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Order of Malta Clinic | Serving the uninsured sick and poor
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Order of Malta Clinic of Northern California’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Debut of Mobile Health Clinic

PEOPLE WHO CARE – Our team includes more than 50 volunteer physicians and nurses.


The Order of Malta Clinic of Northern California is a nonprofit medical clinic committed to serving those in need. Since 2008, we have provided free on-site preventative health care services and treatment to the Bay Area’s uninsured and low-income community.



The Order of Malta Clinic is a special place where volunteer doctors and the Catholic Diocese of Oakland have come together to provide much needed free health care services in our community. The preventative care provided leads to a healthier lifestyle and more productive opportunities for those most in need.

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Every time I go into the clinic, I’m very impressed with the doctors, the nurses, the people who are there helping out on behalf of the Church with warm smiles, their kindness, to take care of anybody who walks in off the street who needs help.

Michael C. Barber, SJ Bishop of Oakland

Perhaps our greatest blessing is the quality of our staff. We’ve been blessed because we have some superb nurses. We also have excellent physicians. Many of them have retired…some from the Kaiser Foundation. And we’re very very proud of the quality of care that we’ve been able to provide.

Jacques Hirschler, Volunteer MD

Most people in our Diocese that speak to me and are very glad that the clinic is here because it’s something we give to anybody whether your are Catholic or not.

Michael C. Barber, SJ Bishop of Oakland

I think I’m going to get much better, you know, because I have someone that cares…someone that cares about people’s health.

Jolanda Dixon, Patient

I’m a much more productive person in society. Because my health is good. I’m not draining from society. I’m giving back.

Darrell Brewer, Patient

The patients that I’ve seen, most of them have had chronic diseases; cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes. The illnesses that are silent that often afflict this community.

Tyronda Elliott, MD, Resident, Kaiser Oakalnd

A lot of these issues can be taken care of in a primary healthcare clinic like we’re doing here. We just need the funds to continue growing.

Kelly Stewart, Family Nurse Practicioner

In order to be a healer and be a healing facility, there’s some time that is required for true healing to take place. And I think that this clinic is really good as a healing…it’s a really amazing healing environment.

Andrea Telfer, Nurse Practitioner

As a patient, when you enter the door, it’s a very clean orderly clinic. And the staffs are very welcoming, very friendly, and very efficient. And you feel confident that you’ll get the best medical help even if you don’t have insurance because the people here want to help you.

Cynthia, Patient

The primary kinds of cases we see here are the cases that you see in the general public – hypertension, diabetes, pulmonary problems, lung disease, heart disease. And those types of medical problems when treated can avert severe complications that can result in long-term hospitalization.

Janet Warring, RN, BSN, Head Nurse, Public Health Nurse

As healthcare people, doctors and nurses, this is what we’re called to. This is what we know is important and this is where our gifts are in taking care of the sick and the poor.

Nancy Cecconi, Nurse Volunteer