Our history began in the 1970s when Sister Dolores Girault, D.C., who was a retired Registered Nurse and Pharmacist, identified health problems in the west side of San Antonio, where children were dying from a diphtheria epidemic due to lack of access to medical treatment. Sister Dolores solicited the concern and support of the Catholic Archdiocese for funding to operate a two exam room pediatric clinic in the back of a west side church to care for the children.
Today, CommuniCare Health Centers is a full-service primary healthcare system serving in both Bexar and Hays counties. We offer an array of primary care services including pediatric medicine, family medicine, senior care, women's health, podiatry, dental, behavioral health, minor surgery clinic, WIC program, optometry and optical services, and pediatric speech therapy. We deliver our care through multiple clinic locations utilizing integrative primary care clinical practice, highly trained healthcare providers, state of the art diagnostic equipment, and electronic health records. CommuniCare has been accredited by the Joint Commission since 1999; Joint Commission accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting national safety and quality of care performance standards. In 2012, CommuniCare was designated as a "Primary Care Medical Home" by the Joint Commission.