Camarena Health is one of the largest employers in the City of Madera. Established in 1980, Camarena continues to be an employer of choice for the people living in the Madera/Fresno area who want a great career while knowing they make a difference in the community.
Camarena Health currently employs over 200 support staff members in diverse areas such as accounting, maintenance, human resources, security, reception, health educators, case specialists, and medical and dental assistants. Our staff is dedicated to providing quality health care for our patients and the community.
Camarena Health has a team focused atmosphere and a philosophy of learning and developing our staff to be the best in their respective fields. Our practice philosophy is patient wellness and chronic disease management. Camarena Health was one of the first community health centers and primary medical providers to implement electronic health records in the nation.
Our corporate culture revolves around the needs of those we serve. All professional staff members work hard to meet and exceed our commitment to patients and the community.
Camarena Health, formerly El Concilio De Madera, incorporated in 1978 and opened its doors in September of 1980 in a renovated facility with a modest practice of 1,500 medical patients. In the beginning, their services consisted of primary health care and health education for perinatal patients.
Over the last 30-plus years, they have grown to become one of the largest local community-based health care providers, offering both medical and dental services to over 27,000 patients in five state of the art facilities.
During their first year of operation, they saw 1,500 patients with a total of 4,400 encounters. By 2002 they provided 53,860 encounters to more than 14,000 registered patients and in 2012 the center provided 127,036 encounters to more than 27,269 patients.
Chowchilla, located just north of the Highways 99 & 152 interchanges “open for business” to visitors with local and national brand restaurants and lodging, as well as hidden shopping gems. Year-round youth sporting events are available for the sports enthusiast as well as golfing for both the young and young-at-heart. Fun events like the annual Chowchilla Stampede celebrate the town's heritage, featuring a cattle drive down Robertson Blvd. Chowchilla is also the site for the annual County Fair, boasting well-known performers and a lot of fun. Chowchilla's main attraction is the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County. See the preserved remains of animals for 700,000 years ago like Colombian Mammoths, Sabre-toothed cats and the largest bear to ever walk the Earth, the 12-foot tall Short-faced Bear.
“The Perfect Location” Madera County is in the “heart” of California; serves as the “Passageway to the Sierras”, and is located in the exact center of California. Madera residents find they have easy access to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks along with access to the Pacific Coast, Bay Area, and Southern California. Madera County encompasses 2,147 square miles, with the City of Madera covering approximately 14 square miles. The City of Madera has an elevation of 282 feet.
Madera County is more than buildings and business. It's about people. People who have chosen to live life the way it was meant to be; surrounded in peace and harmony with the land, living with the assurances of quality health care and safety, and living with some of the best education the State of California has to offer.
Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, Madera County has a rich agricultural tradition which coexists with a growing industrial base. A strong sense of community and cooperation helps to welcome newcomers to a place which they will happily call "Home." Housing costs in the county are some of the most desirable in the State. In addition, our parks system (local, county, state and national) are some of the most historic and best available.
Madera County offers a variety of outdoor recreation choices including Millerton Lake State Recreation Area Bike Trails, Devils Postpile National Monument Campgrounds, San Joaquin River Trail, Millerton Lake State Recreation Area Horse Trails, Rainbow Falls, and much more.
The City of Madera has a beautiful art gallery called the Circle Gallery that displays and sells the works of over 40 professional artists and houses the Madera County Arts Council, a non-profit arts organization that provide residents and visitors access to art and culture through diverse programs and services, including an extensive visiting-artist in the school’s program. The gallery hosts an annual fine art competition entitled “Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts” in September attracting artists from all over California. In November, they host the Holiday Art Affair, a pre-holiday art festival, including arts and crafts by many area artists