Our Mission & Vision
SAC Health System is committed to reflect the healing ministry & love of Jesus Christ through healthcare, education, and partnerships that empower our communities to flourish.
SAC Health is the largest specialty-based and teaching health center (THC) FQHC in the nation. Consistent with our mission and values, we provide over 900+ medical residents and students from Loma Linda University a unique opportunity to serve our most vulnerable population which will allow them to continue to be leaders in our community.
SAC Health is recognized as a Level-3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). All our physicians are affiliated with Loma Linda University Health, allowing our patients to receive world-class care from providers trained in over 35 different specialties. Our unique model of care allows patients to see integrated behavioral health, dieticians, clinical pharmacists, social workers, and even a chaplain all within the same office visit if needed. This whole-person, full-scope, team-based approach is what makes SAC Health the provider of choice for patients.
Underserved populations require an array of supports that extend beyond our work, and we know that we cannot achieve our mission on our own. Our success is built on building strong partnerships with more than 100 community partners and leveraging the expertise of partner organizations to ensure we provide our patients with whole-person care.
To become a center of excellence for whole-person health care in our communities.
Our History Of Service
Social Action Corps (SAC) began in the late 1960s as an outreach effort from students and staff at Loma Linda University and Medical Center. Over the course of 30 years, these volunteers offered temporary medical clinics in donated spaces within the community.
SAC began to look for a permanent location in the early 1990s and by 1992, Norton Air Force Base was closing and provided an opportunity for SAC to acquire a medical facility.
SAC incorporated into a 501(c)(3) community health care corporation and became SAC Health System , a three-clinic system of community clinics in the City of San Bernardino.
SAC Health System becomes a look-alike Federally Qualified Health Center.
SAC Health System receives Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program designation for Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, resulting in one of the nation’s largest programs.
SAC Health System becomes a full Federally Qualified Health Center.
The 150,000 square foot San Bernardino G-street location opens.
35 specialties, 5 locations, over 144,000 visits per year.