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Dr. Faustino Bernadett Nonprofit Spotlight - Clinica Tepati

Dr. Faustino Bernadett is highlighting Clínica Tepati in this Nonprofit Spotlight. Located in Sacramento, California, Clínica Tepati was founded in 1974 and set out to address the healthcare gaps in the Latino community of the greater Sacramento area.

Although there have been advancements, this community remains socioeconomically disadvantaged and medically underserved.

According to the 2009 California Health Interview Survey, 27.3% of Latinos in Sacramento County live at or below the Federal Poverty Line and 15.8% have no health insurance at all. In addition, 21.1% report not having a regular source of healthcare to turn to when ill or in need of health advice. Clínica Tepati remains committed to addressing the unmet needs of this community and other underserved communities by providing quality, primary healthcare at no cost to our patients.

Clínica Tepati operates under a three-part mission of healthcare, education, and advocacy. Clínica Tepati provides basic healthcare services and health education to the underserved Latino community.

Undergraduate and medical students learn first-hand clinical experience in a respectful environment that fosters educational exchange and helps each student become a conscientious and compassionate individual. Additionally, Clínica Tepati provides both students and patients with positive Latino role models and mentors working as healthcare professionals. Finally, Clínica Tepati volunteers go beyond providing the standard of care by being advocates for recent immigrant patients, serving as both linguistic and cultural interpreters.

It is easy to get involved with Clínica Tepati and help them to achieve their mission. There are many volunteering opportunities and donated resources are always appreciated.

Preceptors who are interested in volunteering with Clínica Tepati, should contact:

Lesly López Guzmán, Executive Administrator, at

Why is Dr. Faustino Bernadett a supporter of Clínica Tepati?

Dr. Faustino Bernadett grew up wanting to be just like his father, who he watched run a successful practice as the only Spanish-speaking family doctor in Chico, California while also volunteering his services to Mexico’s needy.

Dr. Faustino Bernadett followed in his father’s footsteps with a life rooted in the field of medicine and healthcare. In addition to being a former doctor himself, Dr. Faustino Bernadett is a natural-born leader. He has served in leadership roles for the LA County Commission of Hospitals and Health Care Services.

To learn more about Clínica Tepati visit their website here.

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