Union City is located in Alameda County, California. As of the 2000 census, the current population is about approximately 73,000. It was incorporated in 1959, combining the communities of Alvarado and Decoto. According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $76,223, and the median income for a family was $82,717.

Health Care

Union City is home to three major health care providers that serve the entire community.

Kaiser Permanente is the nation's leading integrated health care organization and largest HMO. Originally organized as a group of industrial health care programs for construction, shipyard, and steel-mill workers, Kaiser was opened to public enrollment in 1945. The nonprofit health plan serves Union City residents through Kaiser Hospital and Kaiser Medical Offices. Kaiser Permanente aspires to be the world leader in improving health through high-quality, affordable, integrated health care.

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Inc. (TVHC) is dedicated to delivering multiculturally and linguistically appropriate health care services. The Union City Clinic is the TVHC flagship clinic. What was once a series of trailers set up to treat migrant workers is now a modern, newly renovated two-story structure that provides comprehensive primary care and psychosocial services to more than 2,000 patients, for an average of 15,000 visits per year. TVHC's philosophy is to treat the patient as well as the disease, combining Clinical Services with Social Services. The staff is bilingual, board certified and trained in family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics, and internal medicine.

Families comprise a significant portion of Union City's population, and the Washington Hospital's Nakamura Clinic is designed with families in mind. The environment is geared to be more comfortable than a typical emergency room. Run by medical director Dr. Hoang Trinh, the clinic offers preventive care, management of chronic medical problems, treatment for colds, coughs, flu and flu-related symptoms, immunizations, minor surgery, urgent care, on-site x-ray and laboratory services, and much more. Adjacent to the clinic is a state-of-the-art conference center that offers many free health-related seminars and educational programs.

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