About Essential Access Health

Mission: Essential Access Health champions and promotes quality sexual + reproductive health care for all.

Essential Access Health achieves its mission through an umbrella of services including clinic support initiatives, advanced clinical research, provider training, patient education, advocacy and consumer awareness.

As the administrator of California’s Title X (ten) federal family planning program – the nation’s largest and most diverse Title X system - Essential Access Health funds family planning and reproductive health services for low-income and uninsured clients through 59 health care organizations, operating nearly 350 health centers serving over one million women, men and teens each year in 37 of California’s 58 counties. Essential Access Health’s Title X provider network includes a broad spectrum of providers including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), city and county health departments, stand alone family planning health centers, school-based clinics and community or free clinics.

Essential Access Health is committed to ensuring that access to quality sexual and reproductive health care is protected and expanded as our health care delivery landscape continues to evolve.

Download the Essential Access Health Strategic Plan.

Essential Access Health collaborates with partners across the county to support the delivery of quality sexual and reproductive health care nationwide. Essential Access Health has offices in Northern and Southern California. Our dedicated staff of 60 employees has a wide range of expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive health – as researchers, trainers, policy experts, health care leaders, and more. Our entire team is committed to advancing our mission to champion and promote quality sexual and reproductive health care for all. Interested in joining us? Visit our career center.

Essential Access Health’s History

Essential Access Health, formerly California Family Health Council (CFHC), was originally incorporated in 1968.