United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley (2015), Sanger, CA

COMMUNITY IMPACT

United Health Centers (UHC) delivers approximately 200,000 medical, dental, and other service encounters per year and is staffed by a comprehensive team of over 400 health professionals consisting of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, lab and x-ray technicians, dentists, dental hygienists, nutritionists, and certified ancillary personnel, most of whom are bilingual. The ethnic composition of the patients served by the centers is 91% Hispanic, 1% Black, 7% White, 1% other. UHCs accepts various modes of payment including Medi-Cal, Medicare, and private insurance. Services are provided to patients without insurance on a sliding-fee-scale according to the patient’s ability to pay. The Sanger and Fowler clinics are a part of UHC’S ongoing efforts to meet the demonstrated need for health care services throughout the Central Valley. NMTC financing was used for construction, equipment, furnishings and supplies.

COMMUNITY IMPACTS:

  • Created 90 construction jobs and 78 permanent jobs that pay an average $38.40 in wages and benefits
  • Targeted hiring efforts to low-income persons and residents of low-income communities
  • Upon completion, will provide over 48,000 healthcare appointments to 12,500 patients annually
  • Minority-led organization reflective of the population the clinics serve

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