Alexander Valley Healthcare was incorporated in 1994 as Coppertower Family Medical Center, offering medical and dental services from a modest, three-story facility on the corner of North Cloverdale Blvd. and First Street. A decade later, the last private practice physician in Cloverdale departed leaving Alexander Valley Healthcare as the sole primary care provider between Ukiah and Healdsburg.
In 2013, Alexander Valley Healthcare was designated a federally qualified health center, which allows it to receive federal health care grants and enhanced Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. With the new designation, Alexander Valley Healthcare was able to expand its services and staff adding general dentistry, behavioral health and substance abuse services, chronic care case management, and other patient services for the community. In addition to serving uninsured and low-income patients, Alexander Valley Healthcare also cares for a large number of privately insured patients and Medicare beneficiaries. In total Alexander Valley Healthcare providers annually receive and care for 5,000 patients covering more than 25,000 patient visits.
The next chapter is the construction of a state-of-the-art medical facility in Cloverdale. Alexander Valley Healthcare hopes to break ground in 2020 on a Community Health & Wellness Center, which will continue providing comprehensive primary care, general dentistry, behavioral health and substance abuse services. The new facility allows for additional health services such as: Specialized Care and Treatment, including alternative healing, community educational series, laboratory and pharmacy services, as well as, application assistance with health coverage, prescription assistance and food assistance – all in one location.