Location & Services

Salinas CA-Administration

Salinas CA-Alvin Dental

Mobile Clinic-Schedule

N. Main Salinas, CA

Salinas CA-Sanborn

Salinas CA-Circle

Pajaro CA Clinic

Castroville CA

Greenfield CA

Gonzales, CA

King City CA

Soledad CA

Chualar CA

 

 

FTCA Deemed Facility

 

CSVS has earned the Joint Commission's National Quality Approval

 

History

 

In 1980, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas (CSVS) was founded by a group of concerned local community members to ensure that basic health care was available to all residents of Monterey County, with a focus on families working in the agriculture industry. In 1989, CSVS became the first ”federally qualified” health center in Monterey County, enabling it to provide health care services to an even larger number of people who could not afford to pay for those services. Every year since 2001, CSVS has earned the highly respected Joint Commission Accreditation Healthcare Organization (JCAHO)’s Gold Seal of Approval. Over the past 25 years, the award-winning CSVS has expanded to meet the needs of its diverse community with quality care, integrity, professionalism, mutual respect, innovation, and accountability.

 

Deeply committed to the community it serves, CSVS has a history of implementing creative solutions to provide a continuum of outstanding health care to its patients. During its first seven years of existence, the number of patients increased significantly, and CSVS purchased a large office building in Salinas to provide its quality medical care in 1987. In 1988, recognizing that many patients were traveling from South County to Salinas, CSVS purchased a building in King City, which became the first medical facility that provided both medical and dental services in Monterey County. A decade later in 1998, CSVS moved the medical services to a spacious building located on the Mee Memorial Hospital campus in King City, leaving their dental office at its original location.

 

By 2000, CSVS had established a system of eight clinics located in small communities, greatly reducing travel time for their patients. Each of the clinics provides comprehensive primary care services to families working in the agriculture industry, including dentistry and an in-patient hospital. In 1998, CSVS developed the first school-based clinic with a medical provider on site. Families with children enrolled at the school access health care services more easily in a community that may be located 25 miles away from Salinas. In 2004, CSVS also created the first mobile medical and dental van for the homeless in Monterey County.

 

In 2004, CSVS clinics provided over 112,000 patient encounters, working with 35,000 active patients. Over 10,200 newborns have been delivered since 1986. In Monterey County’s 3,324 square miles, approximately 85% of its population now lives within fifteen minutes of a CSVS site.

 

Since 1980, CSVS has become a major provider of quality primary health care services in Monterey County by addressing the needs of people who had no access to these services with excellent results. CSVS vaccination rates for children are in keeping with national standards, our neonatal morbidity and mortality are very low, and our maternal morbidity and mortality are almost non-existent. CSVS has assembled a well-trained staff from the communities that clinics are located in to provide quality, low-cost health care services. Our award-winning outreach program has gained widespread recognition and support for our efforts to improve the quality of life for farm worker families in Monterey County. Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas (CSVS) looks forward to successfully continuing its mission to provide outstanding health care services in Monterey County.