During her time at the Free Clinic, Gonzalez reorganized the reception area to make it more accessible and improve service delivery. She is equally comfortable working alongside physicians as they provide needed care, and high school students as they learn healthcare delivery. Gonzalez also helped transition the Clinic from paper charts to electronic health records.
“Lupita is a person with great humility and an enormous heart. She is deeply committed to serving our patients with high quality services and ensuring that our volunteer providers have everything they need to do their good work, said Fred Bauermeister.
Gonzalez and her husband, Jesus, and daughter, Melissa, live in Simi Valley. Gonzalez’s passion for medicine has inspired her daughter Melissa. Melissa is a volunteer for the Free Clinic when she is on break from her Pre-Med studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
About The Free Clinic of Simi Valley
The Free Clinic of Simi Valley has provided continuous service since its establishment in 1971 as a non-profit, volunteer-based charitable community service organization. The mission of the Free Clinic of Simi Valley is to provide medical care, counseling, dental, and legal assistance to individuals and families in need, regardless of their ability to pay. This includes those of all ages, ethnicities, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds, who are unable to use traditional sources within the community. The Free Clinic of Simi Valley is a GuideStar Gold Exchange participant, a status awarded for exemplary nonprofit transparency, and is also a 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit according to GreatNonprofits.org, based on multiple 5-Star User Reviews. For more information, visit: www.FreeClinicSV.com and follow the Free Clinic on Facebook and on Twitter