Southwest Community Health Center February 2005 A brief

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Southwest Community Health Center February 2005

Southwest Community Health Center February 2005

A brief history… l l SCHC opened in 1996 - the realization of a

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

From the Southwest Community Health Center Board of Directors Staff, and Patients THANK YOU!