UPDATED DEC. 13, 2018:
The chiropractic clinic will be held on Thursdays beginning Jan. 10, 2019.
A new chiropractic clinic for veterans and active-duty military will open soon 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 Dr. Scott Donaldson. Dr. Donaldson is 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,” Dr. 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, he said.
Dr. Donaldson said an initial exam will be free, and other services such as X-rays and adjustments will be discounted at 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 will open 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 to 7 p.m. at the building.
This community outreach project has been in the works for several months, and is greatly supported by Dr. 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, Do, Love, and Serve. Dr. 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.
Veterans and active-duty military members are always welcome to call the Life West Health Clinic to book an appointment or ask any questions at (510) 780-4567.