North East Medical Services (NEMS) is one of the largest community health centers in the United States targeting the medically underserved Asian population. Based in San Francisco, the non-profit community health center offers comprehensive health care services to a variety of patients, a majority of whom are uninsured or low-income. NEMS offers linguistically-competent and culturally-sensitive health care services in several Asian languages and dialects, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Toishan, Vietnamese, Burmese, and Korean.
NEMS operates three sites throughout the city, with the main clinic located at 1520 Stockton Street in North Beach/Chinatown, and two satellite clinics at 82 Leland Avenue in Visitacion Valley and at 2308 Taraval Street in the Sunset District.
NEMS has over 20 physicians who offer a range of medical specialties, including Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice, Allergy, Cardiology, Ear Nose Throat, Radiology and Ophthalmology. NEMS also has a Dental Clinic and Optometry Clinic, located at the Stockton Street site. Ancillary services such as mental health, podiatry, nutrition, pharmacy, laboratory and social services additionally strengthen the quality of care that patients receive.
The unique multilingual and culturally sensitive direct service staff allows patients to adequately express themselves in a familiar environment to increase the relevancy and excellence of care they receive. Health education programs, many of which bridge the gap between Western and Asian medical practices, are available at the clinic and through weekly radio broadcasts on local Chinese media. The programs address preventative health care education and practices as it relates to the cultural needs of the community. – less – More from ZoomInfo »