Our mission is to provide innovative health and wellness services to all, with the goal of African American health equity. Read more about our work in Budget and Impact.
Black Health Equity
Creating health for residents of San Francisco’s largest African American community has been a vision of our CEO, JayVon Muhammad, who lived in the Bayview and Fillmore districts as a child. This was the vision of Dr. Arthur H. Coleman in the 1960s when he brought integrated healthcare services to families in Bayview Hunters Point from the same building were we now operate. Hear Dr. Coleman’s story—and ours—in the video from our opening in March 2016:
MCHWC was founded in 2006 by a grassroots effort to provide culturally sensitive healthcare for residents of Marin City. Every day we see and deal with Social Determinants of Health—the reality that a patient’s zip code has a greater impact on well-being than their genetic code. Health and wealth are directly correlated, as are illness and poverty. Our services provide wraparound care to make people well.
In 2011 we became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) to provide integrated healthcare to patients using Medi-Cal. In 2017 we became a Patient-Centered Medical Home to expand care and services.
We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) specializing in healthcare for patients using Medi-Cal or private insurance, or who are un/under-insured. We serve patients of all ethnicities and ages from four clinics in Marin and San Francisco counties:
- Marin City
- Bayview Hunters Point (San Francisco)
- Centerpoint (San Rafael downtown)
- Marin Family Birth Center (San Rafael Northgate)