Founded in 1979, Lyon-Martin Health Services provides excellent primary care and mental health services to cis-gender women and transgender people with sensitivity to sexual orientation and gender identity, regardless of ability to pay. Since 1999, the Women’s Community Clinic has used an innovative workforce development-based business model to provide affordable and accessible health care services to Bay Area women and girls. In the spring of 2018, while preserving each organization’s unique specializations and orientation to care, Lyon-Martin Health Services and Women’s Community Clinic have come together under one roof. This facility allows both clinics to expand their service offerings and provide comprehensive and welcoming care to cis-gender women and transgender people in one space.
The Medical Assistant (MA) is an essential clinical team member who provides high quality, client-centered care to our clients in both English and Spanish. S/he works closely with clinicians and volunteer health educators to ensure that the client receives all necessary care during and between visits. The MA administers preventive health screenings, prepares the client for clinician visits, administers vaccinations, and provides health education and resources. S/he communicates with the front desk and phones, monitors provider and clinic “flow” and balances tasks to ensure both quality and efficiency. Finally, the MA works with clinicians to make sure that everything is prepared for client visits.