Medical

SLO Noor Medical Clinic

Medical services designed to meet the essential needs in our community

Services provided include primary medical care, disease prevention, and chronic condition management for diabetes and hypertension. These services are offered on an appointment schedule. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Inspiring Hope – Providing high-quality Care


The SLO NOOR Free Clinics are the ONLY truly free medical,
vision and dental clinics in San Luis Obispo County.
 

Medical services offered:

Case Management & Social Services
The case management department at The SLO Noor Foundation assists our patients in obtaining needed services in the community. Case managers work with clients to help them identify their needs and goals. Clients are then provided with referrals and information that is aimed at meeting those needs to assist them in achieving their goals. Our services are provided within a short-term framework that encourages the empowerment of clients to ensure them the opportunity to control their own future.

Referrals are commonly in the areas of:

  • Free or highly-discounted prescription medication assistance
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Food assistance
  • Skilled Nursing or Assisted Living Placement Services
  • Free government or private insurance enrollment assistance
Disease Prevention & Screening
Preventing disease generally begins with your diet and exercise. Eating healthy foods and being physically active play major roles in preventing disease. These behaviors reduce your risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and a wide variety of cancers. They also improve your mental and emotional health.

If you are affected by disease, early detection is important and can even save your life. Health care professionals, such as those at the Noor Clinic, keep you informed about how often we should have tests or lab work to detect possible signs of illness or disease. These screenings can allow you to get preventive care before symptoms of the disease even appear.
Screenings and preventive care differ according to the particular disease. For example, not smoking (or quitting smoking) is basic to preventing lung cancer. To help prevent diabetes, heart disease and many cancers, we can take measures to avoid becoming overweight or obese.

Your health care providers can advise us about how often we should have tests such as mammograms (to look for signs of breast cancer), or a blood test to check for unhealthy levels of cholesterol (this test is called a "lipid panel").

As scientific research reveals new knowledge about screenings and diseases, the recommendations about how often (and at what ages) you should have such tests may change. That is one of the benefits of seeing a health care provider periodically: The medical staff will let you know which tests or lab work you should have done. Follow-up appointments provide the opportunity for you to learn about the meaning of the results for maintaining our health or treating symptoms of disease.

As patients, it is important for you to learn more about your health and preventing disease so that we may be partners with the doctors and nurses that care for us. The better we understand the causes of illness and ways to improve our health and fight disease, the better are our chances for leading healthy, long lives. Becoming informed also helps you to provide a health lifestyle and diet for our children, improving their chances for healthy, long lives.
When visiting doctors' offices or the Noor Clinic, you might want to take home some of the brochures. If you have access to the internet, use a reputable site such as "Web MD" to read more about medical conditions that concern you and ways to stay healthy or fight disease.
Laboratory Testing
Lab tests administered at the SLO Noor clinic serve a variety of purposes. They monitor your body’s systems and check for signs of disease. They also alert us to conditions that may develop into disease, so that preventive changes can be made. The SLO Noor medical staff will inform you about which tests you need and their purpose.”

The SLO Noor clinic offers many lab tests, including: Hepatitis C Screening and Testing, Basic Metabolic Panel, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, EKG, Lipid Panel, Liver Panel, Urine Dip, and many others. Your SLO Noor physician will advise you, administer the needed tests, and if needed, refer you for additional testing services.
Mammograms
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray that allows doctors called radiologists to look for changes in breast tissue. A mammogram can often find or detect breast cancer early, when it’s small and even before a lump can be felt. This is when it’s easiest to treat. SLO Noor patients are referred to French Hospital for mammograms.
Radiology
SLO Noor partners with Radiology Associates to provide x-rays, ultrasounds, MRI’s, CT scans, and other needed services for patients. These services are offered at no charge to patients.
Nutrition Classes for Diabetes Prevention and Management
SLO Noor offers onsite nutrition education and lifestyle coaching for people with diabetes or prediabetes. The program includes educating patients about diabetes, food groups, food label reading, food recommendations, substitutions, activity goals, and the way diabetes affects quality of life.
Health Education
Each and every SLO Noor patient receives education directly related to their health challenges, conditions, and illnesses. Always ask your SLO Noor physician if you have any questions. Your health is their priority.
Physical Exams
All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they feel healthy. The purpose of these visits is to: screen for diseases, assess future medical risks, encourage a healthy lifestyle, update vaccinations, and maintain a relationship with a health care provider.
Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is a health care specialty involved with evaluating, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The ultimate goal is to restore maximal functional independence to each individual client, utilizing exercise, heat, cold, massage, and mild electrical stimulation.

SLO Noor partners with San Luis Sports Therapy, which provides free therapy to patients. Your SLO Noor physician can refer you for a physical therapy appointment, if needed.
Specialty Referrals
If necessary, SLO Noor staff can refer patients to our collaborating medical partners and providers.

These include: Quest Labs, Central Coast Cardiology, Dr. Debra Truell OB/GYN, The Colonoscopy Center, San Luis Obispo Sports Therapy, Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access, French Hospital Medical Center, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Radiology Associates of SLO, Planned Parenthood, Marian Regional Medical Center, Vision Services Plan, People’s Self-Help Housing, Hearst Cancer Center, Central Coast Counseling, Transitions Mental Health, and other organizations.
 
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