Brookside Community Health Center
2023 Vale Road, Suite 107
San Pablo, CA 94806
Brookside Community Health Center was established in 1994 as a response to studies done by the West Contra Costa Healthcare District which showed a lack of primary health care services for low-income, medically underserved residents in Western Contra Costa County. In 1996, BCHC became a freestanding, independent community health center and established a governing Board of Directors. A few years later, Brookside Community Health Center was awarded federal funding through the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s Community Health Center (PHS 330) program. With this funding, BCHC established a Dental Clinic (1999) and a Perinatal Program (2000), both of which continue to operate today. BCHC began construction on a new site in Richmond in 2003, which opened in June 2004.
In 1994, Brookside Community Health Center had 11,103 primary care visits and a patient population of 5,885 people. Today that number has grown to 49,574 primary care visit for 15,112 patients. The population BCHC serves was then, as it is today, ethnically and racially diverse, almost entirely low-income, with limited or no health care insurance and across the age spectrum.
BCHC is also a founding member of Community Clinic Consortium of Contra Costa, started in 2001, and has participated in the Diabetes Health Disparities Collaborative since 2002.