Federally Qualified Health Center
Excellent, Affordable Health Care
for the Sacramento Area
WellSpace Health has served Sacramento’s low-income and underserved individuals and families since 1953. In 2005, after feedback from clients and the community, the organizations changed its 30 year old Free Clinic license to a Community Clinic status and began the process of applying to be a Federally Qualified health Center (FQHC). Preliminary ‘look alike’ approval of the FQHC designation was received in 2008, and final approval as a ‘full’ FQHC was received in 2009. WellSpace Health is the only ‘full’ FQHC serving the Sacramento region.
As an FQHC, WellSpace Health is able to bill the federal government for supplemental funding for health, behavioral health (e.g. specialty psychiatry, therapy), children’s dental, and other services. This provides a critical health access point for underserved persons in the community, and leverages federal funding while state and local funds are shrinking.
WellSpace Health has built a network of primary care clinics that provide a ‘synergy’ of services, with our doctors treating the whole person with a treatment model called Integrated Behavioral Health. (Including counseling, alcohol and drug addiction treatment and appropriate therapy. WellSpace Health is a statewide leader in designing and delivering Integrated Behavioral Health.
WellSpace Health accepts some medical insurances such as Medi-Cal, Medicare and Blue Cross.
Slnce 1968, WellSpace Health has also operated the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line, We are the regional provider of suicide prevention for 32 counties in Northern and Central California. We answer calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from those living within the 916, 209, 530, and 707 area codes.