Sonoma Valley Community Health Center Continues Prenatal Care

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center Continues Prenatal Care

Media Contact: Ryan Pocock (858) 334-9259  rpocock@svchc.org

For immediate release

October 22, 2018

 

On Wednesday, July 25, the Sonoma Valley Health Care District board voted to close Sonoma Valley Hospital’s obstetrics department as a cost-cutting move. With the closure, Petaluma Valley Hospital and Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa will be the closest locations where Sonoma Valley women can deliver babies.

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center will continue to practice prenatal care and has worked with all of their patients to ensure that they are able to deliver their babies at either Petaluma Valley Hospital or Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa. In 2017, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center provided prenatal care to more 160 woman from Sonoma Valley. “We’re proud to continue serving all expecting mothers in our community who trust us with their prenatal care” – Maribel Fernandez, RN of obstetrics at Sonoma Valley Community Health Center.

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About Sonoma Community Health Center

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center “SVCHC” is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that opened in 1992 as a free standing primary health care clinic. SVCHC began as a grass roots effort to address the lack of access and disparities of health care for the uninsured and underserved in Sonoma Valley. Since its inception, SVCHC has grown in capacity to serve Medi-cal, insured, underinsured, private insurance, private pay patients and provides sliding scale fees for those in need. In addition to medical services, SVCHC offers behavioral health, an in house laboratory, dental clinic, pharmacy services and certified bilingual enrollment professionals to help determine eligibility and enrollment options. We believe in providing access to quality healthcare to all of our neighbors in Sonoma Valley. 707-939-6070 / svchc.org