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Community Benefits

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Meaningful investment in the communities we serve

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford annually invests more than $200 million in community benefit services and activities. We work closely with local nonprofits and community leaders to ensure the continued improvement of the health of our community. Together we are building healthier, happy communities.

Mobile Adolescent Health Services

Stanford Children’s Health provides expert care for our community’s high-risk kids and young adults ages 10 to 25 through the Mobile Adolescent Health Services program. The multidisciplinary staff provide custom-designed care for those who rely exclusively on the “Teen Van” as their only link to a network of services and knowledge they urgently need.

Ravenswood Family Health Center  

Our long-standing partnership with Ravenswood Family Health Center, a federally qualified health center, spans multiple services, including pediatric medical and dental visits. We have served more than 5,000 patients through more than 13,000 visits.

Gardner Packard Children’s Health Center

Gardner Packard Children’s Health Center, a Federally Qualified HealthCenter, has lowered health care costs and increased access to health care services for uninsured and underinsured children in our primary service area. As part of our ongoing efforts to increase access to care for our patients and the community, the Center provides general pediatric care along with health education, social services, mental health counseling, nutrition counseling and more.

Some of our comprehensive programs include:

  • Financial assistance and charity care Health professions education
  • Training the next generation of resident physician, fellow, and medical students
  • Nurse and allied health professions training

Community health improvement services

  • Mobile adolescent health services
  • Child safety programs
  • Care-A-Van for Kids
  • Community health education programs
  • School-based health education programs
  • Peninsula Family Advocacy Program
  • Project Safety Net and HEARD Alliance
  • Mental Health Dissemination and Innovation Initiative

Subsidized health services

  • Charity dental services
  • Pediatric Weight Control Program
  • Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program

Financial & In-Kind Contributions

  • Healthy Kids insurance premium support
  • Community clinic capacity building and support
  • Event sponsorships for nonprofit organizations
  • Community Investment Grants

Community building activities

  • Chamber of Commerce support and activities
  • Service club support and activities
  • Support for community emergency management programs
  • Advocacy for children’s health issues