Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, May 6, 2013.|
Health and support services
2215 S. El Camino Real, Suite 204, San Mateo. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
274 E. Hamilton Ave., Ste.D, Campbell. 24-hour help line.
1060 La Avenida St., Mtn. View. A nonprofit providing information, support, referrals, education/training, advocacy and research for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. For families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Quarterly newsletter, 24/7 Helpline, support groups.
Call Helpline, 800-272-3900; office, 650-962-8111.
American Lung Association
424 Pendeleton Way, Oakland. Serving seven Bay Area counties. Offers asthma and tobacco education, patient support, political advocacy, research and information referral. Always in need of volunteers.
Breast Cancer Connections
390 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto. Provides personalized information and support to people affected by breast cancer. Individualized attention, support groups, question-and-answer sessions with doctors, personalized research, a buddy program, healing imagery, writing workshops, help preparing for medical appointments and a library. All services are free.
Breathe California of the Bay Area
1469 Park Ave., San Jose. Formerly the American Lung Association of Santa Clara-San Benito Counties, this organization offers asthma and anti-tobacco education, clean-air activities, patient support, political advocacy, research and information referral. Always in need of volunteers.
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the Midpeninsula
4000 Middlefield Road, Ste. G-8, Palo Alto. Provides cardiac rehabilitation therapy, a wellness exercise program as well as heart-related educational programs to more than 200 participants, who are referred by their physicians, usually after a major heart condition is diagnosed.
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities
1515 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 400, San Mateo. Assists people with disabilities to live independently in their homes and not in institutions.
Children's Health Council
650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. Offers interdisciplinary assessment and treatment services to children with behavioral, emotional, developmental and learning challenges through an outpatient clinic and the Esther B. Clark School. CHC offers continuing education training for the professionals who work with children.
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse)
P.O. Box 4245, Burlingame. CORA provides free and confidential services to victims and survivors of domestic/dating violence and abuse, including child and teen witnesses, in San Mateo County. Services include a 24-hour hotline, support groups, legal services, emergency and transitional housing in English, Spanish and Tagalog.
Call Support hotline 650-312-8515; teen line 650-259-1836; legal line 650-259-1855; toll-free line 800-300-1080; business line 650-652-0800.
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc.
2672 Bayshore Parkway, Ste. 520, Mtn. View. An independent, nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to helping children and adults with cystic fibrosis by funding life-saving research and sponsoring educational programs.
El Camino Hospital ** Health Library and Resource Center
2500 Grant Road, Main Bldg., first floor, Mtn. View. A community health service that provides support groups, health and wellness lectures, health-insurance counseling, advance health care directive assistance, family-caregiver assistance, blood pressure screenings, consumer health library and dietitian consults.
El Camino Hospital ** Maternal Connection Store and Lactation Center - Women's Hospital
2485 Hospital Drive, ground floor, Mtn. View. Services available: lactation support, pump/scale rentals, nursing bra fittings, community room for moms to breastfeed and weigh babies, breastfeeding support group, mother/baby store. No membership fee.
Call Store: 650-988-8287; Lactation Center: 650-988-8290.
Funeral Consumers Alliance of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
463 College Ave., Palo Alto. (Mail: P.O. Box 60448, Palo Alto, CA 94306) Volunteer organization educates consumers regarding end-of-life options, ways to save money on funeral arrangements; advocates pre-planning, not prepaying. Surveys of cemetery and funeral prices posted on website. Free speakers bureau and brochures.
4149 El Camino Way, Ste. B, Palo Alto. Juniper Integrative Care Clinic offers integrative care derived from the tradition of Tibetan Buddhist healing. Services include guidance on coping with illness and other challenges, specific treatments to enhance one's energy and vitality and instruction on specific practices such as meditation. (These services are not a substitute for medical treatment.) Juniper also offers end-of-life services to assist individuals and their families before and after the time of death.
Call 650-493-9333 .
457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. Kara offers grief support to children, teens and adults who have recently lost a loved one or who are facing a life-threatening illness. One-on-one counseling and drop-in grief support group for adults. Support groups. On-site support for schools, corporations and community organizations after a death.
Living Strong Living Well
Palo Alto. Strength-fitness program for cancer patients and survivors. A 12-week small-group program designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or fatigued from their treatment or disease. Classes are free, but participants must register in advance. Classes are held at local YMCAs.
Lucile Packard ** Teen and Young Adult Clinic
1174 Castro St. Ste. 250, Mt. View. Provide comprehensive medical services for young adults ages 12-21.
Lucile Packard Family Resource Library
725 Welch Road, 3rd floor, Palo Alto. A library for use by patients, their families and the community is on the third floor of the Children's Hospital. Only patients and their families can take out books.
Momentum for Mental Health
2001 The Alameda, San Jose. A private, nonprofit organization (formerly known as Miramonte Mental Health Services) providing a full array of contracted mental health services to Santa Clara County residents. Its goal is to assist persons with psychiatric diagnoses achieve recovery, live in the community and function at the highest level possible. Palo Alto location at 206 California Ave.
Mother Health Care Inc.
1708 Hallmark Lane, San Jose. Mother Health Care is a nonprofit serving seniors at home with 24/7 caregivers they need.
Call 24-hour hotline, 408-854-1883 for seniors needing assistance in daily living.
Mountain View Healthcare Center
2530 Solace Place, Mtn. View. Mountain View Healthcare Center's goal is to assist residents in regaining strength and independence. Rehabilitation and subacute programs consistently return residents to their homes. Post-surgical care, rehabilitation therapies, hospice and respite care, Alzheimer's care unit.
419 Main St., Huntington Beach. Meets at All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Twelve-step program to help people stop using nicotine. Smokers welcome.
Call Hotline at 877-879-6422.
Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty
585 N. Mary Ave., Sunnyvale. A nonprofit organization whose mission is to deliver compassionate, high-quality patient and family-centered home health and hospice care that promotes comfort, independence and dignity.
Call 888-755-7855; 408-730-5100.
Peninsula Healthcare Connection
33 Encina Ave., #103, Palo Alto. Peninsula Healthcare Connection (PHC serves the needs of the homeless and the at-risk of becoming homeless by providing many services, including psychiatric counseling and primary and dental care.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Peninsula Stroke Association
3801 Miranda Ave., Bldg. 6, A162, Palo Alto. A Palo Alto-based, nonprofit organization, serving Santa Clara and San Mateocounties, offers stroke education for the community and monthly support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers. Post-Stroke Support Groups are offered in Mountain View, Redwood City, Burlingame, San Mateo, Los Gatos and San Jose.
Planned Parenthood ** Mountain View Health Center
225 San Antonio Road, Mtn. View. Family planning and health services for both women and men. Education, pre-marital testing, HIV-antibody testing and counseling, and primary care. All services are low cost/sliding scale.
Planned Parenthood ** San Francisco Health Center
1650 Valencia St., San Francisco. Family planning and health services for women, men and teens. Education, premarital testing, HIV-antibody testing and counseling, and primary care. All services are low cost/sliding scale.
836 W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View. An education and medical facility that provides services including: pregnancy testing; pre- and post-abortion counsel and information on options; practical support (maternity and baby clothing and furniture); and childbirth classes. CPC's medical center provides sonograms and first- and second-trimester prenatal care, as well as STD testing. All services are free and confidential.
Ronald McDonald House
520 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto. Provides a home away from home to the patients and families of children from around the world receiving treatment for life-threatening illnesses at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Medical Center. Flexible length of stay. Reservations needed.
San Mateo Medical Center
222 W. 39th Ave., San Mateo. Services are provided at the following locations: San Mateo Medical Center, 222 W. 39th Ave., San Mateo. 650-573-2222. Clinics, inpatient care, long-term care, emergency services and emergency psychiatric service. Fair Oaks Clinic, 2710 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. 650-364-6010. Adult primary care, obstetric care and dental care. Fair Oaks Children's Clinic, 630 Laurel St., Redwood City. 650-261-3710. Pediatric care. Willow Clinic, at VA Hospital, 795 Willow Road, Bldg. 334, Menlo Park. 650-599-3890. Adult and pediatric primary care, some specialty care including AIDS services, optometry and dental care. Sequoia Teen Wellness Center, call for location. 650-366-2927. Adolescent care.
Stanford Blood Center
3373 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto. Nonprofit community blood center located at three sites and at mobile blood drives throughout the Bay Area. Stanford Blood Center serves Stanford Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, El Camino Hospital, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital and other local facilities. Offers speakers and educational materials for schools, businesses and civic organizations.
Stanford Health Library
211 Quarry Road, Suite 201, Palo Alto. Offers a wide range of medical and health-related materials. Use of the library is open to the public. Research assistance is provided free of charge. Books are available to check out. Also Stanford Hospital (650-725-8100); Cancer Center (650-736-1713); East Palo Alto Branch, Ravenswood Center (650-289-7711, bilingual medical library).
795 Willow Road, Bldg. 334, Menlo Park. Part of the San Mateo Medical Center, Willow Clinic provides comprehensive services including adult primary care, pediatrics, OB/GYN, infectious disease, dental, eye and HIV/AIDS care.
Women's Recovery Association
1450 Chapin Ave., 1st floor, Burlingame. Provides programs for women, girls and families suffering the effects of substance abuse. Five residential programs, counseling offices and children's programs.