Open Door Community Health Centers

Open Door started as a single clinic in 1971. At that time there wasn’t enough access to quality health care in Humboldt and the surrounding counties. The founders of Open Door Community Health Centers shared the vision of providing excellent health care and education to all members of the community.

Now, Open Door has 13 clinics, and 3 mobile clinics, spread throughout Humboldt and Del Norte counties, serving approximately 50,000 patients a year and employing over 500 members of the community. Open Door continually seeks to promote the development of a health care system which meets the needs and enhances the health to all members of our community.

Using a combination of a fully equipped mobile van and ODCHC’s eight fixed clinic sites, homeless individuals receive comprehensive care to include:

General medical care for all ages
Family Planning
Mental /Behavioral Health
Substance abuse treatment
Case management services
Skilled nursing services
Laboratory services
Health education
Referrals to community resources

Our mobile unit is a custom designed 38 foot motor home with two exam rooms, a restroom, lab, pharmacy, a wheel chair lift and is supplied with the same equipment as a family doctor’s office. The fully staffed mobile unit visits each community site on a regular schedule. We offer medical services to patients of all ages, including patients who are homeless, in transitional housing, or patients who have difficulty scheduling appointments. We also provide medical services to migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families.