What inspires us?
Guided by our mission to build a healthy Latino community through culturally appropriate healthcare services, focusing on those most in need, we are continuously striving to provide holistic services of the highest quality.
What have we achieved?
For the last 33 years, we have increased access to linguistically and culturally appropriate health care services for low-income, uninsured or underinsured Latinos in the DC area.
Providing over 35,000 services to over 3,300 individuals every year, we are committed to strengthen and improve the quality of existing services.
Likewise, with the help of our loyal supporters we have been able to expand access to quality services; increase patient participation in all aspects of clinic operations, services, and advocacy; and reached moderate growth in the size of the patient population and the types of services offered.
How do we do it?
Through cultural competency:
Bilingual and culturally competent staff/volunteers provide high-quality medical and social support services through its care and prevention education programs.
Through strong ties with collaborators:
We are convinced that by reinforcing collaborations with members of La Clínica’s extensive referral network we are able to help our uninsured clients to receive free or reduced fee off-site specialty care.
By educating community stakeholders:
Showing community stakeholders to view health care as both a human right and a responsibility and empower patients be their own advocates for improved access to health care.
Strengthening our financial stability:
The recent economic crisis has affected our patients, our donors and La Clínica. However, we continue to strengthen financial stability through development of new revenue streams (e.g., private insurance, individual/major donor, fee for service). Our number one priority is to provide high-quality services with dignity and respect to those most in need and we can only achieve this with a strong support network of revenue stream that allows us to continue opening our doors.
If you or your organization would like to support our cause, check all the ways that you can help us (or donate online now.)