ACCESS CLINIC

Borrego Health’s Access Clinic provides primary care services for adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, as well as offering adult autism health care .

 

What is Developmental Disability?

 

Developmental disabilities refer to a number of different conditions with onset in childhood: intellectual disability is a non-specific term that refers to a mental capacity below normal, due to any condition that impairs the development of the brain before birth, or in the childhood years. ID (also referred to as cognitive impairment or cognitive adaptive disability) has replaced the older terminology "mental retardation."

 

Accessibility to Care for Better Health Outcomes

 

Our unique model offers primary care services that focus on assisting adults 18 years of age and over diagnosed with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, including but not limited to autism, cerebral palsy, and trisomy 21.

Our physicians are board certified in their specialty and are dedicated to improving the health of their patients. Our fundamental goal is to achieve the highest level of care by using the "patient-centered medical home" approach to improve access to care and health outcomes for the patients.

 

Becoming a Patient

 

To qualify for the Access Clinic a person must be 18 years of age or older with a developmental disability that began prior to age 18, be expected to continue indefinitely, and experiences significant limitations in three or more of the following areas:

 

  • Self-care

  • Language

  • Learning

  • Mobility

  • Self-direction

  • Capacity for Independent Living

  • Economic Self-sufficiency

 

Conditions may include, but not limited to:

 

  •  Autism

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Developmental Delay

  • Fragile X

  • Intellectual Delay

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis

  • Profound MR

  • Severe ID

  • Trisomy 21

 

 

Services

 

Common services we offer include:

  • Coordination of specialty medical care

  • Transportation coordination

  • Education for patients and caregivers regarding disease prevention and health maintenance

  • Physical exams for school, day programs, and Special Olympics

  • Preventive care, including immunizations, well check-ups and screenings

  • Routine follow-up care

  • Same day care for acute illnesses

  • Social support and assistance with the completion of forms

 

 

Locations

 

Our territory includes Riverside County. Transportation options are available through the Borrego Health D Street Clinic in San Bernardino. Please contact Melissa Seinturier.

 

Eastside Health Center - Building B

 

If you are interested to learn more about our Access Clinic model, please watch these videos:

 

 

Access Clinic | Staff

Scott A. Allen, MD, FACP

Access Clinic Medical Director

In 2011, Dr. Scott Allen established a novel primary care clinic for adults with developmental disabilities called the Access Clinic, a clinic that is now being expanded throughout Borrego Health to bring quality, accessible primary care to adults with developmental disabilities. Dr. Scott Allen graduated from Brown University Medical School with honors in 1991. He completed his residency in internal medicine at The Miriam Hospital, Brown University and became board certified in internal medicine in 1995.

Yi-Pin Cheng, MD

Director of Residency Program

Medical Provider

Yi-Pin Cheng, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician providing a full spectrum of primary care services to patients of all ages. She also specializes in women’s health and offers well-woman care and prenatal care. As a core faculty of the Family Medicine Program at UCR-RCH, Dr. Cheng teaches and mentors medical students and residents. 

Melissa Seinturier, LVN, CCM

Access Clinic Program Manager

Raised in Riverside, Melissa Seinturier always had a passion for healthcare and for serving the underserved communities. She has an extensive work history in the medical field. She has worked in a variety of settings such as dental, ophthalmology, medical-surgical, post-partum, family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, infectious disease, pediatrics, urology, and women’s health. 

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