About Us

Health Care Districts are public entities that provide community based health care services to residents throughout the state. They respond to the needs in their District by providing a wide range of services, which many include a hospital and nursing facilities, as well as education and wellness programs. Each of California’s Health Care Districts are governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees who are directly accountable to the communities they serve today.

Since the Peninsula Health Care District was established in 1947, the communities we serve have changed and evolved, as have the health care needs of District residents.  One thing that has remained constant is the District’s unwavering commitment to the people living in San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo and Foster City.  The District is accountable to residents, taxpayers and community partners to ensure the health of our communities, today and into the future.

body-image-1The Peninsula Health Care District cares for the health of our communities by supporting community-based programs and partnerships, and investing in health care facilities for future generations. Over the past several years, the District Board has approved funding to address a broad range of health care needs by investing in several important initiatives:

  • The Trousdale – coming to Burlingame in late 2016, The Trousdale is an assisted living and memory care facility, owned by PHCD and operated by Eskaton
  • Apple Tree Dental – an innovative dental care model that removes barriers to access for the elderly and special needs adults
  • Healthy Schools Initiative – a three-year program serving the health and wellness needs of 20,000 K-8 grade school children
  • Marco Polo Site – eight acres of PHCD-owned land for future development
  • Annual Community Grants Program – PHCD has invested more than $25 million since the Community Grants program began in 1996

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That all residents of the District enjoy optimal health through education, prevention, and access to needed health care services.


Leadership, public education, personal responsibility, inclusion, stewardship and transparency.


To ensure Mills-Peninsula Medical Center provides needed core services, to support programs that share our vision, and to do so in collaboration with other providers and qualified members of our community.


To learn more about California Health Care Districts, visit the Association of California Health Care Districts website at www.achd.org