History and Ministry
30+ Years Serving the Community
- 1982 - Camino Health Center began as the San Juan Clinic
- 1985 - Auxiliary officially founded
- 1994 - Mobile Medical Unit services launched
- 1995 - Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) started
- 1996 - Camino Health Center sponsored by Mission Hospital
- 1997 - Pediatric Dental Clinic established
- 2003 - Diabetes Van services launched
- 2004 - Expansion and relocation of Camino Health Center
- 2010 - Camino Health Center becomes affiliated with Mission Hospital
- 2012 - Designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center
- 2014 - Behavioral Health services started
- 2015 - Camino Health Center receives Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3 Designation
- 2015 - San Clemente site established
- 2016 - Services begin in new Lake Forest health center
Camino Health Center has provided needed healthcare services for over 30 years. Camino was born in 1982 thanks to a few visionary community members—Arthur Birtcher, Mario Cuevas, Sal Pepe, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the late Reverend Monsignor Paul Martin and the first volunteer physician Dr. Peter Czuleger—who built the foundation for a community clinic to care for those with no access to primary health care.
In the years since, Camino has taken care of the health needs of thousands of men, women and children. Camino is an affiliate of Mission Hospital and St. Joseph Health and is proud to continue to support the growing population of south Orange County.
Who We Help
"Our patients come from every walk of life"
- Dr. Sergio Rodas
Families who need healthcare
Camino Health Center is making a difference in the lives of ever-increasing numbers of community members who have nowhere else to turn for affordable or no cost quality health care.
Mothers and children
The health center also cares for the well-being of expectant mothers and their children through its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.