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 offering pediatric medicine, family medicine, senior care, women's health, podiatry, dental, behavioral health, after-hour urgent care, optometry and optical services, minor surgery clinic and fitness and wellness services in Bexar and Hays counties. We deliver our care through five (5) 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.