Health care districts in California

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Health care districts in California are a type of special district that build and operate hospitals and other health care facilities and services.[1] There are 78 health districts in California.

Powers and functions[edit]

Authority granted to health care districts includes:[1]

  • Operating health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities (SNF), adult day health centers, nurses' training school, and child care facilities.
  • Operating ambulance services within and outside of the district.
  • Operating programs that provide chemical dependency services, health education, wellness and prevention, rehabilitation, and aftercare.
  • Carrying out activities through corporations, joint ventures, or partnerships.
  • Establishing or participating in managed care.
  • Contracting with and making grants to provider groups and clinics in the community.
  • Other activities that are necessary for the maintenance of good physical and mental health in communities served by the district.

History[edit]

In 1945, the California Legislature passed the Local Hospital District Law which established the districts.[2][1] In 1965, the Legislature passed the District Reorganization Act of 1965 which made changes to the law.[3] In 1994, they were renamed as "health care districts", reflecting that health care was increasingly being provided outside of the hospital setting.[4]

Community-Based Health Districts[edit]

  • Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach [5]
  • Camarillo Health District, Camarillo [6]
  • Corning Healthcare District, Corning
  • Del Norte Healthcare District, Crescent City
  • Desert Healthcare District, Palm Springs [7]
  • Eden Township Healthcare District, Castro Valley
  • Fallbrook Healthcare District, Fallbrook [8]
  • Grossmont Healthcare District, La Mesa [9]
  • Los Medanos Community Healthcare District, Pittsburg [10]
  • Marin Healthcare District, Greenbrae [11]
  • Mark Twain Health Care District, San Andreas [12]
  • Mount Diablo Healthcare District, Concord
  • Palo Verde Health Care District, Blythe
  • Peninsula Health Care District, Burlingame [13]
  • Petaluma Health Care District, Petaluma [14]
  • Redbud Healthcare District, Clearlake
  • Sequoia Health Care District, Redwood City [15]
  • West Side Healthcare District, Newman

Rural Districts Operating Hospitals[edit]

  • Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, Big Bear Lake
  • Chowchilla Memorial Hospital District, Chowchilla
  • Coalinga Hospital District, Coalinga
  • Corcoran Hospital District, Corcoran
  • Eastern Plumas Healthcare District, Portola
  • Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District, Joshua Tree
  • John C. Fremont Healthcare District, Mariposa
  • Kern Valley Healthcare District, Lake Isabella [16]
  • Kingsburg District Hospital, Kingsburg
  • Lompoc Healthcare District, Lompoc [17]
  • Mayers Memorial Hospital District, Fall River Mills
  • Mendocino Coast Healthcare District, Fort Bragg
  • North Sonoma County Hospital District, Healdsburg
  • Northern Inyo county Local Hospital District, Bishop
  • Oak Valley Hospital District, Oakdale
  • Palm Drive Health Care District, Sebastopol
  • Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District, Brawley
  • Plumas District Hospital, Quincy
  • San Benito Health Care District, Hollister
  • San Bernardino Mountains Community Hospital District, Lake Arrowhead
  • San Gorgonio Memorial Health Care District, Banning
  • Seneca Healthcare District, Chester
  • Sierra Kings Health Care District, Reedley
  • Sierra View District Hospital, Porterville
  • Sonoma Valley Health Care District, Sonoma
  • Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District, Garberville
  • Southern Inyo Healthcare District, Lone Pine
  • Southern Mono Healthcare District, Mammoth Lakes
  • Surprise Valley Health Care District, Cedarville
  • Tahoe Forest Hospital District, Truckee
  • Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District, Tehachapi [18]
  • Tulare District Healthcare System, Tulare [19]

Non-rural District Operating Hospitals[edit]

Districts Operating Skilled-Nursing Facilities[edit]

  • North Kern South Tulare Hospital District, Delano
  • Soledad Community Health Care District, Soledad [23]
  • Eastern Plumas Health Care District, Portola, CA
  • Mountain Communities Healthcare District, Trinity Hospital, Weaverville, CA
  • Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, Big Bear Lake, CA

Districts Operating Ambulances[edit]

  • Cambria Community Health District, Cambria [24]
  • Cloverdale Health Care District, Cloverdale
  • Del Puerto Health Care District, Patterson
  • Muroc Healthcare District, Boron
  • Oak Valley Hospital District, Oakdale
  • West Side Community Healthcare District, Newman
  • Eastern Plumas Healthcare District, Portola, CA

Districts Operating Clinics[edit]

  • Bloss Memorial Healthcare District, Atwater [25]
  • Del Puerto Health Care District, Patterson
  • Mendocino Coast Healthcare District, Fort Bragg [26]
  • Soledad Community Health Care District, Soledad [27]

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