San Ysidro Health Center.
In 1969, San Ysidro Health Center’s Founding Mothers came together with a common mission that would set the tone for health and well-being in their community for generations to come. The mothers, with their entire families, typically had to travel to receive basic medical care for their babies and toddlers. To solve this problem, the Founding Mothers formed “el Club de Madres” to help their children and people in the community find affordable, high quality, health care in their own neighborhood. At that time, only one physician served the 7,000 largely Mexican-American populations in San Ysidro, a primarily agricultural community.
Fast forward 46 years later and SYHC has grown from a little white “casita” to a vast, non-profit network of 27 program sites made up of medical, dental and behavioral health clinics in San Ysidro, Chula Vista, National City and Southeastern and Central San Diego.
We continue to live the legacy of our Founding Mothers through our commitment to our children. Almost half of our 90,000 patients are children from birth to 19 years of age. Busy preparing the little ones to learn and thrive by the time they enter kindergarten. Apart from pediatric developmental, physical and dental check-ups and treatment, we also offer family counseling, parenting classes, and cooking with toddlers’ classes in their state-of-the-art instructional kitchen. We are more than just a medical clinic; we are a permanent health home helping families reach their full potential.
They invite you to tour one of our many health centers such as our Maternal and Child Health Center and partner with us in investing in the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community.