UC Davis physicians helped launch One Community Health when it was the CARES Clinic. At the time, in 1989, the clinic provided convenient, one-stop health care for patients with HIV or AIDS.
UC Davis' partnership with the clinic grew as it evolved into One Community Health, which currently offers comprehensive health care to the broader community regardless of patients' abilities to pay.
“This is a great example of health care teams coming together to better serve those in need,” said Christy Ward, chief executive officer of One Community Health.
UC Davis providers and residents are integral to several One Community Health services, including:
- Primary care for all ages
- Pain management
- Newborn, child and teen health
- Women’s health
- Behavioral health, including substance abuse treatment
- Infectious diseases prevention and management
One of those UC Davis providers is Assistant Professor Micaela Godzich, who has extensive experience with medically underserved populations in Northern California and rural Washington. She provides primary care and oversees family and community medicine residents at the clinic.
“It is a privilege to work at One Community Health, which offers excellent, interdisciplinary care to those who need it the most,” Godzich said. “Our team fits in really well with the clinic’s passionate commitment to the well-being of our community.”
More information about family and community medicine at UC Davis is online.
Details about One Community Health, including clinic locations, are on the clinic's website.