UC Davis family and community medicine physicians will soon expand the availability of primary health care services at the One Community Health clinic in midtown Sacramento.
The new partnership also expands UC Davis’ presence at the clinic, where infectious disease specialists have provided treatment since it began in 1989 as a multi-health system collaboration to serve patients with HIV and AIDS. The clinic currently provides comprehensive care to the broader community.
“We are delighted that UC Davis’ family medicine physicians are working with our organization to increase access to health care within our community,” said Christy Ward, chief executive officer of One Community Health. “We all know there is a shortage of family practice doctors, and this will help alleviate that problem. This is a great example of health care teams coming together to better serve those in need.”
The new partnership is coordinated at UC Davis by Micaela Godzich, a physician who has extensive experience with underserved populations in Northern California and rural Washington. She helped launch the initiative to expand her department’s collaborations with clinics in the Sacramento region that provide care regardless of patients’ abilities to pay.
“It is a privilege to work at One Community Health, which offers excellent, interdisciplinary care to those who need it the most,” said Godzich, assistant professor of family and community medicine. “Our team fits in really well with the clinic’s passionate commitment to the well-being of our community.”
More information about family and community medicine at UC Davis is online.
Details about One Community Health, including clinic locations, are on the clinic's website.