Our mission to care for uninsured, vulnerable and underserved neighbors in our communities has shaped our work since we began in 1999.
The Center for Healing & Hope provides medical and advocacy services in a Christ-like manner to meet people's needs in our community.
We are a welcoming place for affordable health care and immigrant services, engaging volunteers and community partners to promote the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of those we serve.
1. We are an urgent care center for the uninsured, the under-insured, and those with unmet health care needs in our community.
2. We are a faith- and hope-based outreach that works with community partners (churches, businesses, not-for-profits) who share the commitment to serve our disadvantaged neighbors in Christ's name.
3. We do our work in two languages: Spanish and English. Workers who speak both languages—or interpreters—are always available.
4. For people with no access to the health care system, we provide compassionate and quality care and then help connect them with other services they need.
5. We advocate for our immigrant neighbors, and help them find resources to meet financial and medical needs.
6. Care in our clinics goes far beyond treating injuries and illnesses. We also connect families to resources such as housing, food, and counseling services.
7. Our clinics and immigrant services are provided mostly by volunteers: doctors, nurses, chaplains, registration staff, greeters, cashiers and interpreters.
8. Because we depend on volunteers, we can keep the cost of services affordable. Costs for a doctor visit are affordable, and some assistance is available for medicines and other services.
9. We have many students from area colleges who choose to do their nursing, medical assistant and social work internships with us.
10. There are more than 10,000 people without health insurance in our county. Our patients tell us that without the Center for Healing & Hope, 40 percent would go to an emergency room for treatment, and another 40 percent do not know where they would go.
11. We were founded on the belief that if churches, community and medical providers work together, all our neighbors can have access to quality care.
Volunteers and staff join in prayer before our Spring into Health event in March 2018. This event is an opportunity for women to get complete exams at an affordable price.