In Marin / CONVERSATION
The CEO of the Marin City Health and Wellness Center is
a woman of many talents and, seemingly, endless energy.
BY JIM WOOD • PHOTOS BY TIM PORTER
THE ADDRESS OF the Marin City Health and Wellness Center is 630 Drake Avenue in Marin City. But the best way to find the place is to look for a jam-packed
parking lot. Behind that parking lot is a single-
story shingled building that looks a tad tired.
But on the inside, the place is full of energy.
Phones are ringing, keyboards are clicking
and folks of all ages, sizes and colors are ask-
ing for assistance. And quickly receiving it.
Within a crowded waiting room, a middle-aged man in work clothes is checking in
for his dental appointment; a kid in soccer
shorts is about to get a sports physical; and
a soon-to-be-mom is there for her prenatal
care consultation. The Marin City Health
and Wellness Center is a FQHC, a federally
qualified health center, whose mission is “to
provide primary medical, dental and behavioral health care to patients living in Southern
Marin and San Francisco.” Last year, more
than 3,400 patients availed themselves of the
center’s services in almost 11,300 visits.