The three hospitals and 14 clinics owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara have a 100% open door policy, providing care to all, regardless of ability to pay.
Research, Quality and Innovations
SCVMC is pioneering new models of care. Afterall, it is the public hospital of Silicon Valley.
Awards and Recognition
Learn how SCVMC is one of the most honored public, safety-net hospitals in the nation.
For over 140 years, SCVMC has been Santa Clara County’s “most essential” hospital. Then and now, the mission has always been to provide high quality care and excellent service to everyone in our community. Owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara, SCVMC is the only healthcare provider in the region with a 100% open door policy, providing care to anyone regardless of ability to pay. Fully 1 in 4 residents of Santa Clara County rely on SCVMC for their care, and SCVMC is the overwhelming provider of health services to low-income individuals and families.
SCVMC includes a tertiary level acute care hospital with 731 licensed beds, providing the highest level of adult and pediatric emergency medical and trauma services, a regional high risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an ACS-verified Burn Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center, a CARF-accredited Rehabilitation Center, emergency and acute inpatient psychiatric services, as well as a range of other specialized services – in some cases the only such treatment in the region.
The medical center hosts five highly competitive residency training programs and partners with Stanford University Medical Center for the training of medical students, residents and fellows in many Stanford-based specialties. SCVMC also offers high quality clinical training experiences for more than 30 non-physician healthcare professions, including exceptional clinical training for more than 1,000 RNs annually.
SCVMC provides a range of outpatient primary and specialty care services. Its large primary care network includes eight health centers located throughout the county, four urgent care clinics, comprehensive dental services and numerous community based health services offering care to young adults, individuals experiencing homelessness, and other vulnerable members of our community.
SCVMC also offers comprehensive specialty care outpatient services, including the Sobrato Cancer Center at Valley Specialty Center, a Renal Care Center, and a Diabetes Center.
A critical healthcare delivery system for the region, in 2017 SCVMC care teams served more than 275,000 individuals, performed more than 10,000 surgeries, admitted 25,000 patients for acute inpatient hospital stays, delivered 3,200 babies, and provided more than 800,000 medical treatments in the ED and other outpatient settings.
SCVMC is part of the County of Santa Clara Health System (COSCHS), the second-largest County-owned health and hospital system in California committed to improving the health of the 1.8 million residents of Santa Clara County. As an integrated health care system, COSCHS comprises the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), Behavioral Health Department, Public Health, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Valley Health Plan.
To learn more about SCVMC, visit www.scvmc.org.