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Southwest Community Health Center February 2005
A brief history… l l SCHC opened in 1996 - the realization of a dream shared by six caring medical people early in their careers - actually three husband-wife teams: Julio Porro and Jennifer Hastings, Jeff Meckler and Maria Pacheco, Robert Azcarraga and Gina Ramirez-Azcarraga who saw the need for community-based medical center for people living in southwest Santa Rosa. With the help of Sister Michaela Rock and Santa Rosa Memorial’s Community Benefit Program, they developed a vision of a medical facility that would meet the needs of uninsured, primarily Latino community living in southwest Santa Rosa. Today the SCHC is an independent, federally qualified community health center with 5 locations. We have become true community asset, the fulfillment of a dream shared by people who listened to their hearts and persisted in their dreams. And, we have much more work to do!
SCHC Locations l Southwest Community Health Center Lombardi Court l Elsie Allen Health Center Elsie Allen High School, Bellevue Ave l Turning Point Satellite Clinic Turning Point Residential Treatment Center, Arrowood Dr. l Southwest Adult Day Health Services Friends House, Benicia Drive
Hours of Operation l l l Monday – Thursday: Friday: Saturday: 8: 30 AM – 9: 00 PM 8: 30 AM – 5: 00 PM 9: 00 AM – 3: 00 PM Bilingual/bi-cultural providers and staff Services are provided on a sliding scale based on family income.
Who do we serve? § We serve the uninsured and underinsured, lowincome families of Santa Rosa – 40, 000 visits a year (150 visits per day) – 96% earn less than $25, 000/yr for a family of four – 69% of the patients are Latino – 48% of the patients have NO insurance – Over $750, 000 in uncompensated care each year
Funding Sources § § § § Medi. Cal CHDP (well-child program) Healthy Families (children only) Federal Programs State Programs Private Foundations Donations from people like you!
Services We Provide § Primary Care – Acute care – Well-child exams, including vaccines – Prenatal Care and Obstetrics – Family Planning – Mental Health counseling – Adult physicals, school physicals, sports physicals, work physicals
Services SCHC Provides § On-site Specialty Services – – – § Podiatry Chiropractic Ophthalmology Gastroenterology General Surgery Consultation High risk OB and Gynecology consultation Referrals for: – – – Dental Services Mental Health Specialty Care
Services we provide § Health Education and Wellness – – – Diabetes education and case management Parenting classes Childbirth and breastfeeding classes Nutrition classes HIV/STD education Reproductive health education
Services we provide § Outreach to the Community – – – HIV and STD outreach Bus vouchers and taxi vouchers Health fairs Youth development program Teen Pregnancy Prevention Medi. Cal and Healthy Families application assistance
Challenges for SCHC l Changing demographics of our patients – – – l Growing number of uninsured due to: – l l Rising cost of premiums – catastrophic coverage only, employers opting out of offering health care benefits. Budget cuts to health care services Lack of access to: – – – l Majority of patients are employed More middle income, uninsured Percentage of Latino patients is declining Mental health services Specialty care Dental services Increases in serious illnesses and health disparities – – Diabetes Obesity Teen pregnancy Mental illness
SCHC Supports your Business l l Low-cost health care services for people in the community – current employees, customers, children in schools, the future workers, leaders, educators of our community. Resources such as: assistance with applications for health insurance including: – – l Medi. Cal Healthy Families Family. Pact CMSP (County Medi-cal program) Health education for long-term wellness
SCHC Needs You SCHC invites you to join our Partners in Health Program We need your help with: l Financial support l Sponsor a fund raising event l On-going communication about the health care needs of your business, employees, and customers
From the Southwest Community Health Center Board of Directors Staff, and Patients THANK YOU!