• 100

    visits to the clinic
  • 96%

    improved health behaviors
  • 438

    interpretation sessions provided

The Vietnamese Health Clinic at St. Francis Community Services Southside helps elders and their families manage diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions. The clinic is a primary care provider for many elders in the community. The clinic operates in partnership with clinical professionals from Institute for Family Medicine. Staff at SFCS Southside Center provide translation, healthcare-related case coordination, transportation to the clinic, assistance with external appointments, medication management, and education.

 

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Healthcare Needs and Difficult Choices
March 20, 2017

“Mrs. J” is a 68 year old senior who speaks very little English and has no transportation. She had been . . .

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A Matter of Health

Through our clinic Viet will be able to receive medical care in her own language, at a lower cost than her previous clinic. Our staff helped her understand paperwork to apply for Medicare, and she will also begin attending our Vietnamese Elders socialization group to reduce her isolation. Recently, Viet expressed her gratitude for the health clinic and described feeling relief since coming to SFCS several months ago, noting that receiving care in her own language and assistance with transportation helps her to feel empowered in her health care.

She said, “I am attending the Vietnamese senior’s meetings to learn more about health and social issues, and improve my quality of life. I love seeing my friends and making new friends, and learning new things around me.” Through the socialization group and the health clinic, our holistic care is able to ensure that this senior will get the care she needs in an atmosphere that encourages her to continue to live independently and confidently.