The director of CSF Surgery and founder of CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation, Karla Terrazas, seeing the growing need of the community for access to accessible and affordable comprehensive health, founded CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation with the intention of providing access to medical services, educational and prevention material, as well as resources for the community.
Since our inception in 2015, CSF Foundation has saved the lives of 82 individuals, from across CA and our neighboring states, that required a lifesaving medical procedure. CSF has provided access to accessible and affordable health care to over 3,500 individuals; has provided more than 900 food baskets to families in need, helping more than 4,300 individuals with this; has provided financial relief to 49 families with the S.O.S. COVID-19 Relief Initiative; has linked over 4500 families to community resources and has provided prevention health education and chronic disease management to over 6,000 individuals.
We aspire to comfort families through their health crises and provide peace of mind associated with the burdens of dealing with the high cost of medical expenses. CSF has committed itself to improve the health and well-being of not only residents of Bakersfield but individuals across California and the US. We advocate on behalf of every patient that walks through our doors. We stand on the principle that everyone is entitled to affordable quality health care regardless of race, color, or citizenship. CSF primary commitment is strengthening communities through advocacy and education.
OUR FOCUS AREAS ARE:
- Access to Affordable Health Care and Medical Treatment
- Health Prevention Education and Chronic Disease Management
- Case Management and Patient Advocacy
- Community Resources and Referrals
- Increase access to reduced-cost or no-cost required medical surgeries to individuals who are uninsured, medically disenfranchised, and/or low income.
- Increase access to reduced or low-cost specialty health services to individuals who are uninsured, medically disenfranchised, and/or low income.
- Expand a network of collaborative partners across the US, consisting of medical professionals, organizations, providers, and specialists.
- Increase community awareness on health and wellness prevention to under-served, low-income families.
- Reduce the incidence of gynecological disease to under-served, low-income women.