The Community Health Resource Center (CHRC) is a remarkable gem hidden in the corner of the California Pacific Medical Center Professional building at 2100 Webster street. This care center focuses on the essentials of everyday well-being with an emphasis on overall health maintenance as well as one-on-one education and monitoring of common medical issues such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol screening and education, in addition to weight management. This is done by the center’s team of knowledgeable certified nutritionists and diabetes educators.
Additionally, and most impressive, is their team of mental health counselors, led by CHRC's executive director, Scott Plymale, PhD, LCSW. Scott and his team members dedication to the mental wellness of clients is palpable. As a physician who has worked side by side with Scott and his team for over 2 years, I have felt firsthand the benefit and relief from their help with my patients.
Each of them has walked many of my patients through exceptionally difficult challenges of all kinds, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their expertise covers the gamut: from behavioral health with individual counseling/therapy, to housing/eviction issues, to financial matters, legal queries, and job struggles. I have witnessed their endless patience and perseverance. Furthermore, their help has allowed me to practice primary care in a sustainable fashion and do more for my patients with better outcomes.
Sharon C. Meyer, MD