Monterey County’s County-operated clinics are committed to offering high-quality medical services to County residents, regardless of their ability to pay. Our staff is dedicated to helping patients and their families with health and other related problems. We strive to maintain a welcoming, clean, and accessible environment that respects cultural values and individual dignity. It is our sincere hope that our activities will build a health Community for the shared benefit of all Monterey County Residents.
To focus on supporting and caring for the most vulnerable within the Community.
To provide high quality healthcare to all those unable to find it elsewhere, regardless of ability to pay.
To coordinate the finest sub specialty and hospital-based services available for our patients, helping patients navigate the system when necessary.
To recognize our patients’ personal preferences to the fullest extent possible when addressing their healthcare needs.
To protect the public through the containment and eradication of dangerous communicable diseases and through immunization programs.
To act as First Responders during unanticipated emergencies which directly impact the health of our Community.
To function as a healthcare resource for County residents, through public health advocacy, educational programs, and cooperation with other individuals and organizations within the public health community.
As an agency utilizing public funding, we are committed to effective and practical use of our resources at all times.
2016: Ground breaking for the new Seaside Clinic in the fall, with opening planned for 2017
2016: Opened expanded Laurel Pediatric Clinic
2015: Opened Laurel Vista Clinic
2015: Opened new FP Residency Clinic, combining FP and Women’s Health Services
2014: Opened satellite clinics in Salinas and Marina to provide primary care in Behavioral Health Clinics
2014: Site expansions planned in Salinas and Seaside
2012 – 2013: Planning for Primary Care integration into Behavioral Health Clinics (Marina, Salinas, South County: Scope changes filed)
2011: Filed Scope change for rate increase and behavioral health in the Laurel Clinics
2010: Implemented the Electronic Medical Record
2007: Scope change: Behavioral Health integrated into 3 clinics
2005: Laurel became FQHC
2004: Added the Laurel Clinics, from Natividad Medical Center
1999: Alisal Health Center became FQHC
1995: Marina Clinic became FQHC
1994: FQHC status for Seaside/Fort Ord closure
1994: Alisal Health Center opened, with a focus on maternal health
1993: Broadway Clinic opened in Seaside to provide care for Seaside Medi-Cal & indigent patients