Community Health Centers of the Central Coast began operation in 1978, in a small building in Nipomo California, with 7 employees and a part-time volunteer doctor. As of early 2021 we have over 800 employees in 31 state-licensed clinics, and provide more than 450,000 visits annually.
Our health centers are located in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County onthe Central Coast of California. Our patient population includes low income, uninsured communitymembers with special emphasis on special populations such as homeless, school-based, migrant and seasonal farm workers, and public housing residents.
Our primary care staffing includes: Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and OB/GYNPhysicians. In addition, we have Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, Optometrists, Behavioral Health clinicians, Chiropractors, Registered Dietitians/Certified Diabetic Education, and other ancillarystaff. In addition, to primary care we have a variety of specialists that provide services on-site orthrough telemedicine.
Community Health Centers Board of Directors provide leadership and guidance to support our mission. As community members and concerned individuals, they collaborate with our leadership to guide the organization.
CHC is committed to providing safe and quality health care to all of our patients. If you have any quality of care or safety concerns, do not hesitate to contact our Quality Improvement Director at 805-931-2668. We will strive to address your concerns as promptly as possible. If after contacting us, you feel we still have not adequately addressed your concerns, please feel free to contact JCAHO by either calling them at (630) 792-5000 or writing to JCAHO at:
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.