Supporting Health Equity in our Community

Mobile Wellness Clinic

Opened in October 2011, provides health care services to un- and under-insured individuals in Santa Cruz County. The population served includes homeless, undocumented, and rural populations, many fall outside most safety-net programs. In common, they are all challenged to access traditional health clinics, due to the logistics of scheduling appointments, transportation issues, or cost of services.

Katz Cancer Resource Center

Opened in 2000, continues to support and navigate patients and caregivers throughout their cancer journey, from the time of diagnosis through survivorship. It is the only accredited cancer center in the area from the American College of Surgeons. All services are free of charge and available to our community. On-site are four certified oncology nurses, a certified oncology social worker, a certified oncology dietitian, and two financial navigators, and a clinical trial liaison.

Medically-Integrated Wellness Center

The new home to our Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) and Ambulatory Care Coordination, encompasses a fitness suite, community resource area, demonstration kitchen, neurological wing, and A/V equipped classrooms providing access to vital prevention and screening services. Programming synergy between the medical provider network, Dominican Hospital, and Dignity Health Ambulatory Care Coordination, reduce barriers to health care and continue to strengthen referrals in our community.

Homeless Services

Dominican collaborates with the Recuperative Care Center in Santa Cruz to provide a safe haven for patients primarily those experiencing homelessness to recuperate fully and to address other social needs. An Emergency Department (ED) navigator, who meets with Central California Alliance for Health (CCAH) patients in the ED to connect or reconnect them with patient care providers post hospital charge. Services also include provision of food, clothing, and medication for patients who are homeless.

Need to Know More?