Ambulatory & Primary Health Care,
Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment
Mission: Communicare health centers' mission is to provide comprehensive and high quality health care to anyone in our community regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Our mission is characterized by the following commitments: we deliver health care in a supportive, safe environment emphasizing patient partnership, wellness and preventive health in all of our services. We value the importance of a teaching and learning environment at all levels of the organization. We are committed 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 123,340; the number of patients 23,589; health education & community outreach encounters totaled 9,670.
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 57,865; total patients served was 15,192.
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 10,589 and births at sutter davis hospital totaled over 557.
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 36,011, serving over 3,950 patients.
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 over 18,875.