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TCC Family Health (TCC), founded in 1939 by a group of local physicians and community leaders, is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3), licensed Federally Qualified Community Health Center with eleven sites dedicated to providing comprehensive and innovative health care and health promotion to medically underserved, low income and high-risk populations.


TCC Family Health receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.”

In the News

November 1, 2021

A new affordable-housing complex is on its way to Long Beach’s Cambodia Town neighborhood.Officials with the city, the Long Beach Community Investment Company, TCC Family Health and BRIDGE Housing broke ground today on the $57.7-million development at 1500 E. Anaheim St. The project will feature a community health and wellness center on the ground floor and 88 affordable apartments above, along with a parking structure for clinic staff, clients and residents.

Click here to read the Long Beach Business Journal article

November 1, 2021

Long Beach officials broke ground on a new 88-unit affordable housing apartment in Cambodia Town on Monday, Nov. 1.The five-story complex, 1500 E. Anaheim St., will include housing for low-income residents and those who were previously unhoused. It will also have an 18,000 square-foot health and wellness center, where locals can receive pediatric and adult health care.

Click here to read the Long Beach Press Telegram article.

October 26, 2021

You can see it.  You can smell it.  It’s dirty! West Long Beach is choking on air pollution from Cargo congestion. The cargo congestion is causing a shortage of common goods like holiday toys, furniture and electronics. Experts say it’s also causing air pollution spikes in nearby neighborhoods, like the Westside, that have long seen higher asthma and cancer rates, and more recently, higher COVID-19 death rates.

Click here to read the Long Beach Post article.

March 8, 2021

Dr. Elisa Nicholas may be one of the busiest people in Long Beach. For more than four decades, she has been serving the health needs of underserved people of color and low-income children and families in the community.She built a small children’s clinic in 1988 into TCC Family Health, an extensive health system with 13 health centers and two mobile medical clinics, which combined serve almost 40,000 patients a year — with 140,000 patient visits annually in Long Beach. She started home visits for new mothers and for patients whose asthma is poorly controlled.

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February 12, 2021

We are grateful to the City of Long Beach for the opportunity to protect our patients from COVID-19. TCC held our 4th pop-up vaccine clinic where we vaccinated 150 patients over the age of 65. Our TCC staff worked very hard to assure our most vulnerable patients were cared for by:

  • Personally calling each eligible patient to schedule, preregister, and provide transportation to their appointment if needed
  • Vaccinating and observing for any allergic reactions
  • Educating patients on post-vaccination care and available resources and services at TCC in English, Spanish, and Khmer
  • Providing COVID-19 safety essentials from Flourishing Families Long Beach and culturally appropriate community resources
  • We know how challenging these times have been for our homebound and high-risk patients. We appreciate this time to connect and reassure them that TCC cares and is here for them.

    Click here to read more about our event, covered by the Long Beach Post

    February 10, 2021

    Dr. Elisa Nicholas, CEO of local clinic TCC Family Health, said her staff has conducted three pop-up vaccine events in Central and North Long Beach—areas with the highest infection rates per 100,000 people. The city was able to distribute 300 doses to the clinic.

    Click here to read the Long Beach Post article

    January 28, 2020

    Today TCC Family Health’s wonderful staff were able to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to some of TCC’s most vulnerable patients, those over 65, who live in the communities most affected by COVID-19. We would like to thank the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services for providing us these lifesaving vaccines. We also want to thank Long Beach Unified School District and Roosevelt Elementary School for providing the space and site for this effort. This is just the beginning as we will continue to expand vaccine distribution as soon as possible. TCC will be contacting our eligible patients as we receive new supplies of vaccines.

    December 19, 2020

    How a Long Beach doctor fights COVID-19 vaccine misinformation – Long Beach Post
    Dr Elisa Nicholas
    Please visit Long Beach Post to read the article.

    November 13, 2020

    Dr. Carol Grabowski and our partner Christina Boatwright, MSW of LBDHHS were honored at the 2020 End Abuse Long Beach Awards. Dr. Grabowski joined TCC Family Health in 2013 providing OB/GYN care for women of all ages. She is a passionate advocate for women’s overall health and shines light on the effects of abuse on women and children.
    Please visit to learn more about the wonderful work of both honorees in our community.

    For immediate release: September 30, 2020

    TCC Family Health / Flourishing Families LB would like to extend our gratitude to all the partners who promoted and provided feedback on the Back to School Drive-Thru Event on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Roosevelt Elementary School. Special thanks to ChildNet, LBUSD, Head Start, United Cambodian Community, and the Long Beach 2020 Census for joining the event and providing resources to families. We enrolled families in the census and provided almost 300 low-income families with school supplies, headsets, mouses, and other electronic accessories.
    Click here to see the Long Beach Post Video about the event.

    July 27, 2020

    A tale of two cities: Where you live in Long Beach greatly increases your chances of contracting COVID-19

    COVID-19, Residents in highly infected areas work in essential jobs, which is puts them in higher risk for infection.

    For immediate release: July 15,2020

    For immediate release: July 09,2020

    Dr. Elisa Nicholas, Chief Executive officer of TCC Family Health, will join the Long Beach Post for a discussion on COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on minority groups.

    LIVE CHAT: The disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on minority groups

    For immediate release: May 09,2020

    TCC Family Health a Medical Home for families in Long Beach during this pandemic.

    TCC providing affordable healthcare to underserved communities

    For immediate release: May 01,2019

    For immediate release: March 30, 2018

    Port Supports TCC’s Breath Better Together Program

    For immediate release: March 16, 2018

    Free Flu Shots Benefit Those Most In Need

    For immediate release: August 25, 2016

    The Children’s Clinic Debuts Two New Health Clinics