About Us

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California, the Sierra Family Health Center is a rural health center that has been providing full-service medical care to area residents for more than 31 years. Sierra Family Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center partially funded by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care to our culturally diverse community, including the indigent and medically underserved populations of Nevada County, California, and surrounding communities and to initiate preventive health programs that will improve the general health status of the communities we serve. We strive to be a center of healing, learning, and caring, and are committed to quality and to adding value in every aspect of our work.

All services shall be provided without regard to race, sex, color, age, national origin, disability, political or religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or ability of clients to pay for services.

Our Providers

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Peter Van Houten

MD, CMO


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Laird Caruthers

MD


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Carolina Blanco

DDS

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Bozhidar Popov

DMD

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Lauren Alderdice

FNP



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Laura Hermann

FNP

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Michael Johnson

LCSW

 

Management

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Terry Strom

CEO, MBA

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Lael Walz

Clinical Operations Manager

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Victoria Knoll

CFO, MBA

 

Board of Directors

Dean Cromwell
Jan Hamilton
John Lenz
Kathleen Harris
Radhika Cosley

Rebecca George
Robert Shapiro
Sabari Lester
Spencer McClay
Susan Hopkins