California’s clinics and community health centers are a diverse group of providers who play varying roles within their communities’ healthcare systems. However, they all have one thing in common – each CCHC provides critical primary care services to underserved populations and constitutes an important part of the health care safety net. During times of disaster, emergency, or pandemic, CCHCs need to evaluate the needs of their community and their own critical infrastructure by deciding how best they can serve their patients and larger community. During times of stress vulnerable populations will turn to your clinic for help. Putting a little time into emergency planning now can make a huge difference in your ability to serve your patients and continue clinic operations during AND after an emergency event.