About CommuniCare Health Centers
CommuniCare Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing health care services in Yolo County and the surrounding communities since 1972. The mission of CommuniCare Health Centers is to provide high quality health care to those in need. CommuniCare offers comprehensive primary medical and dental services, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health services, health education and support services to the culturally diverse, low-income, and uninsured and underinsured residents of Yolo County through five community clinic sites and outreach programs. Three primary care community clinics - Davis Community Clinic in Davis, Peterson Clinic in Woodland, and Salud Clinic in West Sacramento - provide primary medical and dental services in the county’s three main population centers. The Esparto Dental Clinic provides dental care to the residents of the rural northwestern portion of the county. Behavioral health services, including adult and adolescent outpatient substance abuse treatment programs, are offered at John H. Jones Community Clinic in Woodland and at Salud Clinic in West Sacramento
CommuniCare’s primary care services include general medicine, pediatrics, immunizations, women’s health services, perinatal care, chronic disease management, vision care, and HIV services. Our dental program provides services at four clinic sites and our Smile Saver dental outreach program provides screenings and oral health education for preschool and elementary school students throughout the county. Our behavioral health services include substance abuse treatment outpatient services for adults and youths, behavioral health and child development programs, and integrated mental health services. Our health education and outreach services include a Teen Program, chronic disease education and self-management programs, HIV case management, pediatric immunization outreach, health coverage enrollment assistance at every clinic and a Promotores outreach program to seasonal and migrant farm workers.
In 2011, CommuniCare provided 88,684 patient visits to 20,907 patients – more than 1 in every ten residents of Yolo County – and an additional 35,932 health education and community outreach encounters. In 2011, 99% of CommuniCare’s patients were at or below 200% of the poverty level, 36% were uninsured, 57% self-identified as Latino, and 42% were children and adolescents ages 0 to 19. Almost half of our patients speak a primary language other than English with the majority speaking Spanish. We also serve a significant number of immigrants not only from Mexico and Central America, but also Russia, Southeast Asia and Pakistan. Many of the patients we serve are members of seasonal and migrant farm-worker families.
CommuniCare received the Migrant Health Center Outstanding Service Award in 2008, a prestigious national recognition given by the National Association of Community Health Centers. CommuniCare was honored for demonstrating an outstanding level of excellence in the migrant health care field and a high level of commitment and innovation in service to migrant farmworkers and their families. The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society selected CommuniCare Health Centers as the 2009 recipient of the Society’s Medical Community Award. The Medical Community Award is presented annually to a community organization or community leader in El Dorado, Sacramento or Yolo County deserving of high recognition for their significant contribution toward remedying a medical or public health problem and their valued medical service.
CommuniCare Health Centers is a non-profit 501(c)(3).