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Big Sur Health Center


The Big Sur Health Center is a nonprofit that exists to serve the health and wellness needs of the Big Sur community by providing quality healthcare through traditional and complementary approaches that are culturally sensitive and patient-centered. It is our quest to be a lifelong healthcare partner for all in Big Sur, regardless of need or ability to pay.

The Big Idea

Since March of this year, Big Sur Health Center has been in high gear, working to address the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic. In spite of decreased on-site patient visits (and with that, decreased revenues), the nonprofit health center has remained at full staff in order to meet the needs of its patients through telephone and telehealth appointments. In addition, the center assisted the businesses and greater Big Sur community by setting up a Covid-19 testing site and providing up-to-date, reliable information regarding the pandemic in the rural region the health center serves. Because of the similar symptoms of Covid-19 and flu, the approaching flu season will add to the complexity of diagnosis and will require even greater diligence and patient monitoring.

The Health Center has been there for three generations of my family when in need and also for preventive care. They were compassionate, kind, generous and caring for my 90 year-old grandma through the last stage of her life and until the very last breath she took.

- Kendra

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.