To serve our community faithfully and effectively, through expert,
innovative and compassionate care for our patients and their loved ones.
Kern Medical has been a community cornerstone since its founding in 1867. Today, we are an acute care teaching center with 222 beds, offering the only advanced trauma care between Fresno and Los Angeles.
Each year, more than 200 residents, fellows and medical students enroll in our UCLA-affiliated training programs, with residencies in internal medicine, surgery, family practice, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry. Many of the physicians trained at Kern Medical remain to practice in the community. We also promote the education of clinical pharmacists, nursing students, respiratory therapists, lab techs and allied health professionals.
Kern Medical offers a range of primary, specialty, and multi-specialty services including high-risk pregnancy care, inpatient psychiatric services integrated with county mental health programs, and a growing network of outpatient clinics providing personalized patient-centered wellness care.
We value innovation and continue to add new medical technologies, recruit outstanding physicians in new specialties, and strengthen our ties with UCLA.
As a topflight regional health care system caring for 15,500 inpatients and 125,000 clinic patients a year, Kern Medical is a leading voice for health, healing and wellness in the Central Valley.
504 Civil Rights statement
Kern Medical and all of its programs and activities are accessible to and useable by disabled persons, including persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or blind, or who have other sensory impairments. Access features include:
- Convenient off-street parking designated specifically for disabled persons.
- Curb cuts and ramps between parking areas and buildings.
- Level access into first floor level with elevator access to all other floors.
- Fully accessible offices, meeting rooms, bathrooms, public waiting areas, cafeteria, patient treatment areas, including examining rooms and patient wards.
- A full range of assistive and communication aids provided to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or blind, or with other sensory impairments. There is no additional charge for such aids. Some of these aids include:
- Qualified sign language interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- A twenty-four hour (24) telecommunication device (TTY/TDD) which can connect the caller to all extensions within the facility and/or portable (TTY/TDD) units, for use by persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired.
- Readers and taped material for the blind and large print materials for the visually impaired.
- Flash cards, alphabet boards and other communication boards.
- Assistive devices for persons with impaired manual skills.
If you require any of the aids listed above, please let the receptionist or your nurse know.
Content created by Office for Civil Rights (OCR)