CHC's History

Community Health Centers of the Central Coast began operation in 1978, in a small building in Nipomo California, with 7 employees and a $100k budget.

In 2004 we saw the beginning of the partnership with San Luis Obispo County where CHC assumed the operation of four of the SLO county Family Care Centers. Overnight, CHC grew 50% with the acquisition of the Family Care Centers.

Since that time, CHC has grown to over 729 employees in 28 state-licensed clinics, and provide more than 450,000 health care visits with an operational budget over $100 million dollars.

Our health centers are located in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County on the Central Coast of California. Our patient population includes low income, uninsured community members with special emphasis on special populations such as homeless, school based, migrant and seasonal farm workers, and public housing residents.