CHC in the News

With 28 locations and over 729 dedicated medical professionals and support staff, Community Health Centers is always working hard and making inroads to providing needed medical services to local and hard-to-reach communities.  We strive to be a significant provider of services and a vital part of our communities' healthcare delivery system.  Here you will find the latest news and information about the Central Coast's most progressive non-profit health care system.

06/23/2016 - KSBY (video)
Groundbreaking Ceremony for a New Health Center in Oceano

A new community health center is in the works in Oceano. Community Health Centers of the Central Coast held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning.  The center will provide health care for those who do not have access to medical care.  Construction on the project started in early June and is scheduled to be completed in early 2017. 

08/9/2015 - KSBY - Santa Maria
Grand Opening of the CHC Del Valle Clinic Provides Expanded Health Care to Patients
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (CHC) is marking National Health Center Week with the grand opening of their new Del Valle clinic, as part of a week-long campaign (August 9-15) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America's Health Centers; the nation's largest and most successful system of primary health care clinics.

08/9/2015 - KEYT - Santa Maria 
Santa Maria Celebrates Grand Opening of New Community Health Care Clinic
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast's administrators and community leaders cut the ribbon to their newest 14,000 square feet building, replacing two smaller, aging facilities in the city.

08/11/2015 - Santa Maria Sun
Del Valle medical clinic now open in Santa Maria
The doors are open at the Del Valle medical clinic on Blosser Road. Community Health Centers of the Central Coast’s new facility, which replaces CHC clinics on Miller and Mill streets, is a “super center” with 14,000 square feet, 10 providers, and 28 exam rooms.

05/7/2015 - The Cambrian 
Presentation on head lice planned at Cambria Grammar School
Cesilia "CeCe" Lomeli and Holly Conrow of our Cambria Health Center will present an information session on head lice at Cambria Grammar School's hourlong open house at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday May 14.

04/27/2015 - Community Health Centers
CHC to assist training Physician Assistants from A. T. Still's University School of Osteopathic Medicine at Arizona
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (CHC) will be collaborating with A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine at Arizona to recruit and train top students from the Central Coast who wish to pursue a career in medicine or dentistry and practice in the Central Coast.
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03/11/2015 - KSBY (video)
Health and Fitness Expo 5K Fun Run
San Luis Obispo 2015 Health & Fitness Expo benefits Community Health Centers' Teen Health Programs.  Learn more about SLO Health and Fitness

07/31/2014 - KSBY (video)
Multi-lingual Prescription Labeling Legislation
KSBY - Discussion about the potential impact of prescription labeling in multiple languages

04/28/2014 - KSBY (video)
Community Health Centers sees an increase in patients due to the Affordable Care Act
KSBY News 6 story on the impact of ACA so far on patient care at CHC.  

03/28/2014 - KSBY (video)
Community Health Centers and the Affordable Care Act
KSBY News 6 story on the ACA and March 31st deadline.  Spotlights staff and patients from CHC Grover Beach.

03/01/2014 - Santa Maria Times
Pacific Pride Foundation hosts health fair

More than 200 people packed the Pacific Pride Foundation headquarters Sunday, Feb. 22, for a free health fair that provided HIV and Hepatitis C (HEP C) tests to attendees...

11/13/2013 - CHC News
CHC Staff Respond to Disaster in the Philippines
On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda cut a path of destruction
across the central Philippines. With wind gusts up to 235 miles per hour, Haiyan was
the strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit land.  <Read More...>

01/13/2014 - San Luis Obispo Tribune
Community Health Centers gear up for expanded Medi-Cal Program
Patients getting checkups, dental work, eye exams and various other services may not notice the sense of urgency at Community Health Centers of the Central Coast.  But the 36-year-old nonprofit is undergoing dramatic change.

03/02/2013 - Santa Maria Times
CHC dedicates Nipomo Clinic
An estimated 300 people gathered in the warm sun Friday afternoon to dedicate the new Nipomo clinic that Community Health Centers of the Central Coast will open for business next week

03/02/2013 - San Luis Obispo Tribune
Dedication of Community Health Center's new Nipomo clinic set for Friday
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast will hold a grand opening Friday for a new 28,000-square-foot facility in Nipomo, which will offer internal medicine specialists, a fulCl-time pediatrics team, vision and optometry services and dental care.

03/01/2012 - KSBY (video)
Coverage of the Dedication Ceremony

01/29/2013 - San Luis Obispo Tribune
Cambria doctor taking 'leave of absence' after 27 years

David McBride, M.D., one of only two primary physicians in Cambria, is taking “an extended leave of absence” after 27 years treating local patients, he said in a letter to The Cambrian dated Friday.

12/31/2012 - San Luis Obispo Tribune
Nipomo nonprofit to use federal funds to help low-income students

A Nipomo-based nonprofit that provides health care in southern San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County was one of 31 around the state to share millions of dollars in federal funding in December.

10/29/2012 - KSBY (video)
First graders graduate from the Brush! Brush! Brush! program!

08/16/2012 - San Luis Obispo Tribune
Santa Maria health care street fair for farm workers today

Farm workers from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties can learn about their options for health care today at a street fair in Santa Maria.

07/12/2012 - Nipomo - Coast News
Promoting Health to Teens

07/10/2012 - Stanford - Science Codex
Community Health Centers Study - Stanford and USF
Government-funded community health centers, which serve low-income and uninsured patients, provide better care than do private practices, says a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

03/01/2012 - Nipomo - The Adobe Press
CHC's Brush! Brush! Brush! Program promotes healthy teeth

 02/29/2012 - San Luis Obispo Tribune

CHC's San Miguel clinic to re-open on April 2nd 

02/23/2012 - KSBY
Brush! Brush! Brush! Program in Nipomo and CHC's Mobile Dental Clinic

02/23/2012 - Santa Maria Times
Capps Visits Dana School in Nipomo to Highlight CHC's School Based Health Care Program

02/13/2012 - Santa Maria Times
CHC adds orthodontic services at clinics (follow-up story) 

01/28/2012 - Santa Maria Times
CHC clinics add orthodontia 

01/27/2012 - Community Health Centers
CHC Breaks Ground on a New Health Center in Nipomo 

(Links to our New Health Center Project page) 

 01/11/2012 - KSBY (video)
Dentists: humanitarian trip to Columbia highlights help needed locally


12/08/2011 - Community Health Centers

CHC Dentists Join Humanitarian Trip to Colombia
Dental volunteers to care for more than 1000 patients during this 3rd annual service trip


01/04/2012 - Read the follow-up article on the Columbia trip in the Santa Maria Times
 

11/28/2011 - Community Health Centers

$7.5 million grant allows CHC to break ground on a new facility

11/9/2011 - Community Health Centers

 CHC dedicates the new Shepard CHC Surgical Center in Santa Maria 


8/16/2011 - Santa Maria Times

CHC to open new Cuyama Valley clinic thanks to a Department of Health and Human Services grant

Community Health Centers of the Central Coast Receives $500,000 to Expand School-Based Care"

See the KSBY video segment below: