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Employee benefits

Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (SHCHD) encourages its employees to be healthy, happy, and thrive with their contribution towards success. To support this mission, SHCHD offers competitive benefits to its employees.


  • Medical plans available through CalPERS health plan that include prescription drug coverage and meet minimum essential benefit coverage. Employer pays an overage of 81% of premiums for all family members.
  • Dental insurance benefits include Unlimited Annual Maximum, Child Ortho, Implant and denture coverage. Employer pays 100% of employee only cost.
  • Vision insurance benefits include low copays and annual wellness exam, frames, lenses/or contacts. Employer pays 100% of employee only cost.
  • Life insurance is provided for all full-time employees with 50K benefit. Additional life benefits can be purchased on a voluntary basis for employee, spouse/domestic partners and children.
  • Short Term Disability is provided for all full-time employees. Policy benefits basics: 7-day elimination period, 60% of salary paid for up to 12 weeks with full disability.
  • Voluntary benefits (subject to change without notice): Aflac, FSA/DCFSA accounts, Wellness programs, Care Network emergency flight coverage, No cost account on, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Employee discount for health services received at SoHum Health

Pay, rewards & retirement

  • Minimum wage $18
  • Competitive market wages
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
  • Retirement plan with a 5% employer match
  • $.20/mile round-trip commuter pay
  • Student Loan and Education Assistance – $5,250.00 reimbursement annually (through 2025)
  • NHSC Nurse Corps Loan Repayment – pays up to 85% of student debt for RNs in exchange for 2 years of service
  • Opportunities for bonuses

Work/life integration

  • Professional Development trainings
  • Continuing education reimbursements
  • Flexible schedules and remote work accommodations for certain positions
  • Housing assistance
  • Relocation reimbursement
  • Business Casual Dress Code
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