About Us

 

  2016 Annual Report                                      

 


Valley Community Healthcare, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides a wide array of clinical and patient-centered programs through a neighborhood network of healthcare centers in the San Fernando Valley. Established in 1970, Valley Community Healthcare is committed to the well-being of low-income, medically underserved residents in North Hollywood, North Hills, and surrounding cities. Doctors and healthcare specialists serve an estimated 22,300 men, women, children, teens, and seniors annually. Our goal is to provide easily accessible, comprehensive, and affordable medical care to every family member, and reduce visits to emergency rooms and urgent care facilities.

Our mission is to provide culturally sensitive, high-quality primary care and integrated health services to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay.

Our vision is to provide high-quality healthcare for all.

Values

We’re in this together: 
Enhancing relationships with staff, businesses, foundations, and community leaders who share our vision of “high quality health care for all” to collaboratively respond to the changing needs of our community 

We’re providers of patient-centered care: 
Empowering patients to take responsibility for, and share in, decisions regarding their health status, forming a partnership between patient and health care provider to achieve the best possible health outcomes, and caring for each patient’s unique needs within their social, linguistic, cultural and economic context.

We’re forward-thinking, accountable leaders:
Assuring organizational viability through high standards of administrative and fiscal accountability while managing growth responsibly and strategically.

Valley Community Healthcare is recognized as a community leader in providing diagnosis, treatment, and counseling to underserved populations. In the 1980s we were chosen to be the Free and Anonymous HIV Testing site for the San Fernando Valley and became a major HIV/AIDS resource and service center, providing testing, counseling, and treatment referrals to affected patients. The unique Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project we launched in the 1990s provided adolescent Peer Providers with their first job, became the model for similar teen programs, and brought the Valley Teen Clinic national recognition as a leader in adolescent services.

Valley Community Healthcare is designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) by the Department of Health and Human Services and is supported by grants from Los Angeles County, the State of California, and the Federal Government, as well as private, public, and corporate foundations. Our primary care doctors and health specialists not only return patients to health from injury or illness; we help them stay well through preventive care and healthy lifestyle counseling.