Altura Centers for Health
Altura Centers for Health has been providing medical and dental care to the community since 1995. 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 Federally Qualified Look-a-Like Clinic in 1997 and in 2000 became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Altura receives Health and Human Services (HHS) funding and has Federal PHS deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals. 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.