The Health Center of the Future

Capital Campaign to rebuild the
New Russian River Health & Wellness Center


Timeline - Fire Recovery Russian River Health Center

Pictures of the Fire Recovery Timeline


"The strength of our Health Center is in the people... our staff, our care teams,
our patients and our community. We will rebuild our Russian River Health Center building and we look forward to the opportunity to create something even better for our patients."

- Mary Szecsey, Chief Executive Officer, West County Health Centers


Our History of Care

Founded in 1974 by community members and doctors from the National Health Service Corps, Russian River Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center has a strong commitment to provide comprehensive, quality & accessible health care services to the Russian River area.
After serving the community for 42 years, the Russian River Health Center suffered the profound effects of a devastating fire on December 26th, 2015 when its main facility burned down.


Our Future of Care

The crisis created by the fire has given West County Health Centers the opportunity to build The Health Center of the Future. The New Russian River Health & Wellness Center will be a three story OSHPD-3 compliant medical, dental & behavioral health facility located on 1.8 park-like acres in Guerneville.
We envision the New Russian River Health & Wellness Center as a community hub for health & wellbeing where community members meet one another, and access critical health care services.


Watch the Capital Campaign Video

Please join us in building the Health Center of the Future. Your support will ensure realization of a center for health & well-beingimproving the quality of life for our entire community.


Support the Health Center of the Future today!

Make a one-time donation

Make a monthly donation


Interested in Leadership Recognition Opportunities?

Call us today for details: 707-869-5977 x 3313


 Capital Campaign Updates:

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 2017: Getting closer to our goal!

We are excited to announce that due to multiple generous donors our Capital Campaign is at $2.7 million or 65% of our goal of raising $4.2 million towards rebuilding the new Russian River Health and Wellness Center! Thank you to all our donors!!

FRIDAY AUGUST 18 2017: Capital Campaign to rebuild the New Russian River Health Center Publically Launches!!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the public Launch of our Capital Campaign. Over 100 attendees heard California Senator Mike McGuire, County of Sonoma 5th Distrct Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and West County Health Centers Board President John Kornfeld speak honoring National Health Center Week and the efforts to rebuild the Russian River Health and Wellness Center. Our goal is to rasie $4.2 Million towards the estimated $10.5 Million cost of the new building, as of 8/22/17 over $1.8 Million has been donated or pledged towards the capital campaign goal.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors- We couldn't have done this without you!

Platinum Level: Exchange Bank

Gold Level: nonstop Wellness

Silver Level: WestAmerica Bank, CHW LLP, The R3 Hotel

Bronze Level: St. Joesph Health Care, Berkshire Hathaway Sonoma County Properties, Kaiser Permanente, Lark Drug

Thank you to our In-Kind wine and beer sponsors: Hen House Brewing Company, Paul Matthew Vineyards, Russian River Vineyards, Inizi Wines, Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Rio Crest Winery, Korbel Champaign, Inman Family Wines.

Thank you to Michael Tabib and Curtain Call Theater for the loan of chairs, Sonoma County Jail Industries for the laon of trees and plants to create a special event environment, and Scott Mitchell for the use of the large format screen and projector!

A Special THANK YOU to all the volunteers, WCHC Staff and Board members that made this event a success! Jake Hamlin, Scott Nickel, Jennifer Inden, Laura Moss, Jeremie Robenolt, Mary Szecsey, Jennifer Nichols, Robin Bowman, Bill and Dottie Ruppert, Michael Tabib, Virginia Foley, Sierra and Kim Velasquez, Jacob Rich, Crhsitine McGuirk, Jane Barry, Scott Mitchell, Jeannine Rossi, and Michael Heinle.

Please see our photo gallery of the event below

Launch Event - RRHWC

Press Democrat coverage of the event:

Click below to download our solicitation letter regarding the new Russian River Health & Wellness Center


Donor Opportunities 

All donors who contribute $2500 or more will be acknowledged on a special prominently located Donor Tribute Wall in the new Russian River Health and Wellness Center. We honor our donors with levels named after locally found trees which embody many attributes that our community, patients, staff and agency hold dear.




Contributions eligible for Donor Wall acknowledgements can be paid though December 2020. Signed pledge forms are required at the time of commitment.

For more information about the Donor Tribute Wall or addtional Leadership Recognition opportunities please contact Jennifer Neeley, Associate Director of Development at or 707-869-5977 ext 3313.



Click below to download our   Frequently Asked Questions PDF regarding the NEW Russian River Health and Wellness Center Building. 

FAQ Building PDF

Click below to download our   Frequently Asked Questions PDF regarding the Fire at the  Russian River Health Center