In 1982, a group of community-based, non-profit health clinics – recognizing their shared values and concerns – came together to form the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (SFCCC). The creation of SFCCC allowed these clinics to pool their collective resources to address their needs and interests, and those of their patients, to local, state and national policy makers.
SFCCC works to lead and support the partnership in four core areas, each with distinct programs: access to care, workforce development, maximization of valuable resources and health policy. While SFCCC partner health clinics focus on patient care and preserving the well-being of the communities they serve, SFCCC promotes the health of our clinics - keeping them poised to adapt to a changing healthcare environment - so that their long-standing tradition of community care is preserved.
The California Endowment has launched a campaign to bring attention to the fact that all California residents need health care, regardless of their immigration and documentation status. SFCCC and its partner clinics are fully engaged in providing health care services to this population, as well as advocacy on the local and state level to make sure that everyone has access to care. In the attached video, students who were brought to California as children describe their aspirations, and what they need to get them there, including health care for their families.
At Lyon-Martin, we are fortunate to have a long, rich history of dedicated, hardworking advocates and health providers who have for over thirty years shaped this award-winning community health center that so many individuals rely on to this day. We started as a primary care clinic for lesbians and have expanded over the years to also serve low-income heterosexual women, bisexual women, and transgender individuals. We are blessed with the enduring legacy of our namesakes’ Phyllis and Del’s love and devotion to each other and our communities.