Patient Demographic Snapshot
While 56% 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:
- 48% of our patients live in poverty and 98% are from low-income households (earning less than 200% of the federal poverty level, or $24,600 per year for a family of four).
- 29% of our patients are uninsured, 56% are insured by OHP/Medicaid, 5% are insured by Medicare, and 10% have private health insurance.
- 16% of our patients are migrant or seasonal farmworkers .
- 46% of patients are 21 years of age or younger.
Funding Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
Support 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 under-served 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.
The Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation was formed to provide enduring support for the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center through funding, community relations and through the cultivation of community friendships, partners and donors. Fundraising activities are held throughout the year and range from large events such as Grape Adventure to home parties.
You can find out more about how Virginia Garcia raises money to support their mission by visiting our Ways to Give page.