Welcome to North Orange County Regional Health Foundation
Our Community is Federally Recognized as Medically Underserved
NOCRHF, formerly the Women's Center Medical Group, has been in continuous transformation since being established by the late Elliott E. Sherrel, M.D. in 1984. Originally an Obstetrical and Gynecological practice, we now provide comprehensive healthcare services for all family members of any age.
Since the inception of the clinic, Dr. Sherrel was aware that members of the local community had limited access to quality healthcare services due to low income and lack of insurance. Dr. Sherrel created a policy that no cost or low cost services would be made available to his patients. No patient would ever be denied care based upon their ability to pay.
It was quite confirming for Dr. Sherrel when, on May 1, 1995, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated that our community was in a Medically Underserved Area (MUA), due to low household income levels.
Expanding our Neighbors Access to Quality Healthcare Services
On December 8, 2008, our clinic located at 901 West Orangethorpe Avenue in Fullerton, California, became a fully licensed Community Clinic under our 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.
Federally Qualified Health Center
We are very pleased to announce that, as of October 16, 2012, our Fullerton clinic received the designation of FQHC making it the newest FQHC in Orange County.