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St. Jeanne de Lestonnac Free Clinic

 1215 E Chapman Avenue
 Orange, CA 92866
[P] (714) 583-6433
[F] (714) 633-1412
[email protected]
Roseann Peters
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Organization DBA Lestonnac Free Clinic
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 95-3499011 00000



Mission StatementMORE »

Lestonnac Free Clinic's mission is to provide free health care services to low-income and uninsured residents in Southern California, through the support of generous volunteers and donors.

Mission Statement

Lestonnac Free Clinic's mission is to provide free health care services to low-income and uninsured residents in Southern California, through the support of generous volunteers and donors.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $2,196,075.00
Projected Revenue $2,243,797.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Project DEAL: (Depression Elimination at Lestonnac)
  • Community Referral Network (CRN)
  • Veteran’s Oral Health Program
  • Bridge to Care
  • Specialty Care

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Mission Statement

Lestonnac Free Clinic's mission is to provide free health care services to low-income and uninsured residents in Southern California, through the support of generous volunteers and donors.

Background Statement

Lestonnac Free Clinic was founded in 1979 by Sister Marie Therese Solomon who dedicated her life to promoting health and wellness among the community's poor. As one of the few remaining free clinics in the state, Lestonnac Free Clinic provides free health care services to low-income and uninsured residents in Southern California. Through the dedication of hundreds of volunteers, Lestonnac Free Clinic has transformed its modest office in Orange into a full primary and specialty care medical facility that also offers dental and vision services. Over the past eight years Lestonnac Free Clinic has expanded its service area and opened satellite locations in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties and procured a mobile medical unit that serves Riverside County. In an effort to increase its outreach and improve access in underserved communities, Lestonnac Free Clinic also facilitates ten annual medical and dental health fairs in Orange and San Bernardino counties.

Impact Statement

Lestonnac Free Clinic's accomplishments in 2017 include:

1. Through its participation in 9 Dental and Medical Health Fairs in 8 cities across Orange counties, the Clinic was able to provide dental services to 766 patients, medical services to 988 patients, and vision services to 513 patients.

2. In an effort to improve community health by providing uninsured patients' access to care after they have been discharged or released from the Emergency Department, Lestonnac Free Clinic has partnered with Los Alamitos Medical Center, La Palma Intercommunity and St. Joseph Hospitals in the launch of the Emergency Department Follow-Up program. The pilot program allows hospital staff access to the clinic's electronic health record system and the ability to schedule appointments as well as send medical records to the clinic.

3. Lestonnac Free Clinic has partnered with the Joy of Sharing Foundation, ALAPIO, and the Beverly Surgery Center to provide low-income and uninsured individuals with free surgeries. In 2017, 30 patients have received free bladder prolapse, colonoscopy, cyst removal, endoscopy, hernia, and umbilical procedures through four surgery days.

Lestonnac Free Clinic's Goals for 2018:
1. Capital Improvements: Lestonnac Free Clinic will make capital improvements to our main Orange Clinic, which is in great need of roof, parking lot, and central air repairs and updates.
2. Expansion of CRN: The Clinic is working to expand our Community Referral Network to more agencies and non-profit organizations in Southern California in order to improve access to care. 
3. Specialty Care: Lestonnac Free Clinic is unique among free clinics in California in providing specialty care services across 25 different medical specialties. The Clinic is always working to expand access to specialties and to grow our surgery days.   

Needs Statement

Access to care is central to preventing poor health outcomes (KFH Anaheim CHNA, 2016). While the Medi-Cal expansion and recent changes to health care access through the Affordable Care Act have reduced the state’s uninsured rate, there are segments of the population in Southern California that continue to face barriers. Factors such as financial challenges, immigration issues, language barriers, cultural differences, and transportation obstacles have left 14.80% of individuals living in Lestonnac Free Clinic’s service area from having regular access to a doctor (Health Care for Immigrant Families, 2013; KP CHNA Data Platform, 2016). Similarly, 18.20% of adults in the service area report having poor general health (KP Platform, 2016). As a result, this population is more likely to forego medical care, have a reduced quality of life, and are more likely to die early (KFH Anaheim CHNA, 2013).

CEO Statement

Lestonnac Free Clinic is acutely aware of the correlation between poverty, lack of insurance and poor health outcomes. As a strategic priority and organizational goal, Lestonnac Free Clinic remains committed to providing disadvantaged and underserved populations Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties with medical, dental and vision services and access to health education classes free of charge.

Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

To make a financial contribution, to volunteer or to donate a product, or service please contact at [email protected], (714) 583-6431 or visit our website at

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County

Lestonnac Free Clinic provides free health care services to low income, uninsured, underinsured and homeless in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Organization Categories

  1. Health Care - Community Clinics
  2. -
  3. -



Project DEAL: (Depression Elimination at Lestonnac)

Project DEAL: (Depression Elimination at Lestonnac) is a collaborative care approach where primary care and behavioral health providers collaborate using shared care plans. The care team shares a defined goal of patients tracked in a registry to ensure no one “falls through the cracks.” Each patient’s treatment plan clearly articulates personal goals. Clinical outcomes are measure and patients are routinely tracked.
Budget  $50,000.00
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Family Violence Counseling
Population Served Minorities Adults People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Program Short-Term Success  Lestonnac Free Clinic is partnered with Orange County Health Agency to provide behavioral health workshops to patients.  The workshops are schedule once a month for an hour in Spanish. 
Program Long-Term Success  Increased access to behavioral health services for under serve populations in Orange County, and improved health outcomes. 
Program Success Monitored By  Lestonnac Free Clinic's Psychiatrist and Licensed Counselors monitors the Project DEAL program's success by running monthly report in the Clinic's EMR system, through conversations with clinical staff, providers and patients.
Examples of Program Success 
The average improvement for all patients from their first visit to second was 4.45 points. The more appointments patients are seen by a psychiatrist or mental health counselor, the higher chances of improvements. 

Community Referral Network (CRN)

CRN is an easy to use, web-centric referral system designed to facilitate synergistic relationships with community based organizations and creates referrals quickly and accurately for a variety of services in a matter of seconds.

Budget  $141,152.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Health Care Referrals
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

Increased use of the social service referral component in Orange County.

Program Long-Term Success 

Have all community based organizations participating, sending and receiving trackable referrals. Being able to gather data, providing a needs assessment in each city.

Program Success Monitored By 

Number of agencies enrolled, number of referrals made, number of completed referrals.

Examples of Program Success 

In 2017, over 8,600 referrals were initiated using CRN. There are currently over 125 agencies participating in the network and over 400 total services available.

Veteran’s Oral Health Program

Free fillings, extractions, bridges, crowns, access to cleaning, and a limited number of dentures are provided for certified veterans.

Budget  $97,398.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Dental Health Care
Population Served Military/Veterans
Program Short-Term Success 

To increase access dental oral care veteran residence in Orange County. Provide oral healthcare to 120 veterans through the delivery of 480 dental visits. Provide prosthetics (crowns, bridges, and dentures) for up to 90 veterans.

Program Long-Term Success 

Our goal is to secure sustainability for the program, and to secure additional funding by adding a mental health component. We hope to continue to recruit local Veteran agencies to participate in the Community Referral Network (CRN).

Program Success Monitored By 

Number of Veteran’s treated, total number of Veteran appointments, number of Veteran agencies in CRN.

Examples of Program Success  120 unique referrals received a total of 145 fillings, 165 extractions, 80 bridges, 75 crowns and 90 dentures.

Bridge to Care

In an effort to provide access to free, high-quality health care and reduce the length of appointment wait lists, the Clinic began the Bridge to Care program. Similar to an urgent care, the Bridge to Care programs allows patients immediate access for non-life threatening health care conditions as walk-in patients. In 2016 the Bridge to Care program provided medical care to 3,285 individuals through 9,125 visit in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
Budget  $1,200,000.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Ambulatory & Primary Health Care
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Increase the number of individuals each clinic site can serve by increasing operational efficiencies.
Program Long-Term Success  To reduce the number of indigent and uninsured individuals that forego medical care due to cost, access or lack of provider availability.
Program Success Monitored By  Lestonnac Free Clinic's Operational Manager monitors the Bridge to Care program's success by running weekly report in the Clinic's EMR system, through conversations with clinical staff, providers and patients.
Examples of Program Success  A reduction in the number of individuals who use local hospital's Emergency Departments for non-life threatening health conditions.

Specialty Care

With no public health care system in Orange County, there is a critical shortage of affordable health services for the underserved. This is especially true for individuals that need advanced care for major health or chronic conditions. With the limited number of specialty providers accepting state-subsidized health insurance, and 'cash patient' rates for specialist visits ranging from $210-$300 per encounter, most underserved Orange County residents cannot access or afford specialty medical services, and as a result they significantly delay or forgo receiving care. Realizing the considerable barriers to access the underserved face, in 2007 Lestonnac Free Clinic (LFC) developed the Specialty Care Program which provides low-income, uninsured Orange County residents with access to 27 different medical specialties at no cost to the patient. This is made possible by dozens of doctors who volunteer their time and talents, and through thousands of dollars in donated equipment and supplies. 
Budget  $435,596.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Health Care, General/Other
Population Served Adults Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success  The percentage of diabetic patients who meeting the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care and receive an annual diabetic retinopathy screening will increase by 10% using patient data from 2016 as the baseline.
Program Long-Term Success  Increased access to specialty care services for underserved populations in Orange County, and improved health outcomes for diabetic patients.
Program Success Monitored By  Using data from the clinic's practice management, and electronic health records systems, as well as data from the Community Referral Network and comparing it to data from previous years.
Examples of Program Success  N/A


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Edward Gerber
CEO Term Start Jan 1992
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
-- -- --

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
-- -- --


Award Awarding Organization Year
34th Senate District's Nonprofit of the Year California State Senate 2017


Affiliation Year
Coalition of Community Clinics 2016

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --



Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 19
Number of Part Time Staff 20
Number of Volunteers 530
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 27
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 34
Male: 6
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

Health Care

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Mr. Alfred Martini
Board Chair Company Affiliation MGA Associates Inc.
Board Chair Term Apr 2018 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Andrea Avery M.D. Professor of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine Voting
Mr. Allen Boerner CEO & Chairman, Granite Investment Voting
Mr. Bela Denes M.D. Sr. Medical Director, Pfizer Voting
Mr. Edward Gerber Executive Director, Lestonnac Free Clinic --
Mr. Stanley Interrante Retired Veteran, Orange County Sheriff's Department --
Ms Linda Jensen R.N. Registered Nurse Voting
Mr. Mike Malouf M.D. Physician, St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group Voting
Mr. Paul Mansonhing M.D. Physician, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians Voting
Mr Alan Marcus M.D. -- Voting
Mr. Alfred Martini President/Broker MGA Associates Inc. Voting
Mr. Stuart Matsuda Commercial Loan Officer, VP, Pacific Western Bank Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 9
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 70%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 95%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $2,096,364 $1,868,602 $1,724,167
Total Expenses $2,164,961 $1,855,133 $1,561,243

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$905,163 $1,153,036 $1,018,985
Government Contributions $963,947 $678,296 $642,870
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $963,947 $678,296 $642,870
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $2,163 $2,340 $2,979
Earned Revenue -- $0 $20,629
Investment Income, Net of Losses $15 $19 $2
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $414 $29,936 $16,802
Revenue In-Kind $219,583 $169,903 $156,236
Other $5,079 $-24,961 $5,098

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $1,824,757 $1,541,198 $1,275,035
Administration Expense $340,204 $313,935 $286,208
Fundraising Expense -- $0 $0
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.97 1.01 1.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses 84% 83% 82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $1,886,586 $1,913,956 $1,817,030
Current Assets $877,709 $728,928 $604,555
Long-Term Liabilities -- $0 $0
Current Liabilities $157,066 $115,919 $32,461
Total Net Assets $1,729,520 $1,798,037 $1,784,569

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 5.59 6.29 18.62

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


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