About CHN

About CHN 2017-03-24T20:51:20+00:00

Capitol Health Network (CHN) is a consortium of community-based health organizations—a voluntary membership organization composed of multiple Federally Qualified Health Centers and specialized clinical providers. Our mission is to support and strengthen community-based healthcare and to advocate for vulnerable people in the greater Sacramento region.

Collectively, our more than 1,400 employees serve about 200,000 patients (roughly one out of every seven residents) through more than 40 care sites and provide more than 630,000 patient encounters annually—primary care, behavioral health, dental care and vision care.

Open to all who come through their doors regardless of ability to pay, CHN’s members are mostly nonprofit organizations. About 60% of their patients are covered by MediCal, about 8% by Medicare and about 24% are uninsured. Combined they provide more than $7 million of uncompensated care.

But don’t make the mistake of assuming that because our members serve historically under-served populations that the quality of care is somehow less than the best. Combined, our members have nearly 300 licensed professionals—family practice, internal medicine and pediatric physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, dentists and so on—all dedicated to providing the best possible quality of health care.

Founded in 1998, CHN is itself a nonprofit organization (501c3) and is Sacramento’s representative to the Regional Associations of California. CHN is also a member of the California Primary Care Association and the National Association of Community Health Centers.

 

CHN works tirelessly to assist its members through advocacy, technical support, workforce development and support services that better enable them to focus on serving you.

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