Castle Family Health Center is one of the 3 FQHC providers in Mercer County. CFHC continues to grow to become an integral part of the safety net of FQHCs in Merced County, providing care for the low income, medically indigent and remaining uninsured populations.
The Castle Family Health Center at the Castle facility is the largest clinic providing primary care (53 exam rooms, including pediatrics), urgent care, specialty health care services, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, and health education. The CFHC at the Bloss facility houses nine exam rooms, as well as Women's Health (7 dedicated exam rooms), Behavioral Health (3 dedicated rooms), and the Adult Day Break. The CFHC at the Winton Clinic currently operates with 7 exam rooms but is relocating to a brand new facility in January 2019 with 18 exam rooms.
Overall, CFHC, Inc. seeks to serve the safety-net population in Merced County and focuses on offering culturally appropriate medical care to each of its patients at each of its sites.
Atwater has become a community influenced by the roots of local agriculture, Highway 99, and the former Castle Air Force Base. Each has influenced the community and remains important fixtures. The City of Atwater is a progressive community when it comes to assisting and cultivating business. The City's growing residential development is spurring commercial investment, construction, and services. Additionally, the City has an established history of food processing, farming, and light manufacturing companies.
The City of Merced is the County seat and is the largest of six incorporated cities, which include Atwater, Livingston, Los Banos, Gustine, and Dos Palos. There are eleven urban communities including, Castle, Delhi, Franklin/Beachwood, Fox Hills, Hilmar, Le Grand, Planada, Santa Nella, University Community, Villages of Laguna San Luis and Winton. Merced County is county located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley(also known as the Central Valley) of California.
California's Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the geographical center of the state of California. It covers approximately 22,500 square miles. Bounded by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, it is California's single most productive agricultural region and one of the most productive in the world, producing more than half of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts grown in the United States. The valley has many major cities, including the state capital Sacramento; short driving time to Yosemite, San Francisco, and the Pacific Ocean. The Central Valley is also home to a number of landmark attractions, from the Bakersfield Speedway to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, the Minter Field Air Museum for aircraft buffs, and the remarkable Haggin Museum in Stockton, with works by Gauguin to Native American artifacts.