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Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Health & Medicine


PO BOX 542SANTA CRUZ, CA 95061 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the health of our patients and the community and advocate the feminist goals of social, political, and economic equality. Driven by a 40-year commitment to health care as a human right, Santa Cruz Community Health Centers is a leading nonprofit provider of high-quality, affordable and comprehensive health services in English and Spanish to all ages, gender identities, ethnicities, abilities and sexual orientations, regardless of their ability to pay. We operate two clinics: the Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center and the East Cliff Family Health Center.


The East Cliff Family Health Center serves the primary health care needs of men, women and children regardless of economic status, through high-quality, patient-centered programs that offer primary care, pediatric services, mental health education and more.

In 2012, SCCHC received federal funding and unprecedented support from Dominican Hospital and its parent organization, Dignity Health, as well as Sutter Santa Cruz/Palo Alto Medical Foundation, to launch the East Cliff Family Health Center. Dominican and Sutter/PAMF are each investing $1.5 million in the SCWHC’s Live Oak operations between 2014 and 2019. Dignity Health, Dominican’s parent company, provided a loan for tenant improvements to the 9,000 square foot leased space at the East Cliff Village Shopping Center. In addition, Dominican’s highly regarded Pediatric Clinic, serving 1,600 low-income children, many of whom are high-risk patients, has transitioned to the new clinic where SCCHC is committed to growing the program. Read more about the expansion here.

The East Cliff FamilyHealth Center serves men, women and children through high-quality, patient-centered primary care, pediatric services, mental health counseling, prenatal care, and more.


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