OUR HISTORY

Since 1950, Wesley Community and Health Center has provided community programs, services, classes, activities, meeting spaces, etc., for the primarily Hispanic families residing in south-central Phoenix. For many years, the primary activities included adult English and citizenship activities (amnesty programs, etc.). With the addition of a gymnasium in the 1970s, more programs were provided for children and youth, continuing that emphasis through 2016.

Although Mother/Baby clinics were added in the 1970s/80s, the healthcare priority became more extensive in 2002. Centro de Salud health center began with volunteer physicians, primarily from the Banner Good Samaritan Hospital. These primary healthcare services and clinic began as “uninsured only”—all patients paying $20 per visit (increased to $40 after one year, when the patients commented that we should “charge more” for our excellent healthcare services). With an unexpected Federal stimulus grant from HRSA on March 1, 2009, this healthcare for “uninsured only” became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), providing healthcare to “underserved populations regardless of their ability to pay”.

Wesley Health Center continues its primary FQHC health care services at its original site, at 1300 S. 10th St. In November, 2016, Wesley Health Center opened its newly expanded second healthcare site at the Golden Gate Community Center (1625 N. 39th Ave.). The Golden Gate Community Center is owned by Wesley and coordinates all services with 300 ESL adult students, 150 children and youth in afterschool and summer programs, community health programs, etc.

The health centers have partnership agreements with UA Medical School/Phoenix, Arizona State University, Midwestern University, Mayo Clinics, etc., which often include residents, medical students, and volunteers from many health-related entities. Wesley Health Center is a member of the Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers (AACHC).

VISIT ONE OF OUR 3 PHOENIX CAMPUSES

Wesley Community & Health Centers - Phoenix

PHOENIX CAMPUS

COMMUNITY & HEALTH CENTER
1300 S. 10TH STREET
PHOENIX, AZ 85034

Wesley Community & Health Centers - Phoenix

GOLDEN GATE CAMPUS

COMMUNITY & HEALTH CENTER
1625 NORTH 39TH AVE.
PHOENIX, AZ 85009

Wesley Community & Health Centers - Phoenix

AMIGOS CENTER CAMPUS

COMMUNITY CENTER
7949 W. INDIAN SCHOOL RD. #15
PHOENIX, AZ 85033