San Ysidro Health (formerly San Ysidro Health Center) is a non-profit organization committed to providing high-quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable health care services for the entire family.
Mission of San Ysidro Health
The mission of San Ysidro Health is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve with access for all. Originally established along the border in 1969, the organization was founded by seven women in search of medical services for their children. Almost 50 years later, San Ysidro Health now provides innovative care to over 95,000 patients through a vast and integrated network of 34 program sites across San Diego County including medical and dental clinics, behavioral health centers, HIV centers, WIC nutrition centers, mobile medical units, school-based health centers, chiropractic services, pediatric developmental clinic, teen clinic, senior health center and Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
Our organization’s new name and brand identity pay homage to its humble beginnings in the community where it was established almost 50 years ago. This community was named in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers, day laborers, and rural communities—the working poor. San Isidro spent his life as a hired hand and always shared what little he had, even his meals, with people in need. These values of compassion and care for others still ring true in the organization’s mission to improve the health and well-being of all in the communities we serve, especially the most vulnerable across San Diego County. With this rebranding, the goal is to make the organization’s innovative healthcare services more identifiable, convenient and accessible for the thousands of families that are served. It is our honor and privilege to emulate these values daily.
In addition to providing medical, dental and behavioral health services San Ysidro Health’s Specialty services include:
- Dental care services for children who are medically compromised, have special needs and/or are behaviorally challenged.– Children’s Dental Clinic
- Adult special needs dental services – King-Chavez Health Center
- Urgent care services – San Ysidro Health Chula Vista
- San Ysidro Health’s retail clinic – Mi Clinica at Northgate Gonzalez Market
San Ysidro Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center and a Federal Tort Claims Act Deemed facility. The Federal government acts as the primary insurer. FTCA deeming enables us to invest more to increase health care services and fund quality improvement activities.