Who We Are
Peninsula Community Health Services was founded in 1987 as a community clinic in downtown Bremerton and became a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in 1993. PCHS includes primary medical, dental, behavioral health counseling, substance use treatment, pharmacy services, and health education and promotion activities for all stages of life. Services are provided to all patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. PCHS patients may qualify for a sliding fee discount based on their household income and family size. PCHS delivers a comprehensive and integrated approach to health care services and has many sites accredited as a Patient-Centered Medical and Dental Home by the Accreditation for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
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.
PCHS strives to eliminate healthcare disparities in our community. 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 HRSA Awards 2020
PCHS HRSA Awards 2019
How You Can Get Service
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 and Dental Home recognition by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
*PCHS complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
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
- Monica Bernhard – President, Community Member
- Evelyn Hetrick – Vice President, Patient Member
- Paul Hathaway – Secretary, Patient Member
- Christopher Cook – Treasurer, Community Member
- Susan Astle – Patient Member
- Beryl Cochran – Community Member
- Sharon Cromley – Patient Member
- Jill Guerrero – Patient Member
- Jo Pederson – Patient Member
- Al Pinkham – Patient Member
- Jeanell Rasmussen – Community Member
- Shannon Turner – Patient Member
- David Windom – Community Member