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Rude and unprofessional staff not equipped for actual health issues
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Barbara Frank reported rude and unprofessional behavior by staff on the FHCSD Google reviews page, and says she would not recommend this facility to anyone with actual health issues.  FHCSD - Google - main - not for patients need…

FHCSD patient outraged: multiple waiting times in single day before appointment was cancelled
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Continuing their callous disregard for the time of their own patients- including hardworking parents like Rubi Fernandez and son who reported that the FHCSD Diamond Neighborhoods clinic had delayed appointments three times in a s…

FHCSD receives failing score in assessment of their financial stability and commitment to good governance
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Is FHCSD even trying to pretend they are a community healthcare center anymore?   They have received failing grades from Charity Navigator - an organization that rates charitable institutions, which FHCSD claims to be.  As this o…

FHCSD patient horrified when "therapist" reports patient's ex-husband to Child Protective Services (CPS) as a child molestation suspect
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Another post about the extreme danger of using Family Health Centers of San Diego for any kind of mental health services can be found in this horrifying report an FHCSD patient made on Google Places prior to the pandemic.  This p…

BREAKING: Family Health Center "therapist" allegedly harassing users of Facebook
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A Family Health Center of San Diego (FHCSD) patient, Stephanie Nonya, posted a review on Google Places late last week alleging that an employee of FHCSD, Harmeet Agroia  (license  10829 ) has been  harassing people on Facebook by…

More evidence FHCSD retaliates against employees who complain about their bad practices
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A Family Health Center of San Diego employee who worked as a Patient Services Representative last year confirmed what we have heard others report - that this organization will retaliate against employees who complain or offer con…

It's a hat trick!  FHCSD finds new way to insult patients while demanding unnecessary treatments, committing billing fraud, and denying the right of "patient consent"
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The extreme risk of going to FHCSD for any kind of medical care can be found in this post by Vikram Bhardwaj.   Mr. Bhardwaj went to FHCSD for routine vaccinations for his son in May of this year - he is not an anti-vaxxer.   As …

FHCSD Whistleblower: Employees are judged by ability to reach "impossible numbers' also says "you will be treated like a dog if you complain"
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In a devastating and brutally honest review posted on the review site "Indeed" by an employee at  FHCSD, we learned something we already knew - that FHCSD judges employees almost solely by their ability to "do the …

FHCSD employee confirms that mental health programs are "designed for interns" and  clinicians are expected to leave after becoming licensed
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A post made by a former mental health clinician at Family Health Centers for San Diego confirms what we have been hearing elsewhere-  that FHCSD employees are expected to leave after about two years and the organization has been…

Everything about FHCSD is "horrible" and "can't get anything right" reports another disgusted patient
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A patient going by the screen name "K.S." reported on Yelp that he had a "horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible, experience after visiting the FHCSD El Cajon Clinic.  As is often the case, he reported gross medica…

More patient complaints about bullying behavior by FHCSD staff psychiatrist Darinka Aragon
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FHCSD patient Andrea Kruza said she has never experienced such judgment and "extremely rude" and argumentative behavior from FHCSD staff psychiatrist Darinka Aragon after her previous mental health services provider Tar…

FHCSD hijacks successful mental health and puts patients at risk of death by denying services
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Mario Murvic reports that bookings for his successful mental health program that he got through Aetna was hijacked by FHCSD.  He doesn't say exactly what happened but we can assume they botched his medication since he says th…

FHCSD puts patients health in serious danger, Medi-Cal recipient reports, you are "better off dead" than coming here
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Patient Robert Bunelo reports getting dumped by FHCSD because they didn't have any physician qualified to prescribe the medications he needs.  Still another example of FHCSD absurd lie about "not turning anyone away"…

EXCLUSIVE: FHCSD forcing mental health patients to sign agreement to not show "anger" during therapy sessions
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FHCSD Watch learned today that the dysfunctional Mental Health Department of FHCSD is forcing its mental health patients to sign a written agreement that they will not show "anger" if they display that emotion during a…

FHCSD ignors urgent calls from heart patient in spite of multiple emergency room visits
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Showing a shocking disregard for the health and safety of its own patients, FHCSD apparently ignored this patient desperately trying to see his cardiologist there who he has still never met in person.  FILE: FHCSD- Google - El Ca…

San Diego resident desperately asking for mental health help told by FHCSD that "no one wants to see him"
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A resident, obviously in distress, was blown off multiple times when he called FHCSD asking for mental health help.by calling FHCSD FHCSD - Google - Downtown - mental - anxiety

Former patient nails it: "they don't understand the concept of "consent" she says after FHCSD staff attempts to book another unnecessary appointment
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Tony C, had experience with other healthcare providers so knew something was wrong after being given the repeated runaround in trying to schedule ultrasounds - something we have heard from many other FHCSD patients.  She rightly …

Patient calls FHCSD "unprofessional" after making him wait hours and go through an "examination" for services they knew they didn't provide
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A patient going by the screen name "Tootired ty" reports a bizarre incident that somehow is commonplace at FHCSD,  He was referred by the clinic in Spring Valley to Logan Heights for a medical service and, after waiting…

Disturbing reports of censorship by FHCSD on patient review sites
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While a few review sites recognize the importance of letting patients freely express their views, some do allow organizations that have something to hide - like FHCSD - to have posts removed on technicalities or worse for "s…

"Shame on FHCSD" says patient begging for mental health help
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FHCSD claims it "never turns anyone away" but that is not even close to being the truth and it is amazing that they still get away with it.  From another post, we know that this man was seeking mental health help but a…

Horrible work environment with retaliation for complaining about workplace issues
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An executive assistant who recently left FHCSD reports what many other employees say: it has a horrible work environment and management will retaliate against any employee who tries to improve the situation.

These places should be shut down, says patient at Beach Area Family Health Center, "No one cares about your well being, and you will be treated like a deadbeat from start to finish"
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Harmony Kushman wrote this disturbing post in late May of this year.  She observes as many others have, that this organization does not care if you are out of medications, or are in pain, or have a hard time getting there due to…

Outrageous waiting time and rude staff, report several patients at Logan Heights Family Health Center
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Short and to the point, two different women visiting the Logan Heights Family Health Center reported extremely long waiting times.  Leslie Mejia reports an almost three-hour wait where she did NOT even get to see a doctor, while …

Patient reports two appointments cancelled without notice or explation, and describes the rudeness she experienced when she tried to ask why her appointment had been cancelled.
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More callous disregard for the time of patients who travel to Family Health Center of San Diego clinics for their health care needs can be found it this review Diana C. made on Yelp about the Logan Heights Clinic: "I've…

Patient calls out FHCSD for negligence after repeated attempts to get critical medicaitions for his mother
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A patient at the Gateway clinic has understandably said that FHCSD \provides "the worst health service to their patients" after they ignored a patient's desperate calls to get critical medications for his Mother.  …

Patient experiences "arrogant and rude" treatment and FHCSD Hillcrest Clinic
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Marcia Grey reports that a doctor at the Hillcrest Family Health Center was dismissive of a serious medical issue.  He was "arrogant, sarcastic, rude" and said something "highly inappropriate" to her.   FILE:…

FHCSD is "all but useless" reports patient at Hillcrest facility
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A patient who posted on Google a few days ago perfectly sums up the dysfunction at FHCSD:  "If you have an issue, the nurse never calls back, if you have a simple refill you have to have an appointment, if they are booked, y…

Three hour wait for "urgent" care at Logan Heights Family Health Centers.
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Patient R. Tomascik reports on Google a three-hour wait in FHCSD "urgent care" begging the question:  does FHCSD even know the difference between "urgent' and "walk-in"? FILE:  FHCSD - Google - Logan …

FHCSD patient warns: "this place will try to kill you"
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Cathy Chandler FHCSD Logan Heights patient warns "this place will try to kill you" by refusing to refill preventative medications FILE: FHCSD - Google - Logan - kill - 2021

After two years, patient says Beach Area Family Health Center is the "worst facility" with staff and doctors who, "don't care"
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After two years, a patient says Beach Area Family Health Center is the "worst facility" with staff and doctors who "don't care"  FILE: FHCSD - Yelp - beach - don't care.png

Rude staff and long wait, patient vows that she "will never come back".
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Patient Jala K. reported on Yelp about the rude staff and long wait at the Logan clinic.  It was her first time and she "will never come back".  This is just one more sad reminder about the people who don't have tth…

FHCSD is a "failure and a joke" says patient, calling the organization a "disgrace to the medical industry"
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After years of trying, patient David B. says they have never been able to diagnose or treat anything successfully even once - he calls them "a failure and a joke" and a "disgrace to the medical industry.  His most…

Horrifying report of child nearly mutilated by an incompetent and possibly corrupt FHCSD dentist
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With all the horrible reports we are finding and organizing here, including new ones we receive almost daily, this has to be one of the worst.  An FHCSD dentist told a parent that their four-year-old daughter's canal - an ex…

Patient reports over-crowded and unprofessional treatment
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A Patient going by the screen hame Hunter H reports on Yelp about over-crowded and unprofessional treatment at the City Heights Clinic. In addition, he experienced poor phone support and doctors who didn't seem to know what t…

Is FHCSD mental health department causing suicides?
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We are seeing more courageous people report on the dangerously dysfunctional mental health department at Family Health Centers of San Diego, but increasingly it is seeming that this service exists primarily as a way for FHCSD to…

Forced to wait a month to see a doctor after an emergency room visit, patient plans lawsuit againts FHCSD.
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A user going by the screen name "Augustus" reported on Google that he was forced to wait a full month after an emergency room visit before he would be allowed to see a doctor.  He is planning a lawsuit against Family He…

Giving up on "trash mental health service" with rude conseling, says patient, after being rescheduled for more than a year
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A patient going by the name Carlos Hernandez made excellent points in this post he made on Yelp in April of 2021.  Is a mental health service can't make appointments in a reasonable time really a mental health service?  This…

Patient reports rude and condescending FHCSD staff and advises against using their mental health services
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Drek Tove reports scheduling difficulties along with a rude and condescending staff in a post on Google places.  His experience was so insulting that he says he would rather stay in pain and even die rather than go back to FHCSD,…

This place will kill you, says patient after preventative medication refused
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As many others have observed, FHCSD seems to have a policy of making patients make appointments for routine medication prescriptions, and will not cover more than one issue with each brief appointment.  It is hard to see how this…

FHCSD is "just a mess" says patient after numerous
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Patient Dee M. says her medical care at FHCSD is "just a mess" after numerous appointments were rescheduled.  She warns that FHCSD staff will be nice to you the first time to get you as a patient,but it will go downhill…

Another appointment cancelled for being one minute late
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There have been numerous reports of patients' appointments being canceled for being one minute late, showing a pattern of profound disrespect for their patient's time.  FHCSD seems to not care about the outrage this cause…

Heartbreaking Story of Failure to Provide Mental Health Services at Family Health Centers of San Diego
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We found this heartbreaking story from Randy James on Google Reviews.  He tells a story that is apparently commonplace at Family Health Centers of San Diego: a successful treatment is reversed by "the new guy" and give…

Month long wait to see a doctor after emergency room visit spurs possible lawsuit against Family Health Centers of San Diego
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A patient going by the screen name "Augustus" reports a dangerous delay in not being able to see his primary physician

Multiple visits for nothing at Beach Area Family Health Centers
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FHCSD patient going by the name Maggie P. reported that after two unnecessary visits, FHCSD staff refused to answer simple questions on the phone, and never saw an actual doctor.

Horrible customer service and rudeness for no reason
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Salma Guevara posts on Google that she experienced rudeness for no reason at the Family Health Centers of San Diego, Chase Avenue clinic, and vows to never return.  FILE:  FHCSD - Google - Chase - never -2021

Zero respect for privacy and zero respect for peoples time, says patient at City College Clinic
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A patient going by the name Violetti Viva reports on the rude and disrespectful staff at FHCSD who yelled out that personal medical information. FILE: FHCSD - Yelp - City College - privacy - 3-2021

Patient feels like a defendant, "trying to prove her case"
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A patient going by name of Denise H. posted on Yelp about the condescending attitude of her doctor at FHCSD, and the attempt at "rediagnosis" that so many others have observed.

FHCSD is ruining lives and "they don't even care" says patient after multiple cancelled appointments
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Patient Adrianne F. posted on Google about the frequently canceled appointments and mismanagement of medications for a loved one has ruined their lives and repeated the refrain we hear so frequently, "They Don't Care&qu…

Serious misdiagnosis at FHCSD leads to emergency room visit
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A doctor at FHCSD couldn't recognize pneumonia and gave medications for back pain instead.   FILE: FHCSD - Google - Chula Vista - misdiagnosed - emergency 2021

Worst customer service ever
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Although Salma Guevara didn't say much about what she was trying to get done, she clearly was not a happy camper after her visit to FHCSD.

Words can't express how bad FHCSD phone support is, says FHCSD patient after waiting for hours on hold
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A patient going by the name of JO expressed extreme frustration about the horrible phone support at FHCSD and the cavalier attitude they have about the time of their customers.  d

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