History

1970 People's Free Clinic is established by a group of volunteer doctors and nurses, in the basement of the Congregational Church off the "Drag".
1972 First Federal grant for women's health and family planning services received.
1974 City awards grant for general medicine services; County awards funding for prenatal care services. Clinic's name is changed to People's Community Clinic.
1982 Clinic hours: 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., four evenings per week. Budget: $304,000. Clinic staff: 18 full-time; 2 part-time; 80 volunteers.
1985 PCC initiates one of Texas' first HIV counseling and testing programs. PCC hires first full-time physician medical director. Service hours are expanded from 20 to 40 hours per week. Computers are installed for electronic data collection, appointments, and billing.
1986 PCC broadens general medicine services; expands pediatric services; provides leadership in establishing the first HIV Commission.
1989 14,000 visits provided annually.
1990 PCC initiates $1.5 million capital campaign to purchase and expand the facility at 2909 North IH-35. St. David's Health Care System provides funding for three weekly evening clinics to serve the working poor.
1992 St. David's increases support to fund five evening clinics per week. Care provided 12 hours per day, Monday - Friday.
1993 Walk-in immunization services are implemented five days per week. PCC named 60th Anniversary project of the Junior League. Center for Adolescent Health is established.
1994 Weekly off-site clinic to provide homeless teens with medical and prevention services established in collaboration with Youth Options.
1996 Renovation and expansion completed. The Center for Adolescent Health establishes the Downtown Center for Health, in collaboration with the American Institute for Learning. St. David's Community Health names PCC as its first major recipient of funds.
1997 Teen prenatal clinic is established. Pediatric medical director is hired.
1998 St. David's Community Health funds Tandem project. Budget for Clinic is $2.6 million.
1999 Volunteer Specialty Referral Program initiated to provide PCC patients with consultative evaluation and treatment services. Budget for Clinic is $3.1 million.
2002 PCC, at the invitation of leading Georgetown citizens, initiates services at the Georgetown Community Clinic. People's Community Clinic's budget is $4.1 million with 77 full and part-time staff. Three-year, $10 million Capacity Campaign launched. Nowlin Family's $1 million lead gift announced; 100% of Board contributes $705,000.
2003 Clinic-wide Re-Envisioning and Quality Improvement programs initiated. Regina Rogoff, JD, becomes Executive Director. $4.5 million budget.
2004 Six-month renovation of Clinic completed on schedule and under budget. Improvements include two new exam rooms, enhancements to nurse stations and alcoves for medical teams, additional privacy for in-take areas, and greater space for telephone banks, medical records and pharmacy. The Clinic Reunion and Open House held November 13 celebrated the renovations and the 34-year history of the Clinic. The budget reached $4.9 million.
2005 2005 culminated in the receipt of the the Samaritan Center's Ethics in Business Award in the non-profit category. The highly successful Capacity Campaign came to a close after raising more than $5.5 million. Other milestones include the launching of the East Austin Community Health Promoters, the receipt of our first major federal grant adn the adoption of a disease registry to monitor our chronically ill patients. On the operations side, the Clinic increased evening pediatric hours and decreased the number of "no-show" visits. The budget reached $5.2 million.