Mission

To provide accessible quality health care to those who need it, especially the underserved.

Vision

To be recognized as a leader in providing patient and community centered care in collaboration with other organizations.

Who We Serve

  • Individuals and families who have the economic means and insurance to access care but are otherwise unserved due to the health professional shortage in our area
  • Local agricultural workers facing continual health disparities and barriers to access
  • Monolingual immigrant minorities, who are often unaware of health care services or have difficulty accessing them because of language and cultural differences
  • The low-income population, including the elderly, unable to afford services through other Sonoma health care resources
  • The uninsured and under-insured, at-risk and disenfranchised population as a whole, including the homeless, who traditionally only enter the health care system in times of emergency

To see our quality results, please click HERE.

Partnership Health Plan of California Report

March 2016 CAHPS survey results

SVCHC CQI Indicators

 

Values

Community: We acknowledge our vital role within our community, seeking to understand and serve their needs by providing comprehensive health care to all.

Caring and Compassion: We treat those we serve and one another with kindness and respect in a culturally appropriate manner.

Excellence and Quality: We are committed to excellence, to quality, and to adding value in every aspect of our work.

Integrity: We observe the highest ethical standards and are accountable for our actions.

History

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center (SVCHC) was opened in 1992 as a freestanding primary care clinic. It began as a grass roots effort to address the lack of access and disparities of health care services for the uninsured and underserved in Sonoma Valley. Over the years, it has grown in capacity and is the only safety-net health care provider for Medicaid and the uninsured in the area. SVCHC, a non-profit, is a Federally Qualified Health Center and a 330 Grantee through the Bureau of Primary Health Care.

Sonoma Valley is situated in the isolated far southeastern end of Sonoma County, California. It is designated as a Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) and Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) due to its serious shortage of health care resources. The target population served by SVCHC includes people working in local agriculture, monolingual minorities, the low-income, the uninsured/under-insured (the at-risk and disenfranchised, including the homeless).

To see our quality results, please click HERE.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Sonoma Valley Community Health Centers is comprised of a majority of members (7 of 13) who are consumers of Sonoma Valley Community Health Center’s programs and services. The other six members come from the community-at-large who are business people, service professionals and community supporters of our organization and represent the communities we serve.

Our current Board members are:

  • Michael Mainardi, Chair 
  • Rich Gantenbein, Vice Chair
  • Linda McTaggart, Treasurer
  • Pamela Stephens, Secretary
  • Audrey Chapman
  • Martha Evans
  • Patricia Coleman
  • Karen Brady
  • Victoria Hall
  • James Rosen
  • Rodolfo Valderrama
  • Kelsey Woodward

Terms of Service

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center’s Board of Directors live and/or work in Sonoma Valley and serve three year terms. Most Board members are not affiliated professionally in the health field, but are passionate about health issues and the delivery of health care services in our community. In fact, according to Federal regulations, Federally Qualified Health Centers may have no more than three members receive income from a health related field, truly making it a community-consumer Board.

The Board members participate actively in the organization by attending monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month, attending Strategic Planning meetings and special trainings/sessions and maintaining membership on one or more of the following subcommittees: Finance Committee; Audit Committee; Strategic Planning Committee; Quality Performance-Improvement Committee; and Nominating and Board Education/Training Committee.

Board Recruitment

If you would like information about applying to join Sonoma Valley Community Health Center’s Board of Directors, please call the Administration Office at (707) 939-2370 or you may download the interest form and send to 19270 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma, CA 95476 or fax to (707) 939-6077.