French Hospital Medical Center has a long and rich history. We have served San Luis Obispo County for nearly 70 years, and will continue to be your award-winning medical center, well into the future.
The 1950's were referred to by many San Luis Obispo County health care practitioners as "The Golden Years." During this decade, the County grew to a population of over 50,000 and the need for specialist doctors arose.
One such specialist was Dr. Edison French. After he served with the Navy Medical Corps, Dr. French settled in San Luis Obispo. In 1946 French purchased the San Luis Sanitarium on Marsh Street.
Dr. French renamed the sanitarium "French Hospital." There he began to practice state-of-the art medicine. He claimed to be the first surgeon in San Luis Obispo to use intravenous anesthesia, the first to perform a lung resection, and the first to do a collapsed lung therapy. He was also the first specialist to actively encourage other specialists to settle in the area.
Blueshield of California Anthem BCBS Medicaid
The hospital accepts various types of health insurance, but individual coverage may be variable. You should check with your insurance whether the hospital is in network or not. You can make payment via cash, checks, credit card or debit card.
San Francisco International Airport
You can request an appointment with specific doctor on hospital's website or make appointment request on HealthSoul.
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