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: December 5
     South San Francisco OR: December 12
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 and guidelines, please view our Procedures List* and our Referral Guidelines Snapshot.
*Procedures List is not a comprehensive list of services provided

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