Operation Samahan (Opsam) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the San Diego County community. Founded in 1973 in a barber shop in Downtown San Diego by Filipino health professionals offering services to immigrants who did not have the finances, linguistic skills, or ability to navigate the health care system. Today, Operation Samahan has evolved into a diverse community health center with services available in National City, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, and Rancho Penasquitos. We provide primary care, dental, behavioral health, family planning, integrative health and wellness, healthy eating, civic engagement, and other health related services to the uninsured, underinsured, and underserved families of all income levels regardless of their ability to pay.
"I've been here twice and I really like the Staff. Very helpful, friendly, and committed. Dr. Sanvictores and her team are excellent and exceptional at what they do. I'm pleased to have had them work on me and look forward to the next time. Had a great experience here at OpSam dental clinic, thank you guys! =) "
A Message From Our CEO
On behalf of the entire leadership and the many dedicated providers, clinical staff, and other employees, it is my pleasure to welcome you to OpSam Health (previously known as Samahan Health Centers).
As a federally qualified healthcare facility, we remain committed to our mission of delivering quality and patient-centered care to every member of the communities we serve. Whether you have the ability to pay or not, whether you are homeless or a migrant, insured or uninsured, we welcome all of you to our clinics and rest assured that you will be provided with utmost respect and compassion.
To deliver the care experience you deserve, we are continuously learning what matters most to you and your families and are constantly looking for ways and striving to improve our services, so that we meet your expectations. I want you to know that we highly value the trust that you impart to us each time you step into our door.
Healthcare is evolving rapidly and community health centers are faced with many challenges, but we are ready to face these head on and position ourselves to be adaptable and sustainable through strategic planning, while ensuring that we remain aligned to our mission and stay committed to you – our valued patients and health partners.
Thank you! It is our privilege to be a part of your healthcare journey.
Archie Bella, MD, MBA