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Sacramento Native American Health Center Opens New Health Center

Sacramento, California – June 21, 2023—The Sacramento Native American Health Center. (SNAHC) received a $3 million dollar investment from Sutter Health for its second full-service health center at 3800 Florin Road in Sacramento County. SNAHC Florin Road is in the vibrant South Sacramento neighborhood and provides medical, dental, behavioral health, traditional, and supportive health services to Native and non-Native patients.

SNAHC Florin Road can serve up to 12,000 patients annually and includes a dedicated Youth and Family Space, called Sali To’a’su Kochang, which roughly translates to “the Foundation that Supports the House” in the local Miwok language. The Youth and Family Space was named by Wilton Rancheria Elders and Tribal Council, led by Chairman, Jesus Tarango. The services offered at SNAHC Florin Road were informed by SNAHC-led community discussions and surveys with patients, Tribal leaders, and partner agencies.

SNAHC Florin Road required the construction, renovation, and revitalization of a vacant automobile dealership along the Florin and Franklin transit corridors. Construction improved lighting, water drainage, and urban greening on the 5.05-acre lot. It also increased access to whole-person, culturally tailored health care in areas of the County disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 and other health disparities.

“SNAHC is extremely invested in the South Sacramento community and its robust grassroots, non-profit, and business organizations. We like to say that SNAHC Florin Road is a place that the community built.” said Dr. Maureen Wimsatt, SNAHC Chief Program & Development Officer. “Financial contributions like those from Sutter Health exemplify best practices for private-public partnerships. Sutter Health has been responsive to the needs of our patients and community. They have fully supported the construction of this facility, including its teaching kitchen and community garden.”

“Meaningful and measurable health improvements can start right inside our communities with the appropriate support,” said Grace I. Davis, Chief Public Affairs Officer for Sutter Health. “Our Community Health Needs Assessments offer the greatest insight into where and how we can make a difference. The SNAHC Florin Road location directly responds to the request for more access to primary care and mental health and substance use help in Sacramento County.”

“Partnerships between hospital systems and FQHCs like SNAHC are essential in the creation of community-based solutions and have the potential to advance health equity by creating shared vision and values. SNAHC has been serving South Sacramento since we opened in midtown in 2007, but our goal has always been to remove barriers to care by expanding access into the communities we serve where they are. We are honored to be welcomed into South Sacramento and look forward to bringing our unique combination of care, community, and culture to Florin Road” said, Britta Guerrero, Chief Executive Officer.

SNAHC’s partnership with Sutter Health is long-standing and community driven. Additional projects include a collaboration with the Neighborhood Wellness Foundation and Grant Union High School in the Twin Rivers School District, northwest of SNAHC’s clinic in Midtown, Sacramento. This site, a School-Based Health Center, was also developed in response to community needs assessment surveys and with support from Sutter Health.


Sacramento Native American Health Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center committed to continue and share the legacy of a healthy American Indian / Alaska Native community based on cultural values delivered through a traditional, innovative, and accessible patient-centered health home. SNAHC offers primary care, oral health, behavioral health, specialty, and supportive services in midtown & South Sacramento. We are open to all, and all are welcome. For more information on SNAHC, visit or call 916-341-0575 for an appointment.


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Jeanine Gaines



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