La Maestra provides comprehensive well and sick medical care for children and adolescents. The organization participates in the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program, a preventive program that allows uninsured children to obtain temporary presumptive eligibility for Medi-Cal. CHDP allows La Maestra to provide billable services such as well-child assessments. These health assessments include medical exams, vision, and hearing screenings, along with dental care and immunizations. La Maestra also provides physicals for school enrollment and asthma education and treatment.
La Maestra provides the full spectrum of primary care services to adults. Immunizations and screenings are offered to all adults to improve community health outcomes among the low-income, uninsured and vulnerable adult populations served. Case management and counseling is offered for depression, tobacco use, obesity as well as a variety of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. In addition, oral health has become an integral part of primary care and La Maestra strives to make sure every patient receives an annual oral health exam. Hepatitis B and C screenings are also being giving to all patients with an emphasis on immigrant and refugee populations. This work is being done in partnership with the University of San Diego California and a grant that they received from the Center for Disease Control to conduct screenings for this disease, which is prevalent in border regions.
La Maestra’s Senior Medicine unit provides specialty services for people ages 60 and older, including seniors with chronic diseases or multiple diseases and patients with signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. These services include examination, screenings, follow-up and referral services as well as social services including eligibility assistance for a range of programs. The program offers a team approach with input from a Geriatrician, primary care provider, medical assistant, and social worker to resolve the unique issues that older patients present.