Join us at our Healthy Spirits North Bay Celebration at Lagunitas in Petaluma, December 9th. For information and tickets click here.


Nominations for the OA Annual Volunteer Awards are due by
October 31, 2014. To make a nomination today, click here!

Free Prescription Discount Drug Card - Click here

One day is never enough!

OA celebrates

Make a Difference Month

October 2014

October 25th, Make a Difference Day, is the nation's largest day of community service where thousands of projects are planned each year across the country. This year we have decided to make it a month long endeavor and we invite you to get involved!

Raise awareness and Funds for Operation Access

Put your social network to good use for a great cause, it's so easy: Help OA make a larger impact by joining our Make a Difference month team on Crowdrise. Set up your very own profile page with a click of a few buttons and tell your story - why you volunteer and/or donate to Operation Access, then share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or google+.

Are you a medical professional? Volunteer at our upcoming sessions:

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael GI Session on 10/4/14
Kaiser Permanente Richmond Surgery Session on 10/11/14
Kaiser Permanente Martinez Eye Session 10/18/14
Kaiser Permanente Fremont/San Leandro Eye and GI Session 10/25/14
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Session 10/25/14
Join us at our upcoming appreciation events:
Get Happy & Give - Happy Hour October 26th 5:00 - 8:00 pm:
SOMAR bar and lounge

Sunday 10/26/14
1727 Telegraph Ave.
akland, CA 94612

Last year Operation Access was one of ten Make a Difference Day 2013 National Award Honorees. OA was awarded a $10,000 grant from Newman's Own, was featured in a special issue of USA WEEKEND in April 2014, and honored at the Make a Difference Day luncheon in Washington, DC.

To see photos from our Contra Costa Volunteer Celebration that was on October 2, 2014 click here.

Volunteer Spotlight

Bill Lewis MD A fluent Spanish speaker, Dr. Lewis volunteers for two weeks, every other year, at Hospital de la Familia in Guatemala.

To learn more about OA volunteers, please click here
Bill Lewis, MD  

Patient Spotlight

Jose  Alameda County “This surgery has changed my life and I could not have afforded this surgery through conventional means. I’m very grateful for the help I’ve received. It’s really a wonderful gift.”

To meet some of our patients, click here
Jose – Alameda County