Unique Features

Unique Features

SACHS Clinic
SACHS began in the 1970’s as a part-time volunteer effort by Loma Linda University and Loma Linda University Medical Center Faculty and medical students who were struck by the large underserved local population that could not access the regular health-care system. For many years, this University effort to provide primary care services to the medically underserved was limited.

In 1995, the U.S. Air Force donated a 42,300 square foot, equipped health clinic facility at the former Norton Air Force Base that enabled SACHS to provide full-time, low cost, comprehensive community health care. Known as SACHS-Norton, this clinic offered a full complement of services.

Social Action Community Health System (SACHS) is a federally qualified health center (FQHC), under government funding and established to help care for the underserved population in San Bernardino. We have access to resources and preventive services that would otherwise be unaffordable for these patients.

Service Population:

  • 15,000+ visits annually
  • 99% Medi-Cal (Medicaid)
  • 90% are minorities, 57% Hispanic/Latino
  • 62% Women, 25% Children, 12% Geriatrics
  • SACHS is surrounded by 15 medically underserved areas (MUAs) census tracts

 
Love Rounds
One of the unique features on our inpatient medicine rotation is getting to do “Love Rounds” on a patient once a week. Love Rounds provide an opportunity to interview a patient in the presence of faculty, residents, and students about their emotional, social, and spiritual sources of support as they are coping with their medical illness. Many residents indicate that Love Rounds is one of the most impactful and memorable training experiences they have had during residency training that helps them integrate the practice of whole-person care.

 
Free Clinic
Cornerstone Community Health Free Clinic was founded by our residents, and some of our residents volunteer there and help to provide free medical services to the people of San Bernardino who come every Wednesday night for groceries at 3rd Street Nazarene Church. Residents who volunteer at the clinic provide medical care and lifestyle counseling to this vulnerable community, while learning how to practice in a resource-limited environment and working within an interdisciplinary team consisting of physical therapists, nurses, preventive medicine residents, behavioral health interns, medical students, and pre-medical students. The clinic is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which has been honored with two AAFP Foundation grants and provides ongoing resident research experiences in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Quality Improvement. For more information, contact the team at Cornerstonecommunityhealth@gmail.com.
For more information about AAFP Foundation, visit their website: http://www.aafpfoundation.org.