History of Mendocino Coast Clinics

1970
January 2 1970

Small clinic opened in the Village of Mendocino.

In the 1970s a small clinic was opened in the Village of Mendocino to provide first aid and to treat the results of the “free love” era.

1980
January 1 1980

County of Mendocino assumed responsibility for the small clinic.

By the mid 1980s the County of Mendocino assumed responsibility for this small outpatient service.

1992
May 2 1992

Mendocino County decides to focus on population health.

They begin to privatize the coastal public health office. A board of directors is established and an application for a new non- profit organization is submitted.

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Snapshot:

Number of Patients – 2,564
Number of Employees – 7
Annual Budget – $408,000

1994
July 1 1994

Mendocino Coast Clinics is born!

Mendocino Coast Clinics is born!

Mendocino Coast Clinics became an independent non-profit health center in 1994.

August 2 1994

Behavioral Health Services Added

Mendocino Coast Clinics offers both medical and behavioral treatment of depression and a wide variety of behavioral issues.

1996
March 2 1996

Dental Site Opens

MCC provides high-quality dental services for both children and adults, caring for our patients through the entire spectrum of life.

1997
July 2 1997

Plans begin for new health center.

Plans begin for new health center.
1998
July 1 1998

MCC Celebrates it’s 4th Birthday!

MCC Celebrates it’s 4th Birthday!
2001
July 1 2001

Mendocino Coast Clinics Celebrates it’s 7th Birthday

Mendocino Coast Clinics Celebrates it’s 7th Birthday
2002
July 9 2002

Ground Breaking at MCC’s New Home

Ground Breaking at MCC’s New Home
2003
March 2 2003

MCC receives designation as a FQHC.

MCC receives designation as a FQHC.

A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) also known as community health centers, assure that healthcare is available to people in medically underserved areas and that people’s financial status will not prevent them from receiving the health services they need, including medical, dental, behavioral health and often, some specialty services.

April 3 2003

MCC moves to 205 South Street in Fort Bragg.

MCC moves to 205 South Street in Fort Bragg.
2005
November 2 2005

Perinatal Service Opens.

Perinatal Service Opens.
2007
September 2 2007

Sequoia Circle Site Leased.

Sequoia Circle Site Leased.
2008
October 2 2008

Expansion of Geriatric Services.

Recognizing that older adults often have different health care and long-term service and support needs than children and younger adults, MCC hired some providers who specialize in caring for this patient population. Just as children should be treated by health providers who are trained in pediatrics, older adults should receive care from professionals trained to care for them.

2009
February 3 2009

Teen Clinic (Blue Door at MCC) Opens.

Teen Clinic (Blue Door at MCC) Opens.

Blue Door opens just in time for Valentine’s Day and before Prom!

Since Blue Door has opened, the teen birth rates in Mendocino County have dropped.

2011
July 2 2011

Pediatric Practice Joins MCC.

Pediatric Practice Joins MCC.
July 9 2011

Grant Funded Remodel of Sequoia Circle Building

Grant Funded Remodel of Sequoia Circle Building
2012
September 4 2012

Groundbreaking for South Street Addition – Liz Irwin Wing

Groundbreaking for South Street Addition – Liz Irwin Wing
2013
April 4 2013

Dedication of Liz Irwin Wing

2014
July 1 2014

MCC Celebrates it’s 20 Year Anniversary

2018
August 4 2018

Family Wellness Center Opens!

Family Wellness Center Opens!

Our Family Wellness Center provides health and wellness services for families, including nutritional consultations, depression screenings, acupuncture, and post-partum screenings.

December 31 2018

Snapshot of 2018

Number of Patients – 9,801

Number of Employees – 120

Annual Budget – $12.3 Million

2019
July 1 2019

MCC Celebrates it’s 25 Years of Service to Our Community!

MCC Celebrates it’s 25 Years of Service to Our Community!

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