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SJH, Eureka and Open DoorHistory

The Providence St. Joseph Hospital of Eureka Family Medicine Residency was created as a partnership between Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka California and the Open Door Community Health Centers. We accepted our first group of six residents in July 2019 and we now have our full complement of 18 Family Medicine residents. Our residency has wide support throughout our medical community as well as the community at large.


The Providence St. Joseph Hospital of Eureka Family Medicine Residency trains residents to treat individuals in a way that recognizes their needs as a whole person. We accomplish this mission by teaching residents how to address the unique challenges of a rural, underserved community by nurturing the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of those we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable. Residents learn to be resourceful, autonomous providers and leaders in family medicine. Our residency program is built upon the belief that all healthcare starts with family medicine.


  • Produce fully competent physicians capable of providing high quality care to their patients.
  • Prepare residents with full-spectrum training and the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be competitive candidates for family medicine physician positions in Humboldt County and other rural communities.
  • Provide an environment in which residents may pursue special interests in underserved practice, rural practice, or research and academic endeavors.
  • Promote practice sites that give residents experience in caring for a wide variety of diverse patient populations with a broad mix of health problems and demographics, including care for the underserved.