Since our inception in 1988 we have strived to improve the quality of life for the diverse communities we serve by providing culturally appropriate, accessible, and affordable quality health care.
Our core purpose is to empower people to live healthy lives through education, preventive health, and lifestyle choices.
Today, La Clinica offers services through six neighborhood health centers, nine school-based clinics and a mobile health center. Our social services and outreach programs provide a safety net for our most remote and vulnerable community members.
The need for affordable care is increasing at a tremendous rate. This growth is attributed to the changes in our state’s Medicaid program; declining capacity to serve our growing Medicare community; and a steady decline in enrollment in employer-sponsored health insurance.
Nearly 60,000 people in Jackson County fall within our target population for medical care, and almost 90,000 need help with dental care. La Clinica met just over a quarter of the need for medical care in the community in 2009 and only 5 percent of the dental need.
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center (dba La Clinica) is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 I.S.C. 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). All of La Clinica’s licensed staff members are deemed to be employees of the Public Health Services for medical malpractice coverage provided by the Federal Tort Claims Act. Details are available here.