A new chiropractic clinic for veterans and active-duty military has opened in downtown Hayward, in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Faculty and students from Life Chiropractic College West, also located in Hayward, will staff the clinic and provide chiropractic care at the Hayward Veterans Memorial Building on Main Street. The building, constructed in 1932, reflects the historic nature of the area, according to Alameda County.
This clinic is all about community outreach, said Scott Donaldson, the Vice President of Clinical Operations at the Monte H. Greenawalt Health Center at Life West. The Health Center will work with the Hayward Veterans Center in a joint effort to provide affordable chiropractic care that’s easy to access for veterans and active-duty military.
“We do want to reach out to both active service and veterans in appreciation for their service to our country,” Donaldson said. “We’re connecting our student population and veterans with the local veterans center, so there will be veterans serving veterans.” Students and faculty who have served in the military will be able to give back to others who have served or are serving our country.
Donaldson said an initial exam is free, and other services such as x-rays and adjustments are discounted and half the normal price. For a full list of services and prices, call the Health Center’s front desk at 510-780-4567.
The clinic opened at the Hayward Veterans Memorial Building, at 22737 Main Street, on Jan. 9. Life West faculty and students from the Health Center will be available every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the building.
This community outreach project has been in the works for several months, and is greatly supported by Ron Oberstein, president of Life West, who has also organized service trips to other countries such as India and Tonga. The idea of service fits well with the Life West philosophy, “To Give, To Do, To Love, and To Serve.” Donaldson also said it’s important for Life West to be a part of the greater Hayward community, and this joint project with the Hayward Veterans Center will provide Life West with a way to serve in a special segment of the community.
For more information about the clinic or to book an appointment, call the Health Center’s front desk at 510-780-4567.
Life Chiropractic College West traces its founding to 1976, when the institution was known as Pacific States Chiropractic College. In April 1978, the first group of students at Pacific States Chiropractic College began attending classes.
Life Chiropractic College West, which offers a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, is internationally recognized for leadership and innovation in chiropractic education. Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by both the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the Council on Chiropractic Education, agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Source: Life Chiropractic College West