Community Health

Education and Outreach

We know that the choices you make each and every day directly impact your health. Offering one of the largest community clinic education and outreach programs in San Diego County, we help over 100,000 individuals each year to “choose health.”

HIV Services

Offers a coordinated response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through free or low cost services in Spanish and English. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7000 or visit NCSD Connection.

  • Counseling and testing
  • Immediate support for those who test positive
  • Primary care, case management and specialty care referrals
  • Regional Early Intervention Services Center providing legal and mental services
  • Support Groups for persons living with HIV
  • PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) navigation services. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 2000
Transgender Services

Contact Gender Care Representatives for more info 760-631-5000 x 7188 or put in an online request here.

  • Adult & pediatric hormone therapy
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Support for transition-related issues
  • Referrals for Gender Confirmation Surgery (GCS) and Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS), including mental health letters
Parent and Child Health

Offers services to support the health and well being of parents. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7113.

  • Parenting and child development classes
  • Support services for fathers through Dads’ Club
  • Parent support groups
  • Child development screenings
  • Coordination of services
  • Nutrition classes
Youth Development

Teaches life skills, leadership, community involvement, academic support and health education to support the healthy development of our youth. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7140.

  • Project REACH after school programs at three sites in Oceanside and Vista
  • Teen Services outreach and education. Contact us via our Teen Texting Line: (760) 412- 5331.
  • Health education focusing on the prevention of teen pregnancy, substance abuse prevention, and violence prevention
  • Resilience Community Mentoring, a 6 month community mentoring program that helps Oceanside youth and young adults transform into leaders.
Migrant Health & Programs

Provides access to culturally appropriate education and healthcare. We also improve living, working and health conditions through a farmworker focused collaborative. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7206.

Clinical Support Services

Helps VCC patients access health care services, obtain insurance coverage for those services, and manage their health. Contact: (760) 631-5000.

  • Door-to-door transportation
  • Application assistance for health insurance and other public benefits
  • A+ Teeth Portable Dentistry Screening program at schools and community agencies
  • Chronic disease management including diabetes, hypertension, depression and ADHD
  • On-site free Monthly Food Distribution
  • Diaper Distribution Program site

If you’ve been unable to get health care due to financial difficulty, you may be able to receive low-cost public insurance. Learn more about Insurance Assistance.

VCC Outreach

Provides community education about our wide-ranging services and programs. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7206.

  • Community-based outreach
  • Educational presentations
  • Health fairs and community events
  • Collaboration with partner agencies
  • Appointment assistance
  • Community-based care coordination, including home visits
Medical Assistant Training Program

Six month training program to become a Medical Assistant, offered in partnership with CSUSM Extended Learning. Click here for more information.

Policy and Advocacy

We know that making healthy choices isn’t only a matter of educating our community members. We work as a committed and collaborative partner to impact public health policies at regional, state and national levels.

North Coastal Prevention Coalition

As the fiscal agent for the North Coastal Prevention Coalition (NCPC)’s grants and contracts, we work to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs through community action, education, support and collaboration. Contact: 760-631-5000 x7150 or email at info@northcoastalpreventioncoalition.org.

  • Social Host Ordinances to prevent underage drinking parties
  • Reduce youth access to marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and pro-drug merchandise
  • Support proper disposal of unused prescription drugs through take-back days and permanent drop boxes
Tobacco Control Program

We also work with community members and partners to promote smoke-free and tobacco-free environments, prevent youth access to tobacco products, and help people stop smoking through public health policy. Contact: 760-631-5000 x7165 or visit NCPC’s Tobacco Control page.

  • Reduce exposure to secondhand smoke in homes, apartment complexes, parks, outdoor dining areas and other outdoor places
  • Implement Live Well Community Marketplace, supporting local markets to create healthier environments
  • Reduce youth and young adult access to tobacco products in the retail environment, including electronic smoking devices (i.e. e-cigarettes)
  • Offer Smoking cessation support and classes
  • Facilitate youth leadership and advocacy groups

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