Altura Centers for Health
Altura Centers for Health has been providing medical and dental care to the community since 1995. Altura 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). Historically the clinic was formerly owned and operated by Tulare Local Health Care District. It was purchased from Tulare District Hospital (TDH) on July 1998. Altura first became a Federal Qualified Look A-Like Clinic in 1997 and in 2000 became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). In addition, the clinic is a 501 (C) 3 Non-profit Organization. Altura is governed by a committed Volunteer Community Board of Directors which meet once a month and serve on several committees. The majority of the Board of Directors are patients of Altura. Hence, it is a clinic governed by its patients as well as community
Honesty, Compassion, Respect – We value honesty, compassion and respect as the principles of all our interaction.
Ethics – We value ethical practices that lead to excellence in both the provision of health care services and business relationships.
Achievement – We value patients taking responsibility for and achieving their optimum health. We value board and staff achieving our organizations potential through teamwork, effective and efficient leadership, management, and professional development.
Loyalty – We value the loyalty earned through both our patient’s positive health care experience and day-to-day interactions of our leadership staff.
Trust – We value relationships based on mutual trust and integrity.
Hospitality – We value a caring and welcoming environment for our patients, their families, or board and staff members.