacy Practices

This notice describes MEND’s Medical Clinics, Eye Care Clinic, Dental Clinic and Dispensary privacy practices for both current and former patients. It explains how we use health information about you and when we may share that health information with others. It also informs you about your rights with respect to your health information and how you may exercise these rights. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and to provide you a copy of this notice so that you are aware of how we maintain the privacy of your health information.

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
Effective August, 2017

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION IN THE MEND MEDICAL CLINICS AND DISPENSARY MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED ON YOUR PART.

At MEND the protection of our patients’ privacy and the confidentiality of medical information is a priority. We recognize that you depend upon us to safeguard your personal information and uphold your privacy rights. This document—which is based on state and federal law, as well as our own company code of ethics—offers a declaration of our commitment to preserving patient confidentiality and privacy.

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