About Us

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California Healthcare Districts respond to the specialized health needs of California communities. Voters created 79 Healthcare Districts to fulfill health local care needs.  Healthcare Districts provide access to essential health services and are directly accountable at the community level. As a result, tens of millions of Californians have been able to access care that would otherwise be out of reach.

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.

The 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 – The Trousdale is an assisted living and memory care facility, owned by PHCD and operated by Eskaton
  • Sonrisas Dental Health Centers– an innovative dental care model that removes barriers to access for the elderly and special needs adults
  • Peninsula Health Care District Health and Fitness Center– gym facilities and wellness programs such as Tai chi, yoga, balance, and mindfulness, open to all 18 and older
  • Teen Mental Health Project– funding support of teen mental health services for all high school students within the District in partnership with San Mateo Union High School District and Stanford’s Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Stanford Gardner Center Study- funding support of research into K-8 student behavioral health trends and needs to identify actionable intervention opportuntieis to address issues early and help students transition into high school.
  • Peninsula Wellness Community– 6.42 acre community offering housing for older adults, health support across generations, and working spaces for professionals and researchers
  • Annual Community Grants Program – PHCD has invested more than $50 million since the Community Grants program began in 1996 to address current health needs


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


Leadership, 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