Capital Fund Provides Financing to San Ysidro Health in National City, CA
Capital Fund recently provided $2 million in financing to San Ysidro Health (SYH) in National City, CA, to support its $52.9 million health center project, which will include the first FQHC PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) facility in the city and ultimately reduce barriers to mobility and health care that reduce elderly patients’ quality of life.
Additional financing for this project included a source loan from National Cooperative Bank, a direct loan to the Qualified Active Low-Income Community Businesses (QALICB), and a furniture, fixtures and equipment loan. The remaining funds will be provided through New Markets Tax Credit equity as well as cash provided by SYH.
The new site is projected to serve over 14,000 patients and generate over 41,000 clinic visits in its first year. Eighty seniors are expected to enroll in the PACE Program in its first year with full enrollment totaling 650 seniors by 2030. Additionally, San Ysidro’s project is expected to create 115 permanent jobs at the new site. Overall, SYH anticipates they will serve over 61,000 additional patients and generate almost 500,000 additional clinic visits while creating over 2,100 new FTEs across all locations by the end of the compliance period.
The first floor of the new facility will be dedicated to the PACE services and will include 10 medical exam rooms. The second floor will be an FQHC, providing adult medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, dental, behavioral health, chiropractic, diagnostic laboratory, pharmacy medications, diagnostic radiology, social and support services, and eligibility assistance. SYH will also be providing desperately needed dental services as current capacity is far below demand. Additionally, the project will include three levels of below grade parking totaling 88,325 square feet and 267 parking spaces. Construction began in August 2022 and is expected to be completed in April 2024.
San Ysidro Health was founded in 1969 by seven mothers, now referred to as the Founding Mothers, in search of medical services for their children. Today, the FQHC has 50 clinic and program sites throughout San Diego County including 24 standalone clinics, five school-based clinics, two mobile clinics, and 10 program sites providing medical, dental, behavioral, and specialty services to almost 100,000 patients through over 230,000 visits. Of SYH patients who reported their income, 95% live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Learn more about SYH here >