Marin Community Clinics
Marin Community Clinics has provided compassionate and comprehensive health care to ALL residents of Marin County for more than 43 years. We have grown from humble beginnings where volunteer physicians and nurses saw patients in church basements, to a 21st century provider with modern facilities, highly expert paid physicians and nurses, the latest technology, and sophisticated diagnostic, treatment and prevention programs. Today, we serve 35,000 individuals every year in our nine clinics spread throughout Marin County.
To meet the growing health care needs of our community, we have added second clinic located across the parking lot from our current Novato Clinic. This expansion will add an additional 13,340 sq. ft. of medical and dental space as well as accommodate 5,000 new patients. The implementation of new clinics and programs are essential for Marin Community Clinics to continue being a health home for all residents of Marin County. We count on the support of our donors and community partners like YOU to help us provide these vital services and upgrades.
Summer Solstice Celebration
On a beautiful Summer Solstice evening in 2002, then Supervisor Susan Adams PhD, RN, started an event to support the Marin Children’s Health Initiative, which was a partnership of agencies; Marin Community Clinics, the Coastal Health Alliance and CalKids, that filled the gap for hard working families in Marin who could not afford medical care or private health insurance and who could not qualify for public insurance programs. The event was adopted by Marin Community Clinics in 2005 with Susan’s blessing to continue the support for the under-served in our community. Now, more than 10 years later, Marin Community Clinics has grown to serve 35,000 Marin residents as their primary “Health Home.”
As a “Health Home” we provide:
- Pediatric, Adult & Family Primary Health Care
- Family Planning & Reproductive Health Services
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Oral Health Services for children & adults
- Preventive, restorative, & emergency dentistry
- Dental exams, cleaning, fillings & extractions
- Behavioral Health & Psychiatry Services
- Orthopedic Specialty Services
- Chiropractic Services
- Lab and Pharmacy
- Confidential Teen Services
- Specialty services by Provider referral
- Enrollment Counselors for MediCal or Covered California insurance plans
Times are changing in the world of community clinics, including Marin Community Clinics. We are truly a different clinic than the one we were when founded over 42 years ago – and different than we were even two years ago. Not only do we now provide a greater depth and breadth of services, but we are also serving patients from all walks of life.
Today, Marin Community Clinics has over 300 staff – and we continue to grow. All of our physicians are board-certified and come from prestigious medical schools and our dentists come from top dental schools. And when patients require specialized care that we don’t provide, our Referral Team arranges for our patients to see medical specialists.
Community clinics such as ours were founded to serve low-income, uninsured and under-insured patients. In the past few years, given the changing health care landscape, many of these clinics have started seeing a broader patient population – more patients with commercial insurance and an increasing number of Medicare patients.
Marin Community Clinics is prepared to respond
We have anticipated these changes and are embracing a more encompassing view of who we are and who we serve – understanding that our core mission of providing care to the under-served will not change. The need is great and Marin Community Clinic will continue to play a vital role in filling the gap.
The 2016 expansion of our Novato clinic is just one example. As of June 2016, we now have an additional 21 medical exam rooms, 9 dental chairs, and on-site radiology – all of which will increase access for our growing patient population in North Marin.
We currently accept patients with many commercial plans, Medi-Cal, Covered California, Medicare and most Medicare supplements.
What does this mean to our financial health/philanthropic need?
Our need for philanthropic support will continue, because community contributions support the care we provide to low-income populations. Our community and philanthropic partners allow us to provide the margin of excellence that we provide to every person that walks through our doors. Without our generous donors, we simply could not provide the services and programs that make Marin Community Clinics what it is today – and will be in the future.
The Summer Solstice Celebration is our only annual fundraiser and we are proud to say that it has grown alongside the Clinics. The 2016 Summer Solstice Celebration has been our most successful yet, raising $102,000 and hosting over 300 of our wonderful supporters for an enchanted evening at the Marin Art and Garden Center. We can only hope that this trend will continue and that next year you will join us again.
Support us in our mission to improve the health of our patients and community by providing high quality, cost-effective, culturally sensitive, patient-centered health care. Consider a sustaining monthly gift that will allow us to continue to provide the world class services that we are known for.