Chapa-De’s mission is to advance the health and well-being of American Indians and low income individuals living in our communities by providing convenient access to high quality, compassionate care.
Chapa-De Indian Health (Chapa-De) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that was established in 1974 and operates medical and dental clinics in Auburn and Grass Valley, California. Chapa-De offers comprehensive primary medical care, dental and orthodontics, behavioral health counseling, psychiatry, nutrition and health education, women’s health, pharmacy, and optometry services.
While Chapa-De offers services to all members of the community, Chapa-De contracts with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to provide services to American Indians/Alaska Natives and is governed by a Native American Board of Directors.
Chapa-De clinics are licensed by the California State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) as community clinics and certified as Medicare and Medi-Cal providers. Chapa-De is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. (AAAHC) and is recognized as as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
A Patient Centered Health Home
At Chapa-De, we practice a philosophy called the “Patient-Centered Health Home.” This means that we want you to have consistent communication with your primary care provider and the healthcare team that supports you. We will do our best to make sure that you see the same healthcare team at every visit, so that you become comfortable with us and we understand you. We want to help you set your own health goals, and then help you work to accomplish them. We would much rather keep you well than treat preventable diseases. We believe that your mind affects your body. We believe that what you eat matters. We know, by studying successful health programs, that it is best to see you regularly, so that we can offer you the best available health information, screening tests, and immunizations.