Ambulatory & Primary Health Care,
Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment
Mission: Communicare health centers' mission is to provide high quality health care to those in need. We will carry out this mission in the following ways. We will turn no one away based on inability to pay. We will deliver health care in a supportive, safe, non-judgmental manner, stressing patient involvement and responsibility, health education, counseling, and preventive health care in all of our programs. We will continue to emphasize the importance of the volunteer in our organization. We will continue our commitment to the underlying philosophy that health care is a right not a privilege. In fulfillment of communicare health centers' mission, total patient visits during the year reached 104,579; the number of patients 23,409; health education & community outreach encounters totaled 45,444.
Programs: Communicare operates three primary care centers at carefully chosen locations to provide the best access to healthcare for yolo county residents who cannot afford the full cost of healthcare and have no health insurance. Services include primary care, reproductive health, pediatric and adolescent services. Clinical facilities are located in davis, west sacramento, and woodland. Visits totaled 48,807; total patients served was over 20,500.
perinatal services - a full spectrum of pre and post natal care, births health education, nutrition counseling, and social work support for low-income and indigent women of yolo county. The program is a certified california perinatal services program (cpsp). Services are offered at five facilities in davis, west sacramento, woodland, winters and dixon with births at sutter davis hospital. Visits totaled 15,309 and births at sutter davis hospital totaled 568.
behavioral health services is an outpatient substance abuse treatment program which offers medically assisted withdrawal and treatment to adults and adolescents involved with methamphetamine, opiates, and marijuana in groups and one on one counseling. Additionally, this department now offers life counseling services provided by licensed clinical social workers. Services are offered at three communicare facilities: davis, west sacramento and woodland. Visits totaled 21,347.
dental program- acute and preventive dental care is provided for children and adults. Services include complete oral exams, x-rays, fillings, root canals, surgery, gum therapy, and specialty referrals. Services are provided at four sites in yolo county: davis, west sacramento, woodland and esparto. Communicare also visits schools, child care centers and health fairs offering free exams, sealants and oral education materials. Visits totaled 19,116.