Fertile Ground for Community Health
Who They Are & What They Do
Founded in 1996, the Petaluma Health Center is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center, committed to providing high quality health care with access for all, particularly low-income, medically-underserved residents in Southern Sonoma County.
By the Numbers
PHC provides 165,000 patient visits to more than 30,000 unique individuals each year, from six locations: a 30,000 square foot flagship campus in northeast Petaluma; satellite clinics in Petaluma at Casa Grande High School, San Antonio High School, the Phoenix Theater, and the Mary Isaak Center for homeless adults; and a new 30,000 square foot facility in Rohnert Park.
PHC ranks in the top 1% of 1,600+ community health centers in the nation, having met all 19 requirements included in an annual review by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Launched in 1996, PHC has grown from humble beginnings as a department of the local hospital and health care district, into a community healthcare provider with a $40 million budget, 400 employees, and a national reputation for excellence and innovation.
PHC takes a progressive approach in every aspect of its operations. It delivers care in a team-based, patient-centered system that integrates medical, dental, behavioral health and wellness services. It has won the North Bay Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” seven times and “Healthiest Place to Work” four times. And its Board of Directors is composed of both community members and patients.
According to Kathie Powell, CEO, “People in Petaluma take care of each other. As a community health center, we fit right in.”