Clinica Sierra Vista is a comprehensive healthcare organization, serving the primary medical, dental and behavioral health needs of about 200,000 souls in Kern, Fresno, and Inyo counties. With the continued support of federal, state and local governments, we have been able to reach out to thousands of new patients, offering comprehensive programs tailored to the needs of those we serve over a vast geographical region in the heartland of California.
We know that health and wellness cannot be narrowly defined, that it encompasses a person's entire life. That's why we are leaders in delivering services to address problems like homelessness, substance use, teen pregnancy and other struggles that can lead to despair and compromise health. We also can say, with a great degree of pride, that we are recognized as a social justice organization, advocating tirelessly on behalf of our patients in a range of areas, not just healthcare. The vulnerable need a voice and we have tried to add ours to the chorus since our founding.
The Southern Gateway to the Central Valley, Bakersfield is the 9th largest city in California and one of the fastest growing regions in the nation. Steeped in music history, the city is the birthplace of the country music genre known worldwide as the Bakersfield Sound. Bakersfield is the seat of Kern County, which generates 76 percent of the state's oil supply and ranks third among all counties in the United States in agriculture-related production. From award-winning museum exhibits to a variety of regional attractions, Bakersfield has something for everyone!
Bakersfield also boasts an impressive collection of locally-owned, authentic restaurants including more Basque eateries than any other city in the nation. A short drive from the city puts visitors in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains where one can experience top-rated whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, and hiking.
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