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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. We provide quality healthcare through traditional and complementary approaches that are culturally sensitive and patient-centered. It is our quest to be a life-long healthcare partner for all in Big Sur, regardless of need or ability to pay.

The Big Idea

Big Sur Health Center (BSHC) provides preventive and urgent care services, offering comprehensive personalized care that focuses on individual patient needs.

When unexpected disasters arise, BSHC steps up to meet the emergency needs of the community. During our numerous fires, we have provided urgent medical care to thousands of firefighters and free services to victims who lost homes and/or jobs. When this year’s atmospheric storms caused multiple slides trapping patients, BSHC collected and packaged essential medications for helicopter transport to the south coast. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we vaccinated over 1,000 individuals and provided over 14,000 free at-home tests.

At BSHC, we believe healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. We are committed to providing equal access to all regardless of age, race, sexual identity, belief system, health condition or socioeconomic status. We are dedicated to assuring that everyone is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

After moving to the north coast of Big Sur, I started going to the Big Sur Health Center for health care services when needed. Each time that I entered the clinic, I have been met by very friendly staff. I have received excellent service and professionalism from the physicians, physician assistants and nurses for over 25 years. They take time with me to deal with any underlying symptom or ailments with their thorough inquiry and examinations in a congenial manner. I have experienced nothing but respect, dignity and quality care at BSHC. As an African American female, I am quite sensitive to healthcare biases, having experienced them at other clinics but not at BSHC. When I leave after a healthcare appointment, I feel like I have been well taken care of and that is comforting.

- LaVerne McLeod