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 1995. 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 Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
PCHS exemplifies a culture of community service. 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.
Our Guiding Principle
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
PCHS stands by our Core Values: Patient driven. Empathetic. Staff Empowered.
November 2022 PCHS Milestones Brochure
PCHS HRSA Awards 2022/2021
How You Can Get Service
We accept Washington Apple Health (Medicaid), Medicare, Veterans Choice Program, TriCare/CHAMPVA, US Family Healthplan and most major insurances. Someone who is uninsured or underinsured qualifies for a sliding fee scale, where someone is charged for services based on income and insurance coverage. To learn more, reference our Patient Guide.
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 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.
Board of Directors
- Evelyn Hetrick – President, Patient Member
- Al Pinkham – Vice President, Patient Member
- Christopher Cook – Treasurer, Community Member
- Susan Astle – Secretary, Patient Member
- Mary Berglind – Community Member
- Monica Bernhard – Community Member, Past President
- Scott Copass – Patient Member
- Jill Guerrero – Patient Member
- Jeanell Rasmussen – Community Member
- Tamasipani Sousou – Patient Member
- Ron Valencia – Patient Member
- David Windom – Community Member
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