West County Health
West County Health Centers, Inc. is a private, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center, receiving Section 330 grant funding from the federal government to provide quality health services to the whole community, regardless of ability to pay. We strive to provide a medical home for patients, ensuring that they experience continuity of care and have a secure place to come for all of their healthcare needs. At West County Health Centers, our expert team of professionals helps patients successfully manage and integrate wellness practices into their daily lives. West County Health Center is governed by a dedicated consumer and community led Board of Directors.
West County Health Centers offers full scope primary medical, and dental care as well as mental health services. Our HIV/AIDS primary care programis one of the original grantees for Ryan White Title III funds.
West County Health Centers’ highly qualified health care team consists of physicians, mid-level providers (Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants), dentists, psychotherapists, and nurses, and are supported by medical and dental assistants, outreach workers, and administrative staff. All of our employees are committed to providing compassionate and accessible care for all members of our diverse community. Many of our staff members are bilingual in several languages, including Spanish and Vietnamese.
“As a patient for 18 years, whose husband was also a patient, I know that the highest standards of medicine are practiced lovingly throughout our six sites. The West County Health Center’s combine the best in medical care with cutting edge technology and access for all. This care is a team effort that is both compassionate and result orientated. They want us to remain healthy but if we can’t they are here to help in every way possible.” – JENNIFER NICHOLS, WEST COUNTY HEALTH CENTER BOARD MEMBER
West County Health Centers deliver health care to an important cross-section of our community including elementary age children whose parents cannot otherwise afford the medical care needed to keep them healthy and active in schools; those who are not accepted elsewhere due to HIV/AIDS, homelessness, mental illness or addiction; those in the community who lack the financial resources to pay for quality health care, as well as many others. No patient is turned away from West County Health Center for lack of funds.
In 2015, WCHC provided over half a million dollars of uncompensated care for low-income and uninsured patients. More than 60% of our patients are living at or below the federal poverty level and an estimated 300 people designated as homeless live in our service area.