SDAIHC - Wellbriety HOME / ABOUT US About Us The San Diego American Indian Health Center (SDAIHC) is a patient-centered health home that provides comprehensive medical, dental, behavioral health, and community wellness services that are available to all San Diegans. SDAIHC SDAIHC Logo

The San Diego American Indian Health Center (SDAIHC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a patient-centered health home that provides comprehensive medical, dental, behavioral health, and community wellness services that are available to all San Diegans. Founded in May 1979, we honor the wisdom of community leaders who believed urban American Indians living in our city should have community-based health care rooted in traditional cultural values. The vision of our founders lives on after nearly forty-five years as we continue to grow and provide high quality health care services to a diverse community of all ages and walks of life.

At SDAIHC, our hearts are filled with gratitude for the trust you place in us every day. Your well-being is not just a responsibility but a privilege we hold dear, and we are humbled by the opportunity to be a part of your health journey.

We are thrilled to present to you our new video that encapsulates the core values that guide us – compassion, excellence, and unwavering commitment to your care. This video is a testament to our dedication to provide you and your families with the highest quality of healthcare that you deserve.

In this heartwarming video, we are excited to introduce real-life patient testimonies. These stories of hope, resilience, and healing embody the profound impact our community of patients has on us. Each journey shared reminds us why we do what we do, and we are honored to be a part of your lives.   

Danila Hendrix   Wayne Porter   Reggie Smith   Dennis Arenas

Open Payments Notice

For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here.

The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.

Affordable Care for All: At SDAIHC, we believe that financial barriers shouldn’t prevent anyone from receiving quality healthcare. We offer a sliding fee scale to ensure that all our patients, regardless of income, have access to the services they need. If you have concerns about healthcare costs, please contact our office for more information on how we can make our services affordable for you.

All of us at San Diego American Indian Health Center are pleased to announce that on August 25, 2022, we were awarded accreditation for 3 years by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our health care organization. Pursuing accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our patients, and the same high level of quality in our business practices. Achieving AAAHC Accreditation is proof that SDAIHC has met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party.
Having earned AAAHC Accreditation, our organization embodies the 1095 Strong, quality every day philosophy, a commitment to ongoing improvement and quality each day of operation. During the three-year or 1,095-day accreditation term, organizations continue to develop and foster the kind of everyday habits that enable leaders in the industry to provide the utmost in health care delivery and patient safety.

We are proud to have met the challenge of accreditation and intend to consistently uphold the principles of quality improvement in patient care. If you have questions, please contact

SDAIHC’s Behavioral Health Alcohol & Substance Abuse outpatient program is licensed by the State Department of Health Care Services. (Certification number 370120AN, expiration date 04/30/2023).

August 4, 2022 – CARF International announced that the San Diego American Indian Health Center has been accredited for three-years for its Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, Integrative BH & Medical, and Prevention programs. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to the San Diego American Indian Health Center.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

The San Diego American Indian Health Center is a nonprofit organization located at 2630 First Ave. San Diego, CA 92103. It has been providing medical, behavioral, and dental care in the San Diego area since 1979.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

SDAIHC is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home, a recognition that demonstrates our commitment to providing evidence-based whole-person care.

The Patient Center Medical Home is a healthcare delivery model that ensures each patient receives the best possible care: when they need it and in a manner they can understand. A team of providers meets the physical and mental needs of the patient and coordinates care across multiple settings, with special consideration of the individual’s culture, values, and preferences. A PCMH works in partnership with patients and their families—each is an important member of the care team—so they are empowered to make healthy lifestyle choices.

As a PCMH, we continuously evaluate our services and the health outcomes of our patients to guide quality improvement. We also encourage patients to gain an understanding of their role in a PCMH by reading the Patient Rights and Responsibilities form and the Notice of Privacy handout, both of which are available on our website and in our health center.

If you have questions or comments about the care you receive at the San Diego American Indian Health Center, you may contact Johnny Vo,  Director Quality Improvement and Compliance officer, at (619) 234-2158 x119 or

Our Mission

  • The Mission of San Diego American Indian Health Center is to promote excellence in health care with respect to custom and tradition. Our goal is to reduce the significant health disparities San Diego’s Urban American Indian and under-served populations by improving the excellence of care, resulting in increased life expectancy and improved quality of life.

Our Vision

  • We are a community health center dedicated to embodying the values central to American Indian cultures. This includes respect for our patients, acknowledgement of the whole person, and a focus on working together to ensure health for the individual, and therefore the community.
  • We invite persons of all tribes, ethnic backgrounds and walks of life to experience the comprehensive care we deliver and to contribute to the services we provide for children, youth, families, adults, and elders.