National Health Services, Inc., ( NHSI ), formerly the Buttonwillow Health Center, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation which operates sites in the western, northwestern, and northeastern portions of Kern County. The sites are in the communities of Buttonwillow, Lost Hills, Wasco, Taft, Delano, Shafter, Oildale, Ridgecrest, and Tehachapi. All sites operate on a year-round basis, providing a full range of primary and preventive care and supportive services to an underserved population, including migrant and seasonal farm workers, in each community and other surrounding areas.
History of NHSI
The roots of NHSI were planted in 1978 by the community. The corporation was based on the concept of “Health for All,” a comprehensive health care delivery system linked to hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and Federal, State. and local health agencies and other surrounding areas. NHSI received Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accreditation in 1997.
On August 19, 2013, NHSI changed its name to Omni Family Health in order to unite all our health centers under one name and to make it easier to find in Kern County. The name change marked new changes and improvements at the health centers. From servicing eleven sites, it now operates in sixteen medical sites, ten dental sites, five behavioral health sites and three full pharmacies.