Who Is Mission Neighborhood Health Center?
Mission Neighborhood Health Center (MNHC) is a 39 year old comprehensive community-based health center [CHC], a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and a cornerstone in the Mission community. MNHC is a well known San Francisco local leader in advocacy efforts for culturally and linguistically competent health and human services for Latinos in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. MNHC serves over 13,000 unduplicated patients and renders over 66,000 health care service visits annually.
- MNHC retains a rich legacy as the first neighborhood health center in San Francisco and the first where Spanish-speaking families could, and still do receive care in their native language from a group of compassionate professionals who are linguistically competent and culturally sensitive.
- MNHC guarantees families and individuals a "medical home" and provides a one-stop comprehensive, affordable and available health care setting.
- MNHC works with individuals and families over time and directs efforts affecting long term positive health outcomes within the patient population and community.
- MNHC denies no patient service based on an inability to pay. Medicare, Medi-Cal, Private Insurance and patient pay are accepted as payment for services. Patients without public or private insurance are charged according to a sliding fee scale based on Federal Poverty Guidelines. Approximately 52% of all care MNHC provides is subsidized through public and private grants and donations.
- MNHC maintains four (4) active prevention and comprehensive care locations providing ten (10) distinct population service focuses. MNHC is a full service CHC offering Pharmacy, Laboratory and X-Ray.
- MNHC is an informal training cornerstone for a variety of health professionals: clinicians, nurses, interdisciplinary providers, counselors and clerical clinical support staff.