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Our Mission Statement

Open Door Community Health Centers promotes social justice and human dignity through exceptional patient-centered care that improves the health and well-being of our patients, community, and staff.

Open Door Community Health Centers was founded with a vision to provide excellent health care and health education to a part of California, at a time when the region suffered from a shortage of access.

Starting as a single clinic in 1971, Open Door now has 12 community health centers across Humboldt and Del Norte counties – a service area larger than the state of Connecticut – serving more than 55,000 patients a year and employing almost 600 members of the community.

Learn more about Open Door’s fifty years serving the North Coast.

Our Mission, Vision, & Values


Open Door Community Health Centers promotes social justice and human dignity through exceptional patient-centered care that improves the health and well-being of our patients, community, and staff.


Open Door honors the unique experience of all people. We address changing community needs through dynamic and innovative partnerships. Our staff are diverse, respected, valued, heard and fairly compensated. We are inspired by our mission, receptive to new ideas, and carry on the patient-centered tradition of the organization.



We cultivate belonging for all by inviting and incorporating unique perspectives and experiences.
We recognize the dignity and worth of every person by treating all with respect and compassion.

We acknowledge the unjust systems of society that result in significant harm and disparities.
We focus our resources to advance equitable opportunities and outcomes for all


We embrace continuous learning with curiosity and appreciate diversity in thought and action through teamwork.

We understand change is ongoing and necessary for our continual improvement.
We accept that prudent risks, failures, and quick adaptation are necessary for innovation.


We believe the services we provide to our community are of utmost importance and hold ourselves accountable to the highest quality standards.


We are honest and transparent in service to our mission, vision, and values even in the face of adversity.


We incorporate fun and excitement into our daily work.
We celebrate each other and encourage meaningful human connection.

We honor people for who they are both inside and outside of Open Door. We support each other in finding meaning and balance in our lives. That which is perfectly balanced is able to bend, rather than break.

Patient-Centered Care

Patient-Centered Medical Home

A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of patient care that uses a team-based approach and emphasizes care coordination and communication across specialties to achieve an excellent patient care experience and help lower medical costs.

Your Patient-Centered Medical Home Can:

  • Help you manage your health
  • Help answer your questions
  • Provide an environment for you to play an active role in your health care
  • Listen to your concerns
  • Coordinate your care

Learn more about Open Door’s Services.

Primary Care Services

Meeting your unique needs with:

  • Translation and interpretation services
  • Transportation assistance
  • Housing
  • Access to food
  • Member services
  • Same-day appointments every day
  • Extended office hours at select sites
  • Saturday office hours at select sites
  • Around the clock telephone and electronic access
  • Diabetes education group (available in English and Spanish)
  • Hypertension management
  • Depression and anxiety management
  • Chronic pain management
  • Psychiatry
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes education
  • Rheumatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Infectious disease
  • Neurology, and more
  • Access your records online via computer or smartphone
  • Communicate with your team
  • Ask non-urgent questions
  • Request drug refills
  • View your health records, and more

To learn more, sign up at mychart.oching.org, ask your care team. You can also contact our MyChart team via email mychart@opendoorhealth.com or call (707) 825-4286.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Behavioral health
  • Care coordinated with specialists and hospitals
  • To ensure we are prepared for your visit

Federal Tort Claims Act LogoOpen Door Community Health Centers is an independent, non-profit community health center, led by an independent and consumer-majority board of directors, licensed by the State of California.

Open Door is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b and receives funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).

Open Door has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims (including medical malpractice claims) for itself and its covered clinicians/practitioners and support staff.

Open Door Community Health Centers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.