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As early as March, AltaMed has been testing for COVID- 19. As of today, we have provided more than 40,000 tests to our community members, including our uninsured, undocumented, elderly members. We will continue to be a resource for our most vulnerable patients as we all adapt to our ever-changing environment. With YOUR support, we can keep our communities safe and healthy!
For more than 50 years, AltaMed has been there for its community, regardless of coverage or ability to pay. We’ve been able to withstand the test of time because we were built for our community, by our community. As we continue to grow, adapt, and increasingly tailor our care to individual needs, we’ve never forgotten the community that gave us reason to exist. You’ve been right there with us, and because of your support, we will continue to provide care when and where we’re needed.
In 1969, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, a group of Brown Berets in East Los Angeles were inspired to take action and build a free clinic that would enable their community to access appropriate, affordable health care in the right language. The East LA Barrio Free Clinic was created and sustained by community volunteers, and supported by cash donations. While AltaMed has expanded well beyond the walls of that initial clinic, the climate in which we exist has not entirely changed. We are still here to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate care where needed, and thanks to your support, the scope of our work not only includes quality care, but developing our community by providing workforce pipelines, support for higher education, and advocacy around health care policy and voter rights. More than 50 years later, we can’t afford not to advocate. Your continued support means we can continue to lift up the communities in which we exist.