PCI U.S. & Border Programs 2017-10-03T12:52:14+00:00

PCI was founded in the U.S./Mexico border region in 1961, by a young doctor from San Diego who saved the lives of two small children that were dying of pneumonia in a small Tijuana clinic. This experience led Dr. James Turpin to found PCI and forever change the lives of millions of children and families around the world by providing health, opportunity, and support to those most in need.


PCI’s van can be seen throughout San Diego at health and related community events.

We provide hands on education about key health issues, and connect community members to our programs, partner agencies, and other local resources.

Invite the Mobile Health Education unit to your event or program!

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Story of overcoming domestic violence

Marce lived in a shelter after being physically abused throughout her pregnancy by the Father of her baby. In 2013, she decided to leave her spouse and move to San Diego to live with her siblings.

After visiting her local community clinic for prenatal visits, she was referred to the California Border Healthy Start PLUS Program (CBHS+).

Home visits by the Patient Navigator (PN) began with much challenge.


Story of well-being

Maria was 37 years of age and was on her 33rd week of pregnancy when she enrolled in the California Border Healthy Start PLUS Program (CBHS+)….

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Story of Learning Self-Advocacy

Liliana was 38 years of age when she enrolled in the California Border Healthy Start PLUS program (CBHS +). She had had two traumatic deliveries before her third (when she was enrolled)…

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