La Maestra Community Health Centers

 
General Information
Description of AgencyProvides primary care, specialty services including behavioral and mental health, chronic disease management and essential supportive services to men, women and children in the community. Services are provided at four medical clinics, seven dental sites, three school-based health centers, and a mobile medical unit.
MissionTo provide quality health care and education; to improve the overall wellbeing of the family; bringing the under-served, ethnically diverse communities into mainstream of society, through a caring, effective, culturally and linguistically competent manner, respecting the dignity of all patients.
HistoryThis was a non-profit citizenship center for the Amnesty of immigrants in San Diego. The Center was begun in 1986 and offered residents in the City Heights community services to help them gain their citizenship. They provided classes in ESL (English as a Second Language) VESL (Vocational English as a Second Language) and Civics classes to prepare for citizenship exams. Volunteers from the Center also went to homes to photograph and fingerprint disabled applicants as well as assist them with resident and citizenship applications.

As staff and volunteers worked closely with immigrants and particularly with refugees, it became clear that these new citizens would need more resources and services if they were to successfully overcome the language and cultural barriers they were facing.

The clinic began in 1990 to provide new citizens with not only basic medical care but with housing, employment and other services that would support their needs. Just as a new Center was formed, so was a new and expanded mission – “to provide quality healthcare and education, improve the overall well-being of the family, bringing the underserved, ethnically diverse communities into the mainstream of our society, through a caring, effective, culturally-and linguistically competent manner, respecting the dignity of all patients.
LocationCentral
Funded ByCorporation/Foundation; County Funding; Donations; Federal Funding; Fees; Grants; Independent Fund Raising; State Funding; United Way Certified
Agency TypeNonprofit-Incorporated, 501(c)3
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish, Arabic, Somaili, Swahili, Vietnamese, Polish, Loation, Thai, Yoruba, Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagaolog, Armenia, Mixteco, Nuer, Karen, Egyptian Arabic, Chaldean, Burmese, Polish
 
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 14060 Fairmount Avenue
Physical Site City, State, ZipSan Diego, CA 92105
Mailing Address 14060 Fairmount Avenue
Mailing City, State, ZipSan Diego, CA 92105
Main Phone(619) 779-7900
Fax(619) 281-6738
Emailinformation@lamaestra.org
Web Addresswww.lamaestra.org
 
Director Information
Director's NameMs. Cynthia Kaser
Director's PositionFairmount Center Operations Director
Director's Phone619-584-1612
Director's Emailckaser@lamaestra.org
 
Additional Information
Last Complete Agency Update Date10/27/2015
Medi-cal Insurance PlansCare1st, CHG, Molina
Covered California Insurance PlansBlue Shield of California PPO, Molina HMO
Agency Registered UserYes
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: La Maestra Community Health Centers
Affiliated Programs: Chronic Disease Prevention, Management & Treatment
Community Health Imaging Centers
Dental Care, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Diabetes Prevention, Management, and Treatment
Family Wellness Unit
Healthcare Access Initiative
Health Education
Hope Clinic
Legal Advocacy and Social Services Department
Medical Clinic
Optometry Department
Oral Health Initiative (First 5 OHI)
Oral Health Initiative (First 5 OHI) City Heights
Pediatrics Department
Rosa Parks Elementary
Women's Health Services
Affiliated Services: Chronic Disease Prevention, Management & Treatment, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Community Health Imaging Center, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Dental Care, La Maestra Community Health Centers, El Cajon
Dental Care, La Maestra Community Health Centers, Lemon Grove
Dental Care, La Maestra Community Health Centers, University Dental Clinic #1
Dental Care, La Maestra Community Health Centers, University Dental Clinic #2
Diabetes Prevention, Management, and Treatment, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Family Wellness Unit, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Healthcare Access Initiative, La Maestra Community Health Centers, City Heights
Healthcare Access Initiative, La Maestra Community Health Centers, El Cajon
Healthcare Access Initiative, La Maestra Community Health Centers, National City
Health Education, La Maestra Community Health Centers, City Heights
Hope Clinic, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Human Trafficking Victims Assistance Program, Legal Advocacy and Social Services Department, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Immigration Legal services, Legal Advocacy and Social Services Department, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Legal Advocacy and Social Services Department, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Medical Clinic, La Maestra Community Health Centers, City Heights
Medical Clinic, La Maestra Community Health Centers, El Cajon
Medical Clinic, La Maestra Community Health Centers, El Cajon (Braodway)
Medical Clinic, La Maestra Community Health Centers, National City
Optometry Department, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Pediatrics Department, La Maestra Community Health Centers, City Heights
Pediatrics Department, La Maestra Community Health Centers, El Cajon
Pediatrics Department, La Maestra Community Health Centers, National City
Rosa Parks Elementary Clinic, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Women's Health Services, La Maestra Community Health Centers, San Diego