We are here for the community because we are the community.
MCC provides staff with opportunities to learn new skills as well as on the job training.
Work alongside people who are devoted to making a difference. The MCC team cares about its employees’ needs and well being the same as it does every patient that walks through the door.
MCC takes care of the people we work with, so they can take better care of the patients we serve, from creating a dedicated pumping room for nursing mothers to our snack program
We are experts in community resources and building partnerships. MCC changes and adapts to the community to best meet their needs.
We promote a culture of collaboration and teamwork.
I love getting to make a difference. For example, I saw a patient in early Fall that received a diagnosis of diabetes. I tried to contact him, but couldn’t find him. I contacted the pharmacy to see if he had picked up his medication, he had not. In the spring the patient came into MCC to be seen for something else and he was connected with me. I found out that he was experiencing serious financial hardships, having just been released from jail and unable to find a job. I was able to get funding for his medication in addition to free samples. I also reached out to let people know about his skills and need for work and was able to connect him to some jobs. To top it off, leadership at MCC authorized a fee waiver for six months worth of appointments.
I grew up on the beautiful Mendocino Coast. After graduating from Mendocino High School, I longed for a change. I chose Bates College in Maine after visiting during the gorgeous Fall of 1990. During my junior year abroad in Kenya, I became interested in studying midwifery. After my BA, I decided upon graduate school at UCSF. Following my nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner programs, I was ready to go back home to Fort Bragg. I fell in love and decided to start my family in this beautiful place where I had grown up. I joined the Mendocino Coast Clinic healthcare team in 2008 and am very proud to provide healthcare to women and their families. I feel very blessed to live and work in this community.
MCC is like a second family to me. We lift each other up when we need a hand, lean on each other when we need help, and support one another during hard times.
Kei Velazquez, NP
Nurse Practitioner & Certified Nurse-Midwife
My wife and I moved to Fort Bragg from Utah so I could work at MCC. Working here is a rewarding experience. It reminds me of why I got into healthcare in the first place: to create an enjoyable work environment, implement clinic work flow for increased efficiency, and above all to help those in need. I look forward to a future at MCC and adding to the already prominent reputation the clinic has in our community.
Medical Clinic Manager