Community members, especially those without health insurance, are invited to attend a free health fair on Saturday, June 3, organized by Savie Health, a nonprofit medical clinic in Lompoc that serves the uninsured.
The health fair will run from 12 to 3 p.m. at Savie Health’s clinic at 1111 E. Ocean Ave. Suite 2, Lompoc. Attendees can browse a variety of booths staffed by local nonprofit and government agencies offering information about services available to the uninsured population. These include housing, health, behavioral health, immigration, clothing, disaster preparedness, childcare, and domestic violence resources.
Fair organizers will also distribute food to uninsured community members in need.
The event comes as Savie Health celebrates its one-year anniversary. Since opening in June, 2022, the clinic has provided treatment to over 500 patients from Northern Santa Barbara County and beyond, and medical staff have conducted more than 1,000 patient visits.
Dr. Ahmad Nooristani created Savie Health to provide high-quality, preventative primary, and behavioral healthcare to the uninsured. He realized the need for a free health clinic in the community while working at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. He is now one of six volunteer physicians seeing patients at the clinic, in addition to serving as the organization’s medical director and board chair.
Over the past year, Savie Health has expanded its operating hours to meet patient demand. While the clinic initially opened just two days a week, it is now open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Savie Health is the only free clinic in Lompoc and the surrounding area and has earned a 2023 Gold Rating from the NAFC Quality Standards Program. The clinic offers assessment and case management, preventive care, urgent care, women’s health, behavioral health, minor procedures, and referrals to specialists willing to see patients free of charge. Specialists working with Savie Health include a cardiologist, an ear, nose and throat physician, gastroenterologist, internist, ophthalmologist, surgeon, and urologist.
— Savie Health is located at 1111 E. Ocean Ave. Suite 2, Lompoc, CA 93436. Clinic hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more about Savie Health’s services or to volunteer or donate visit saviehealth.org. To make an appointment call (805) 743-4776. Hablamos Español
Photo; L to R: Eryn Shugart, Savie Health, Executive Director, Alondra Capuchino, Medical Assistant, Ahmad Nooristani, MD, Carla Jimenez, Clinic Manager, and Jocelyn Caudillo, Community Engagement Manager.
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