North East Medical Services

About North East Medical Services

North East Medical Services (NEMS) is one of the largest community health centers in the United States targeting the medically underserved Asian population. Based in San Francisco, the non-profit community health center offers comprehensive health care services to a variety of patients, a majority of whom are uninsured or low-income. NEMS offers linguistically-competent and culturally-sensitive health care services in many languages and dialects, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Toishan, Vietnamese, Burmese, Korean, French, and Hindi.

NEMS has over 60 health care providers who offer a range of medical specialties, including Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Dentistry, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, and Radiology. In addition, ancillary services such as mental health, podiatry, nutrition, pharmacy, laboratory and social services strengthen the quality of care that patients receive.


Health Education Clinical Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 San Francisco, CA
“I had the invaluable opportunity to be exposed to the underprivileged, underserved population of SF Chinatown. I gained skills in constructing health care material and public information that is catered towards the target population. I improved my Chinese language skills when translating, interpreting, and interacting with the Asian population. Some specific things I did was checking and troubleshooting blood pressure and blood glucose. I also learned about public health as a healthcare field and understanding my growing interest in it. ”
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