The Tubac Health Care Foundation was formed as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support health care access for those living and working in the Tubac area. It initially worked closely with the McCollough Regional Health Center until that center closed. In late 1999, the Foundation launched a fund raising drive to build a new clinic, and the current Tubac Regional Health Center opened in September of 2002.
Following the opening of the Health Center, a second fund raising campaign was conducted to form an endowment fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide grants to not-for-profit community organizations that support health care access for the uninsured and underinsured. Approximately $200,000 was raised at that time, and the funds continued to grow through investment and additional contributions. Since being funded, the Foundation has been able to support a wide range of projects in the Tubac community.
The Tubac Health Center is currently operated as part of the Mariposa Health Center, a Federally funded Health Center that is the major provider of primary care in Santa Cruz County, with offices in Nogales, Patagonia, Rio Rico, and now Tubac.
The Tubac Health Care Foundation continues to award grants to qualified community organizations that promote the health and well being of our citizens, with primary emphasis on projects that support those with limited resources and access to health care.
Examples of past Programs / Projects funded by the Tubac Health Care Foundation
- Parenting Classes
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units purchased and donated to: Tubac Regional Health Center, Tubac Community Center and Tubac Center for the Arts
- Certified Nurse Assistant Scholarship
- EMT Training -- Tubac Fire Department.
- Senior Exercise Program -- Associated with the Tubac Community Center Senior Lunch Program