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Laguna Beach Community Clinic

Laguna Beach, Calif.



Low-income, homeless, and underserved adults and children of south Orange County receive free medical, dental, and health-education services from the clinic. Faced with increasing numbers of patients who need assistance, the clinic is using this two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund to hire additional staff members. The fund is designed to bridge, build, and sustain the operations of high-performing community health centers serving diverse and vulnerable populations. It targeted free clinics, public health clinics, and designated federally qualified health center look-alikes to meet both the immediate and long-term health needs of their constituents. Priority was given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies, and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations.