Why We Are Here

Providing care since 2005

Southwest Community Health Center (SWCHC) is a safety-net clinic that opened in May 2005 to assure basic healthcare to low-income uninsured individuals and families residing in the Portland Metropolitan area. Since 2005 we have provided over 20,000 doctor visits to thousands of members of our community.

Our patients are low-income and uninsured. When health needs arise, they have no where else to turn besides an emergency room. SWCHC is filling a critical healthcare gap.



“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Franklin Roosevelt