About PCHS

Who We Are

Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) is a community based nonprofit organization that offers quality, affordable care for children and adults in the Kitsap, Mason, and Olympic Peninsula areas. Our services include primary medical care, preventive and restorative dental care, behavioral health counseling, substance use disorder treatment, pharmacy services, referrals to specialty providers, insurance enrollment assistance, health education, mobile clinical services, and community outreach activities.

Our Mission

The PCHS mission is to provide accessible, affordable, quality health and wellness services for our communities. Our patients come from all walks of life. PCHS services are available to our patients without regard for ability to pay.

Our Vision

PCHS strives to eliminate healthcare disparities in our communities. We have medical and dental clinics located throughout Kitsap and Mason Counties and a dedicated team working together to create a care plan that’s right for you. We also bring that care directly to our patients who can’t easily make it into our traditional clinics through our mobile clinics, school-based health centers, and by partnering with our community service agencies to deliver care on their premises.

Our Guiding Principle

Here at PCHS, our guiding principle is to see and value every person. We believe all patients have the right to be treated with respect and dignity with an acknowledgment that this includes their cultural, social, spiritual, and personal values and beliefs.

Our Core Values

Every member of PCHS stands by our Core Values: Patient-Driven, Respectful and Empathetic.

PCHS Milestones

2019 PCHS Milestones Brochure

PCHS HRSA Awards 2019


How You Can Get Service

We accept Washington Apple Health (Medicaid), Medicare, Veterans Choice Program, TriCare/CHAMPVA, US Family Healthplan and most major insurances. All patients are eligible to apply for our sliding fee discount form, which allows you pay a fee based on your income. The receptionists can help set up payment for services on a sliding scale.To learn more, reference our Patient Guide.

Our Community

We’re dedicated to tailoring our services to our community, and constantly look for ways to improve our organization to better serve the residents of the Kitsap County area. The majority of our Board of Director members are patients of PCHS. You can become a board member, too, by filling out our application.

PCHS staff participates in various community planning committees and events to promote a healthy community here in the Kitsap, Mason, and Olympic Peninsula areas.

*Peninsula Community Health Services is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

*Peninsula Community Health Services is an FTCA-deemed facility and has been awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Kitsap Connect

PCHS is proud to be one of the agencies involved in the Collective Impact Project. We partner with other local organizations, like Kitsap Connect, to offer our services to people in need throughout our communities. To find out more information, please watch the video below the Kitsap Public Health District produced.

Board of Directors

  • Yolanda Fong – President, Community Representative
  • Monica Bernhard – Vice President, Community Representative
  • Paul Hathaway – Secretary, Patient Representative
  • Christopher Cook – Treasurer, Community Representative
  • Susan Astle – Patient Representative
  • Beryl Cochran – Community Representative
  • Sharon Cromley – Patient Representative
  • Evelyn Hetrick – Patient Representative
  • Jo Pederson – Patient Representative
  • Al Pinkham – Patient Representative
  • Jeanell Rasmussen – Community Representative
  • Shannon Turner – Patient Representative
  • David Windom – Community Representative

Annual Reports