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Who We Are

Originally established along the U.S. / Mexico border in 1969, the organization was founded by a group of mothers in search of medical services for their children. Over 50 years later, San Ysidro Health now provides innovative care to hundreds of thousands of lives in our care through a vast and integrated network of 50 program sites across San Diego County including:

50+ Years of Patient-Centered Care

San Ysidro Health and its program sites are designed under the concept of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care, where the patient, not the support staff or provider, is the focus of all care and services.

Our organization’s name and brand identity pay homage to its humble beginnings in the community where it was established 55 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. 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.

Our Leadership

The San Ysidro Health Leadership team is comprised of executives and board members committed to the goal of making quality healthcare accessible to thousands of patients through a vast and integrated network of sites across San Diego County.

Patient Impact

San Ysidro Health continues to provide compassionate care in the communities we serve across the County. Read patient stories and see how we are making a difference every day.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

San Ysidro Health continues building and strengthening a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) that is intricately connected to our mission achievement. Our endless DEIB effort is the workforce catalyzer that makes San Ysidro Health a better place to receive health care, a better partner to the communities we serve, and a better place to work.

Why San Ysidro Health

At San Ysidro Health, patient-centered is our way of saying that patients are our top priority.

San Ysidro Health patients enjoy access to comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health services, as well as support services and programs that help with other needs like food, housing, and health education. Our providers and care teams are committed to producing the best possible results for patients, while giving them the tools to take an active role in their health and well-being. We are proud that over 145,000 people across San Diego County have chosen San Ysidro Health as their medical home.

Award-Winning Healthcare

In 2023, San Ysidro Health won several healthcare quality awards that recognize our commitment to high-quality, accessible care and celebrate improvements made in the health and well-being of our patients. These awards include the Health Center Quality Leader Badge which honors San Ysidro Health as a top performer, nationally. These awards help highlight that patient-centered, compassionate care can truly make a difference!

Quality of Care Information

At San Ysidro Health, we track the performance of each of our clinics to make sure we are meeting our goals. By focusing on these quality measurements, we can celebrate patient progress and make improvements when they are needed.

Join Our Team

At San Ysidro Health we value, promote, and embrace diversity, while making an impact on the health and well-being of our communities. Becoming a part of San Ysidro Health means joining a growing organization of nearly 3,000 employees, with opportunities for career progression and professional development. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and electronic health information systems (EMR / EHR) as you contribute to our goal of providing high-quality, compassionate, accessible, and affordable health care services for families across San Diego County.

Support San Ysidro Health

Your tax-deductible gift allows us to honor our commitment to keep San Ysidro Health’s care affordable and accessible for everyone in our community who needs us – regardless of their ability to pay for services. Thank you for your support!

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Direct Relief

Thanks to support from Direct Relief, our website has changed to better serve you!

Direct Relief is a great partner to nonprofit organizations serving people affected by poverty, emergencies, and natural disasters.

They have been a friend to San Ysidro Health for decades and a source of hope for people facing hardship since their founding in 1948. Visit Direct Relief’s website to learn more about their efforts and join us in thanking them for their support!

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. This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.