Harold Wallace, Chief Executive Officer at Marin City Health and Wellness Center, speaks at a groundbreaking event for the organization’s new 100 Phillips Drive Location.
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Marin City Health and Wellness Center, whose mission is to provide innovative health and wellness services to all, with the goal of African-American Health Equity celebrates the groundbreaking of its new health center at 100 Phillips Drive in Marin City. The new health center will provide comprehensive health care services to all communities in Marin County including primary medical care, dental care, behavioral health services, substance abuse services, chiropractic care and more.
“It’s a proud moment for all of us” says Harold Wallace, Chief Executive Officer at Marin City Health and Wellness Center. “The health disparities experienced in our communities have been underscored throughout this pandemic and our goal is to create a welcoming space for all that offers high-quality preventive health care options centered around our patients and their families.”
The new facility also provides more clinical space than the current location occupied by the organization at 630 Drake Avenue with over $2.4 Million in retrofitting, including the addition of 15 exam rooms for medical, dental and behavioral health care services to accommodate the clinic’s approximately 3000 patients. The new space will also be fitted for updated emergency management systems, including a power generator and updated HVAC system.
“This is an important milestone for our organization” says Nancy Johnson, Chair of the Board of Directors for Marin City Health and Wellness Center. “This project is a testament to the grassroots work of our founding community members and the generosity of our fundraising partners. We welcome all community stakeholders that wish to be a part of this exciting work as we move towards Phase 2 of development.”
Marin City Health and Wellness is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in Marin City offering free to low-cost healthcare services to the community. MCHCW’s patient base includes those who identify as Black or African-American and Hispanic (68%) and those earning less than 200% of the federal poverty level (94%). The new facility is scheduled to open and serve patients in late 2021.
Guests in attendance included District 3 Supervisor Stephanie Moulton-Peters and Benita McLarin, Director of Marin County Health and Human Services, Marin City Health and Wellness Center Board Members, long-time supporters, and founding members of the organization.
About Marin City Health and Wellness Center
The mission of Marin City Health and Wellness Center is to provide innovative health and wellness services to all, with the goal of African-American Health Equity. MCHWC currently operates three locations including sites in Marin City, The Bayview Clinic in San Francisco and a Women’s Health Center in San Rafael (coming soon). Visit marincityclinic.org for more information or call 415-339-8813 to make an appointment.