• Hospital


    Ensuring local access to high-quality emergency and acute care services to Southern Sonoma County residents


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  • Lifeline of the North Bay

    Lifeline of the North Bay

    Offering personal emergency response services 24-hours a day and 365 days a year in six counties


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  • Healthquest

    Healthquest CPR/AED

    Providing CPR/AED/First Aid training and certification to individuals, businesses, and healthcare providers


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  • Health Initiatives

    Health Initiatives

    Bringing together residents, businesses, and local organizations to address key community health priorities 

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The Petaluma Health Care District is a community owned and operated public agency. For more than 65 years, we have been dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Southern Sonoma County through leadership, advocacy, support, partnerships and education.

Our vision is to foster a healthier community, a thriving hospital and local access to comprehensive health and wellness services.



We navigate and identify the health needs and priorities of our local residents, and provide or support services and programs in response to these needs. We ensure local access to quality emergency and acute care services at Petaluma Valley Hospital. We bring local partners together to take action to foster policy, system and environmental change to improve the overall health of our community.

“We ensure local access to emergency and acute care services and partner with our community to make Southern Sonoma County a great place to live, work and play.”

About Southern Sonoma County

Located 35 miles north of San Francisco, the idyllic and culturally rich cities within the Petaluma Health Care District’s boundary make Southern Sonoma County a great place for families and businesses. To learn more, check out Petaluma Star and the Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce.

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  • PHCD

    PVH Due Diligence

    The PHCD Board of Directors is holding community forums addressing the current state of the due diligence process to select Petaluma Valley Hospital's future operator. The format also invites public comment.

    Meetings will be held at:  the Lucchesi Community Center (320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma) on August 2 7:30-9:30 am and August 3 5:00-7:00 pm;  Penngrove Elementary School, Monday August 8 7:00-9:00 pm; and, Liberty School on August 9 5:30-7:30 pm.

    To learn more, check out our due diligence page

  • PHCD District of the Year

    PHCD Named District of the Year

    On May 13, 2015, PHCD was named the 2015 District of the Year by the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD).  The award, given to just one out of 78 healthcare districts, recognizes a district that has implemented programs or services that have yielded direct and measurable benefits on the health and well-being of its residents.

    Read more about the award here.


  • A portrait of Sonoma County

    A Portrait of Sonoma County

    Commissioned by the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services, A Portrait of Sonoma County is an in-depth look at how our residents and communities are faring in three fundamental areas of life: health, access to knowledge, and living standards. View the full report here.

    Interested in learning more about Southern Sonoma County’s data? We would be happy to do a presentation for your board, staff, or agency. Contact us to learn more.

  • PHCD

    Healthy Sonoma

    Healthy Sonoma is a one stop source of non-biased data and information about community health in Sonoma County, and healthy communities in general. It is intended to help planners, policy makers, and community members learn about issues, identify improvements, and collaborate for positive change.

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Key Community Partners

Southern Sonoma County is a community of vibrant and collaborative partnerships. Our residents and organizations regularly come together to bring needed programs and services that benefit the health of our residents. Below are just some of the organizations with which PHCD is partnering: