Sonoma County Commits to a $1,000,000 Investment to Support Alexander Valley Healthcare

October 24, 2023

Sonoma County Commits to a $1,000,000 Investment to Support Alexander Valley Healthcare’s Vision for a New Health & Wellness Center

In a move that will transform access to healthcare in the region, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has demonstrated a profound commitment to Northern Sonoma County by authorizing the Department of Health Services (DHS) Director, Tina Rivera, to execute a funding agreement with Alexander Valley Healthcare (AVH). The County will provide a critical investment of up to $1,000,000 towards AVH’s capital costs and services expansion in their plans to build a state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Center in downtown Cloverdale.

A cornerstone of the community for decades, AVH has long been dedicated to providing essential medical, dental, and behavioral health services to a population with limited access to medical care.

Supervisor James Gore, who championed utilizing 4th District Community Infrastructure Funds for the project, expressed his enthusiasm. “We are proud to partner with Alexander Valley Healthcare to expand healthcare access in this region. Discussions have already taken place with DHS and the Human Services Department to establish satellite offices in the new facility to bring additional services to Cloverdale and the surrounding areas. This is our investment in the well-being of our community and is a step towards ensuring that everyone in Sonoma County has access to the care they need.”

The ambitious Health & Wellness Center project carries a total cost of $40 million which will be raised through a combination of sources including tax-exempt bond financing, County, State, and Government grants, and a $5 million Capital Campaign. The proposed new three-story facility will offer a wide range of services in addition to those already provided by AVH, including Urgent Care, preventative health screenings, medical specialty services, wellness programs, and community outreach initiatives, all under one roof.

Alexander Valley Healthcare CEO, Debbie Howell, expressed her gratitude for the investment, “This generous capital support from the County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors is a tremendous step forward for healthcare in our community. We are ready to put these funds to work and build a health center that will benefit individuals and families throughout Northern Sonoma County.”

AVH is a Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing patient-centered healthcare with excellence in quality, service, and access for all. Their mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community by offering comprehensive, accessible, and compassionate care.

For more information about Alexander Valley Healthcare and the Health and Wellness Center Campaign, please contact Kirsten Tellez at (707) 203-2135 or, or visit