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WellSpace Health

WellSpace Health, formerly known as The Effort, a Federally Qualified Health Center, was established in 1953. Their doctors currently provide health care in our various community health centers. WellSpace Health also offers inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment and our therapists offer mental health counseling. In addition, physicians and medical staff offer pregnancy and midwife services.

WellSpace Health operates the area’s only 24 hour Suicide Crisis Line as well as a 24 hour Parent Support Line.

WellSpace Health accepts some medical insurance, including Medi-Cal and Medicare.


24 hour emergency on-call, Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Case Management/Social Services, Documenting Disability Services, Financial counseling, Health/Nutritional Education, Housing placement, Medical Respite, Mental Health Counseling, Outreach, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in permanent supportive housing, Shelter outreach, Specialty Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, Transportation Services


Through linkages with affordable housing developers, the T3 program is able to place homeless individuals in Permanent Supportive Housing.


Estimated homeless population: 12,000

Patients served: hundreds



The Salvation Army subcontracts with ICP/ICP+ to house and feed our patients when they are accepted into our program.

General Info


Jonathan Porteus

Medical Director

Francisco Aguirre

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(916) 737-5555




Physical Address

1820 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U30CS09746, a National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement for $1,625,741, with 0% match from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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