To provide accessible quality health care to those who need it, especially the underserved.
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.
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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.
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).
SVCHC receives federal funding under Public Health Services Act, Title III, Section 330, Public Health Services Act, Section 330, 42 U.S.C. 254b, the Affordable Care Act, Section 10503 and the Public Health Service Act, Section 330, 42 U.S.C. 254b, as amended.