Primary Care Services
Primary Care Team Approach
TCHC’s care team coordinates your primary health care needs. Our clinical staff includes
- Family Practice and Internal Medical Physicians
- Family Practice Nurse Practitioners
- Certified Physician Assistants
- Case Managers
- Mental Health Specialists
- Medical Assistants
- Health Educators
We assign each patient to a Primary Care Provider, or PCP , who may be a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. We try to schedule all of a patient’s medical appointments with their PCP. Patients will be helped with referrals to specialists or other providers by their PCP, case manager or health educator, if needed.
Primary Care Range of Services
At Tri-City Health Center, we offer a wide range of primary and preventive health care services for people of all ages. Below is a list of some of our widely used Primary Care Services:
Acute Illness – Diagnosis & Treatment
An acute illness typically starts suddenly and is short lived. Two common examples are colds and the flu. Some acute illnesses, those caused by viruses, will go away by themselves or with good home care; while others can be cured by antibiotics or other medical treatment. Tri-City Health Center medical providers are well equipped to diagnose and address acute illness as it arises, and prescribe appropriate treatment, or make the correct referral to an outside medical specialist.
Reproductive health services address the human reproductive process and all the systems involved with this process. Our goal is to provide access to safe, effective, affordable, and acceptable methods of birth control; and health care services so that couples can have the best chance of having a healthy baby when they are ready.
In general, depending on a patient’s income and the size of her family, and if she is of childbearing age, she may be able to get Family Planning Services for free. If she is over the age of 24 the best way to see if she qualifies for free family planning services is to call our appointment line and talk with someone working in member services. Our appointment line phone number is (510) 770-8040. Patients under the age of 24 should call our Teen City Clinic at (510) 770-8131.
Tri-City Health Center’s Reproductive Health Services include:
- Family planning and counseling
- Annual women’s visit
- Pregnancy Testing, Counseling and Referrals
- Rapid HIV Tests
- Testing for STDs
- Condoms and birth control pills
At Tri-City Health Center, we believe that everyone (infants, children, teens, and adults) should be immunized. Vaccines not only protect the individual that receives them, but they also protect the health of the community in which they live.
People who travel outside the United States may require disease-specific vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention operates an international traveler’s immunization hot line. Patients can call (877) FYI-TRIP or (888) 232-3299 toll-free to obtain information about required and/or recommended shots for their destination, or they can visit the CDC website.
TCHC Registered Dieticians (RDs) receive patient referrals for nutrition services from their primary care providers (PCPs) or specialized TCHC programs such as HIV Treatment, Diabetes Case Management and Prenatal Care. Our RDs work with patients and their PCPs to develop dietary plans that are compatible with their health care plans. As dietitians, they also regularly provide nutritional assessment, education, counseling, and meal planning.
Patient Assistance Program (PAP)
TCHC provides “Patient Assistance Programs.” These are free medications for low-income patients without insurance. Our staff can help patients to apply for these programs. If a patient meets the company’s requirements, his/her medication will be mailed to TCHC. We will contact the patient and set up an appointment to pick up the medication.
Located at the Fremont Senior Center, the senior health screening program has been a successful part of Tri-City Health Center for over 30 years. The goal of the senior health screening program is to keep the senior population of Fremont healthy by providing medical screenings as a means of prevention and intervention. Many seniors have benefited from these services because they are conveniently located at the City of Fremont Senior Center. It has happened on several occasions that a simple blood pressure or laboratory screening has caught a potentially life-threatening condition.
The Fremont Senior Center serves a very diverse population: 76% Middle-Eastern, 20% Caucasian, 5% Asian/Pacific Islander, 4% Hispanic, 3% other, and 1% African American. Our program, staffed by a LVN operates 40 hours/month, offering services to approximately 4,000 low to moderate income seniors annually at the center.
- Blood pressure screenings
- Patient Education and referral services
- Blood tests to determine fasting glucose levels and lipid panels
- Podiatry services
For directions to the Fremont Senior Center and to access these services, click here
Testing & Laboratory Services
Our primary care providers (PCP) may need additional information to ensure ourpatients receive the best possible care. We provide onsite STD, HIV and pregnancy testing. Patients may also be referred to an outside laboratory for other blood work & tests, X-rays or imaging services. For more information call (510)770-8040.
For an appointment, patients should call (510) 770-8040.