Community Health Center Fulfilling its Role to Provide Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine for Underserved Communities
TrueCare™ is providing easy and equitable access to the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months and older through its community healthcare centers, especially for the diverse communities who are underserved in North San Diego County.
“COVID-19 is now one of the top five leading causes of death in children six months to four years,” says TrueCare’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marie Russell. “The COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be safe and effective in protecting not only our kids, but our families and our communities, and preventing severe disease such as long COVID, hospitalizations, or multi inflammatory syndrome and death.”
At TrueCare, anyone can make an appointment for a free COVID-19 vaccination, booster or additional dose at the organization’s locations in San Marcos and Mission Mesa Pediatrics in Oceanside, regardless of insurance status.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months and older is easy and free at TrueCare. “Our community health center’s main focus is to provide access, especially for those parents and caregivers within our diverse communities who have a more difficult time getting appointments due to long or non-traditional work hours,” Russell adds.
TrueCare was established with the belief that healthcare is a right that everyone deserves. To fulfill its mission, the health center works tirelessly to get quality medical services and programs to the most vulnerable and low income populations of San Diego, including agricultural workers, seniors, youth, single moms, and LGBTQ, to name a few.
TrueCare’s new online scheduling tool and MyChart patient portal make it simple and convenient to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster appointment. Visit the online web link (truecare.org/schedule-a-covid-19-vaccination-online) or log in to MyChart (https://mychart.ochin.org/mycharttc/Authentication/Login) to schedule.
Appointments can also be made by calling or texting (760) 736-6767. TrueCare staff speak multiple languages, so everyone feels comfortable during their visit. For more information, visit www.truecare.org.
For questions or concerns about the vaccine, contact your provider or reference TrueCare’s frequently asked questions here. (https://truecare.org/wellness-services/covid-19-flu-updates/#faqs-btn)
Get more information about the COVID-19 vaccine at https://truecare.org/wellness-services/covid-19-flu-updates/
About TrueCare For 50 years, TrueCare has not wavered in its commitment to patients, their families, and its communities. As a non-profit community health center, TrueCare is dedicated to delivering a superior and compassionate healthcare experience to nearly 60,000 patients every year, reducing barriers and increasing accessibility to quality care. TrueCare cares for the diverse communities of North San Diego and South Riverside Counties with services ranging from primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, chiropractic treatments and dentistry. In addition, TrueCare offers transportation services, community health outreach, insurance enrollment assistance and case management programs. For more information, visit https://truecare.org