AltaMed understands how important it is for businesses, the economy and our communities to fully reopen. It's important to us too. We're doing everything we can to make it happen, quickly and safely.
The key considerations for California to end its stay-at-home order and allow all businesses to reopen center around the themes of: sufficient hospital capacity; increase in COVID-19 testing; and protection for those most at-risk. AltaMed is affecting these indicators.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, AltaMed has quickly deployed a response plan to protect our communities. Our response plan focuses on expanding testing, protecting the most vulnerable and increasing community capacity to treat patients.
AltaMed’s mission has always been to treat the people in our communities who have nowhere else to turn. We never turn away a patient who cannot pay. As a nonprofit serving low-income, underinsured patients and in the midst of a pandemic placing arduous demands on healthcare organizations around the world - we need your support to meet these challenges.
Your support helps us dedicate the requisite resources for rebuilding the new normal so that our businesses and communities can reopen as quickly as possible.
AltaMed COVID-19 Response Plan
Outdoor testing & assessment sites
Sufficient testing and hospital health center preparedness are key milestones in Governor Newsom’s roadmap to reopening the state. We have opened several free COVID-19 testing and assessment centers throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, which continue to play a key role in helping our communities safely reopen.
Protecting high-risk individuals
In order to allow high-risk members of our communities to self-quarantine, we have delivered over 2,000 food & self-care kits and arranged home medical visits when necessary. Providing these valuable resources to those most vulnerable (who may not have a family support system to rely on), we can ensure they protect themselves and the community.
To ease demand on hospitals and treat COVID-19 patients early, we have rapidly expanded our telehealth and telemedicine programs. Staff have been retrained and redeployed to where they are needed most. As a result, we are preventing unnecessary hospital visits and increasing capacity at our facilities. These are important requirements in Newsom’s plan to reopen the state.