At Elica Health Centers, “Healing with Heart” is more than just our slogan – it is the guiding principle behind everything we do.
We are proud of our roots, which we trace back to 1979 and the establishment of a small group practice that served the primary care needs of the region's emerging immigrant communities, particularly Russian, Ukrainian and other East European groups.
Today, Elica stands as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), a designation given by the Federal government to community-based clinics that follow regulations related to the scope and quality of the services that are available to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care through the operation of professional and compassionate health homes for underserved populations in the region, who are confronted with barriers to accessing care.
In 2016, over 15,000 patients made more than 60,000 visits to Elica Health Centers, primarily to one of three clinic facilities, two of which are located in Sacramento (Midtown and Arden-Arcade) and a third in West Sacramento. With the recent addition of three new clinic locations (Franklin/Fruitridge, Downtown, Del Paso Heights), we anticipate 75,000 patient visits for 2017. Approximately 10% of Elica's patients receive care outside our clinic walls through the Wellness Outside Walls (WOW) initiative, which includes our Street Medicine and Health on Wheels programs.
The health professionals at Elica Health Centers, who are dedicated to providing patient‐centered care to people from all walks of life, work to create a better model of care – one that treats the whole person.