About Chapa De
Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc. (Chapa-De) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that contracts with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to provide services to Indian populations residing in Placer, Sierra and Nevada counties. The corporation is governed by a Native American Board of Directors. Chapa-De maintains and operates clinics in Auburn and Grass Valley, California. All clinics are licensed by the California State Department of Health Services (DHS) as community clinics and certified as Medicare and Medi-Cal providers. All clinics are free standing. Chapa-De is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. (AAAHC).
Chapa-De has been in existence since 1975. Chapa-De began by providing basic medical and dental services in a small rented space in Placer County’s Dewitt Center. Over the years, Chapa-De has expanded its facilities and healthcare services to include comprehensive primary medical care, dental and orthodontics, behavioral health and substance abuse counseling, nutrition and health education, women’s health, pharmacy, and optometry.
Chapa-De is governed by its Board of Directors comprised of American Indians. The Board of Directors is the policy and decision making body which oversees and monitors the program. The Chief Executive Officer is delegated the authority to implement policy and conduct the day-to-day operations.
Chapa-De’s patient base includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Medi-Cal/Medicare recipients, Medically Indigent, self-pay, and other private insurances. Chapa-De’s service area includes Placer, Sierra and Nevada counties however we accept patients from all areas of the state. Our patients are primarily of lower economic status, Indian and non-Indian. Chapa-De provides services regardless of ability to pay.
Chapa-De also participates in the following programs to provide specific services to underserved populations:
- Cancer Detection Program (CDP)—A state program that provides screening and treatment for breast and cervical cancer to qualifying women (i.e., women with low income who are uninsured or under insured).
- Grants for Special Diabetes Programs for Indians (SDPI)—A federal program administered through IHS that provides comprehensive diabetes care including medical, dental, nutrition services, diabetes education, podiatry, optometry and fitness training. This program also provides funds for medications for diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia as well as other diabetes related services.
- Stop Chlamydia Now—An IHS program that provides medication to treat patients and their partners (including their non-patient partners) who are diagnosed with Chlamydia or have been exposed to a positive case of Chlamydia.
- Vaccines For Children (VFC)—A state funded program. The Department of Health Services provides free vaccines to eligible children and adolescents (i.e., children who are Medi-Cal eligible or without other insurance coverage).