While 59% of our patients are Hispanic, Virginia Garcia clients come from all walks of life. Many face challenges that can be barriers to health and wellness:
- 64% of our patients live in poverty and 83% are from low-income households (earning less than 200% of the federal poverty level, or $48,500 per year for a family of four).
- 26% of our patients are uninsured, 62% are insured by OHP/Medicaid, 5% are insured by Medicare, and 7% have private health insurance.
- 17% of our patients are migrant or seasonal farmworkers and 46% of patients are under 21 years of age.
Funding comes from a variety of sources including patient fees, private and public insurance, county, federal and state grants, private and corporate foundations, businesses and corporations, United Way, and individual donors.
Federally Qualified Health Centers exist to ensure that high-quality affordable health care is available to underserved communities facing economic, social and cultural barriers that impede access to care.
At Virginia Garcia, services are provided on a sliding-scale basis and no one is turned away for an inability to pay.