FQHC status provides additional funding that has allowed the Family Medicine Center to maintain, expand, and improve the availability of essential health care services to our growing and diverse clinic patient population. Patient demographics reflect the multi-ethnic, underserved, and publicly funded patients for which the Residency has traditionally provided care. The Family Medicine Center is conveniently located across the street from O'Connor Hospital and is adjacent to the Stanford-owned faculty practice.
The partnership with the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (IHCSCV) has been a wonderful opportunity for our residency program. There is a high level of commitment to education, clinical quality, and practice improvement within the IHCSCV, which is certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), a national group that surveys and certifies clinics that meet national standards of care. The IHC has been accredited for over 10 years, and it is the only community health clinic in the area that has achieved this status.
The Indian Health Center has been certified as a Patient Centered Health Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) since 2013. The Level 3 NCQA Medical Home accreditation is the highest achievement for primary care, as it centers on a comprehensive review of the entire organization, assuring that our patients receive high-quality care consistent with NCQA Standards for the ideal Medical Home model. The IHC is also recognized as a PCMH through AAAHC. Plans are currently underway to apply for PCMH status at the Family Medicine Center in the near future.
We pride ourselves in serving a diverse population of patients in the Family Medicine Center, both from an ethnic and socioeconomic standpoint. Our clinic patient demographics are as follows:
Age 0-17: 25.4%
Age 18-25: 13%
Age 26-64: 52.5%
Age 65+: 8.1%
With the IHCSCV partnership, our residency clinic has been able to operate in a manner consistent with our vision of serving all people in Santa Clara County. The Indian Health Center's long history in Santa Clara County and compatible mission and values include a commitment to serving all members of the community from all walks of life, including caring for those living in poverty.