Marin Community Clinics, a Federally Qualified Health Center, serves as a “medical home” to more than 35,000 patients annually (13.5% of Marin's population). Over half of MCC’s patients are children. Marin Community Clinics is a multi-clinic network with full spectrum family medicine practice and Patient Centered Health Home model.
At a glance…
• Nine clinics at 6 sites (medical, dental and teen)
• Pediatric Family/Adult Medicine Primary Care
• Obstetrics and Women’s Health, Behavioral
• Health and Specialty care and other services
• Optometry, Lab, Pharmacy, Chiropractic
• Radiology and Referrals to specialists
• 300 staff, including doctors, dentists, nurses, and other clinicians
• Electronic Health Records platform
• EHR - NextGen
Novato is the northernmost city in Marin County, California, and is located approximately 29 miles north of San Francisco and 37 miles northwest of Oakland. Novato, which covers 28 square miles, has a population of nearly 53,000—a density about one-half of San Rafael, and nearly one-third of Petaluma or Vallejo. Novato has a rural atmosphere largely because of its low population density and the high amount of open space and parks in and near the City.
Novato has more than 3,600 acres of open space, making it a haven for hiking and mountain biking. The views from the 1,558-foot-high Mt. Burdell are outstanding. Novato has two public golf courses, a 16,000 square foot skate park and a network of 27 oak-studded parks. Novato’s Stafford Lake Park, a 139-acre expanse is a major attraction for visitors and residents who enjoy fishing, hiking, biking or day camping. Bird watchers and wildlife observers are also drawn to Scottsdale Marsh, Deer Island Preserve and Pacheco Pond Wildlife Area. Slightly north of Novato, is the 900-acre Olompali State Park.
We have a proud tradition of community events within our historic Old Town including the Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music each June, our annual 4th of July Parade, Nostalgia Days Classic Car Show in August, the Downtown Farmers’ Market held from May through September, and our Holiday Tree Lighting in December.
Visit downtown Novato and enjoy a leisurely stroll down historic Grant Avenue where you can peruse quaint stores and boutiques offering everything from upscale clothing and fine quality home decor to artisan food and antiques. Adults and kids alike will enjoy a treat from Powell’s Old-Fashioned Sweet Shoppe, or a scoop of refreshing handmade ice cream from the counter at La Michoacana. Just around the corner from Grant Avenue, don’t miss the iconic City Hall – a well-known local landmark. It began life as a Presbyterian church in 1896 and became City Hall in 1963, three years after the city’s incorporation. The Novato History Museum is also located in downtown Novato, next door to the Tourist Information Center on DeLong Avenue.
Join us every Tuesday evening from May through September for the Novato Farmers Market. Enjoy an abundance of fresh produce from local farms, fresh prepared foods, locally produced cheese and honey, sweet kettle corn, and much more. If you stay for dinner, there’s something for everyone including Thai food, rotisserie chicken, Himalayan and Yucatan foods, BBQ, and more. Beyond food, Novato Farmers Market offers pony rides and bounce houses for the kids and live music for the whole family. The market is also a great place to find a little something to bring back home including hand-made jewelry, knit hats, and pottery.
Just three miles west of downtown Novato, Stafford Lake is one of the more popular Bay Area parks for family picnics, outdoor fun & games or a sunset stroll. Stafford Lake Park has a relaxed, undeveloped, countryside feel despite its facilities and proximity to the city. It is often home to musical performances and other festivities. It’s 139 acres is packed with reasons to put it at the top of your list of Marin’s best parks. There’s shore fishing (catfish, bluegill, and bass), the Terwilliger nature trail, picnic areas with barbecue facilities for groups of up to 500 people, an exciting children’s play structure, lawn areas for games and activities, volleyball, a disc golf course and much more besides (although please note that swimming is not allowed).