Desert Healthcare District: Since 1948

2014 Winner of the Healthcare District of the Year Award

Association of California Healthcare Districts

Thank you to all of our partners—your collaboration, engagement, and collective impact is what made this honor possible!

Choose Health

Choose Health

Healthcare and dental clinics open and expand across the Coachella Valley as healthcare organizations prepare for the additional 90,000 Coachella Valley residents now eligible for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  Read more

Live Well

Live Well

The Desert Healthcare District/Foundation provides grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations to develop and implement programs and services and to promote policy change which help support and encourage a healthy lifestyle for residents of all ages.  Read more

Health Heroes

What’s New

COACHELLA VALLEY – January 4, 2018 – The New Year promises to be one of continuing transformation as Desert Healthcare District/Foundation Board Member Les Zendle, MD, takes the helm as president. “As I enter my second year on the Board, I am thrilled to lead the charge for the organization with a focus on services, programs and facilities, especially centered on behavioral health, and the proposed expansion of the District to encompass the East Valley,” said Zendle, adding, “Expanding access for all of our residents under our One Coachella Valley approach is essential.” (COMPLETE NEWS RELEASE)