TVHC is a leading provider of multicultural and linguistically appropriate health care and related services in Central and Southern Alameda County. In existence since 1971, TVHC provides comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health care, youth health services, community health education, family support services, and Women Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition services to low-income, limited English proficient, uninsured and publically insured patients.
As a federally qualified health center with over 300 health professional and support staff, TVHC operates eight primary care clinics: Hayward Clinic; Union City Clinic; San Leandro Clinic; Silva Pediatric Clinic (Hayward); the Firehouse Clinic (Hayward); the Mobile Medical Services Van at Hayward High School; the Tennyson Health Center at Tennyson High School (Hayward) and the Logan Health Center at the James Logan High School (Union City). TVHC also has four WIC nutrition services locations; eight school-based mental health service sites and one combined behavioral health-family support services site.
TVHC provides services to many of the region’s most vulnerable and marginalized populations, building community trust by providing high-quality services in a multi-lingual, culturally welcoming environment. With respect to cultural and linguistic diversity, TVHC provides services to more than 25,000 community members each year, of which a large majority (74%) is Latino. The health center also serves other ethnicities, including Asians, Pacific Islanders, African-Americans, Whites, and Native Americans. TVHC’s multi-multicultural and multilingual staff possesses extensive language capacity. With a four-decade presence in the community, TVHC has built tremendous trust and credibility to prevent health disparities in a multicultural community. In particular, immigrants in the area know they can turn to TVHC for high-quality services, delivered in their preferred language and in a culturally welcoming setting.