VCC’s programs are here
From keeping food on your table to ensuring your kids make healthy choices, it helps to have the support of the community in your corner.
We provide food and diapers for families in need. We offer mentorship and guidance for at-risk teens. We support migrant communities with education and healthcare. We help new parents navigate the challenges of starting a family. And much more.
Our programs are designed to promote community health, one community member at a time. How can we help you stay healthy and happy?
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.”
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 Connect.
- Counseling and testing
- Immediate support for those who test positive
- Primary care, case management and specialty care referrals
- Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7777
- 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
- Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 2000
VCC’s HIV Program is funded, in part, by SDFHC
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- 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 parenting services to support the health and well-being of caregivers, parents and their children. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7113 or email@example.com
- Nurturing Parenting and child development classes
- Support services for fathers through Dads’ Club
- Parent support groups
- Child development screenings
- Coordination of services and resources
- Prevention of childhood lead poisoning class
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 North County 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 2131.
- Poder Popular: a community advocacy and civic engagement group
- Community engagement activities, such as Resident Leadership Academies
- Farmworker CARE Coalition
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 Mobile Dental Unit Screening program at schools and community agencies
- Mobile Medical Services: Mobile units equipped with an exam room to increase access to primary care in the community including places like parks, community centers, and agricultural fields
- Chronic disease management including diabetes, hypertension, depression and ADHD
- Enhanced Care Management (ECM), offers comprehensive case management to patients who meet criteria and who have Medi-Cal.
- Contact (760) 631-5000 x 8170
- 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.
Provides community education about our wide-ranging services and programs. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7014.
- 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. VCC facilitates local coalitions throughout North County to advance Active Transportation efforts including SANDAG’s San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan. Contact: 760-631-5000 ext 7165 to get involved.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Facilitate youth leadership in prevention advocacy
- Social Host Ordinances to prevent underage drinking parties
- Promote the responsible sales and service of alcohol at businesses and community events
- 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
Works 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 x1001 or visit NCPC’s Tobacco Control page.
- Reduce exposure to secondhand smoke in homes, apartment complexes, parks, outdoor dining areas and other outdoor places
- 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