A Cornelius family gets their medical needs met at the Virginia Garcia Health center, a longtime provider of health services for underserved Hispanic populations and other diverse communities of Washington County.
Medical centers help serve low income, uninsured community
The Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center recently celebrated 35 years of serving the community during an Ambassadors of Hope fundraiser to support their community clinics.
More than 30,000 individuals each year get high quality, comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care at Virginia Garcia clinics in Beaverton, Hillsboro and other locations in Washington and Yamhill counties.
Virginia Garcia has developed a strong reputation in the community for delivering the highest quality health care to some of the most vulnerable populations in the region, regardless of individuals’ ability to pay.
“For more than three decades, the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center has worked diligently to respond to the needs of low income and uninsured,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, in recognizing the health provider’s achievement.
Virginia Garcia’s first clinic started in 1975 in a three-car garage in Cornelius. The organization has grown since then to meet the changing needs of the community. It now serves patients in over 60 languages at six locations. Virginia Garcia has thrived because of the support of individuals and corporations. Partnerships with local businesses and individuals in the community have enabled Virginia Garcia to increase access to high quality care.
Ambassadors of Hope will support the health center’s ability to continue to serve community members in need and expand access to care for the over 100,000 uninsured Oregonians in their service area.
For more information about Virginia Garcia, visit virginiagarcia.org.