OUR HISTORY

Southern Califonria Medical Center, Inc. (SCMC), is a comprehensive community healthcare agency with Clinics located in El Monte, Pico Rivera and Van Nuys. SCMC is a recognized FQHC in El Monte and Pico River, while maintaining the Van Nuys clinic as a Look-Alike health center from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Our mission is to deliver the highest quality of healthcare with a focus on education and prevention.

History

SCMC's Chief Medical Officer, Mohammed H. Rasekhi, MD, opened the El Monte health center in 1994 under the original title of Southern Californina Family Medical Center. A second site was added in Pico Rivera in 1997. Embracing its role as a trusted community healthcare provider for the medically uninsured and disenfranchised populations within its service area, and not wanting to turn anyone away, the for-profit agency expanded its services in 2009, becoming the 501(c)(3) nonprofit it is today, changing its title to Southern California Medical Center. 

SCMC's staffing levels, financial management systems, and quality assurance policies are designed to sufficiently ensure that an appropriate level of support for patients is available daily. SCMC welcomes all residents though it places a particular emphasis on providing healthcare and cultural compentencies for the underserved, economically disadvantaged, and largely Latino population, which comprises more than three-quarters (79.8%) of service area residents.

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