San Mateo County

Operation Access (OA) has served San Mateo County community clinic patients since 2001. Through our work with local physicians, hospitals and medical centers, hundreds of people in need receive vital surgical and specialty care free of charge every year.  Despite the Affordable Care Act, those who remain uninsured continue to depend on community programs when they are ill or injured.  Our volunteers and supporters share our belief that the entire community is well served when those most vulnerable receive care.

OA accepts referrals from all primary care providers. We are a primary resource for:  

Office of Josefina Enriquez, MD
Ravenswood Family Health Center
RotaCare Free Clinics (Coastside, Daly City)
                                    Samaritan House Free Clinics (Redwood City, San Mateo)
                                    San Mateo Medical Center Clinics 

Partner Hospitals and Ambulatory Care Centers:
Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers
            South San Francisco, Redwood City
Mills Health Center
Menlo Park Surgical Hospital
Peninsula Medical Center
Peninsula Eye Surgery Center
Peninsula Plastic Surgery Foundation
 

Representative Outpatient Services Provided: Breast, General, Plastic/Reconstructive and Vascular Surgery; Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Urology
 
Other outpatient services may be available.
 
2015 Scheduled Surgery Sessions: 
Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers
     Redwood City: May 16, September 12, December 5
     South San Francisco OR: September 12, December 5
     South San Francisco Orchid Surgery Center: April 18, August 8, Nov. 14 (GI, Eye)

Staff Contact:

Ali Balick - Program Manager, San Francisco & Peninsula
p: (415) 733-0062
f: (415) 733-0019

Zainab Altai - Program Coordinator, San Francisco & Peninsula
p: (415) 733-0055
f: (415) 733-0019

Tools for Partner clinics: 

For information on the scope of outpatient services provided through OA, please view our procedures list.

For eligibility guidelines and referral forms, please click here for a fax form and click here for an on-line form.