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Westminster Free Clinic

  • Westminster Free Clinic
  • 1000 East Janss Road
  • Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
  • (805) 241-8366
  • 1994

Program Description

Westminster Community Care Center, founded in 1994 as Westminster Free Clinic (WFC), is a grass roots health care provider that is driven and empowered by volunteers. It offers basic non-invasive health care, at or near locations where large numbers of uninsured people live or are marginally housed.

Westminster Free Clinic is 100% free. As a community care center, our goal is to provide low-income people with early access to healthcare, and health supporting programs and services, in order to prevent more costly mental and physical health problems. To achieve this, we understand that the health environment must also change, so we partner with the community to inspire both individual and larger scale change.

Westminster's workforce is 99% volunteer. Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other medical professionals volunteer their time at the clinic after their regular jobs.

50% of our teen interns are low-income and will be the first in their family to graduate high school and go to college. Teens in our Teen Healthcare Pathways Internship Program work as an intergenerational team with physicians and other medical volunteers to provide health care, outreach, and systems change in the community.

Westminster has low overhead and administrative costs. 94% of funds are used for direct service and prevention.

Westminster is built entirely upon collaboration. Over $1.6 million in donated goods and services are provided annually.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Other
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 100
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • California Lutheran University
  • California State University-Channel Islands
  • Moorpark College
  • San Diego State University