(800) 548-7677 info@pfmc.org

About PFMC

The Pacific Foundation for Medical Care offers provider networks and other medical services to health plans and self-insured employers. Founded in Sonoma County in 1957, PFMC has since grown to include 27 counties throughout California (see Service Area Map). The organization is governed by a board of trustees composed of physicians from PFMC’s service area.


PFMC’s mission is to improve patient access to physicians. We fulfill this mission by:

  • Developing and offering broad provider networks.
  • Negotiating equitable fee-for-service reimbursement for health care services.
  • Promoting affordable, quality health care and patient freedom of choice.
  • Offering in-specialty physician review of medical claims.
  • Awarding grants to health care organizations.

PFMC is affiliated with several other organizations. Redwood Health Services (RHS), our commercial subsidiary, handles claims processing and administrative functions for health plans. Basic Plus is an innovative and affordable health plan that RHS began offering in 2002. It combines low rates with unlimited access to our provider network. RHS Communications is a full-service creative agency that develops ads, websites, and related materials for the medical community. 

In addition to its business activities, PFMC awards grants to projects that enhance health services. The Grants and Awards Committee meets twice a year to screen grant applications. The committee’s recommendations are then presented to the board of directors for final approval. To apply for a PFMC grant, visit our Grants page and download an application or contact:

Kathy Pass

3510 Unocal Place, Suite 108
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
800-548-7677, Ext. 115

Board of Trustees

Brad Drexler, MD

Brad Drexler, MD


County Specialty
Sonoma Obstetrics/Gynecology
William Pitt, MD

William Pitt, MD

Secretary / Treasurer

County Specialty
San Diego Cardiology



Dale Lapp, MD

Dale Lapp, MD


County Specialty
San Diego Obstetrics/Gynecology