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Health for All
At Elica Heath Centers, there is a tradition of delivering services beyond our clinic walls, which demonstrates firsthand the benefits of providing care for hard to reach populations where they live, gather, and feel safe.
Elica is committed to improving the health of all those who live in the Sacramento area, especially those populations that have gone without care for far too long. By doing so, Elica contributes to the health, safety, and wellness of all communities throughout the region.
Wellness Outside Walls
Whether by taking one of our state-of-the-art mobile clinics to schools, migrant farm worker camps, or sending a provider and other team members into the street or onto the river bank to aid those who live there, Elica’s Wellness Outside Walls (WOW) activities are designed to improve access for those who experience some of the most challenging barriers to receiving care, including poverty, language and cultural differences, mental health issues, food insecurity, homelessness, addiction, and more.
The success of our Wellness Outside Walls activities, particularly with the Street Medicine and Health on Wheels programs, is often achieved with the help of partnerships that Elica has entered into to further our ability to deliver care beyond our clinic walls.
For example, the Health on Wheels program in support of school-based health care would not have been possible without the participation of the San Juan Unified School District. The experience gained in working with SJUSD has helped Elica's HOW program to provide services to other schools in the Sacramento area and will continue to do so as we add additional mobile clinic vehicles.
Another important partnership for Elica is between our Street Medicine program and the Sacramento Police Department's (SPD) IMPACT Team and their efforts to provide care for some of the highest need members of the homeless population, which can reduce the cycle of arrests that these individuals typically experience.
Elica has also been working with Sacramento STEPS Forward as part of the partnership with the SPD and on several other fronts in the effort to assist the homeless who are part of our community.
Other groups with which Elica works, include St. Francis House, Yolo County Housing, WEAVE Inc., Family Promise of Sacramento, Wind Youth Services, Twin Rivers School District, First Step Pilgrimage, River City Food Bank, and more.