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Mountain Valleys Health Centers is pleased to announce Partnership HealthPlan of California and Life Saving Images have partnered together to bring mobile mammography to Lassen and Modoc counties. The van will be in Big Valley on May 9th and appointments are available from 8:45 A.M.-4:15 P.M. Patients will need to fill out a packet and return to the clinic promptly. Packets are available for pickup at the Big Valley, Fall River, and Burney Health Centers or you can click here to download the packet and print. Please call the Big Valley Health Center at (530) 294-5241  to schedule your appointment today.

Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) is pleased to announce its acquisition of Dr. Alan Cohn’s Good Medicine Family Practice in Mount Shasta as of May 1, 2018 and Shasta Regional Medical Center’s Weed Clinic as of June 1, 2018. The new health centers will be renamed Mt. Shasta Health Center and Weed Health Center. The providers at both clinics will continue to practice medicine under the new ownership. The service, quality, and patient care will carry on in the same manner, sustaining the reputation that both practices have had for many years. The health centers will remain open during the transition and care will be uninterrupted. MVHC accepts all insurances.

“We believe this is a mutually beneficial agreement and look forward to serving the residents of Mt. Shasta and Weed by providing quality patient care. We are committed to making the transition as streamlined as possible. Our intention is to help alleviate any concerns patients might have, and we will be positioned to support them during the acquisition,” said Dave Jones, Mountain Valleys Health Centers CEO.

The patient hours for the Mt. Shasta Health Center are Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM & 2:00-5:00 PM. The patient hours for the Weed Health Center are Tuesday-Friday 8:30 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00-4:30 PM. The phone numbers will remain the same.

Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Inc., is a not-for-profit community health center organization offering quality health, behavioral, and dental care to rural communities in northeastern California for over 30 years. Mountain Valleys Health Centers is located in Bieber, Burney, Dorris, Fall River, and Tulelake. MVHC is governed by a community board and will be looking for patients to serve on the board of directors. If you are interested, please contact our Marketing Coordinator, Jennifer, by clicking here.

To find out more about Mountain Valleys Health Centers please visit them on their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MVHCenters.

 

 

 

Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) is grateful to our friends and partners at Mayers Memorial Hospital District for providing discounted labs to patients at their 37th Annual Community Health Fair on April 7, 2018. We understand that historically there has been some confusion on just what to “do” with the lab results and “next steps.” We have streamlined the process this year to create a better patient experience.  So, what makes this year any different?

You, the patient, will receive a paper copy in the mail. If you wish to share the lab with your MVHC provider it is your responsibility to bring the paperwork to the clinic at your next appointment. Mountain Valleys Health Centers will NOT be receiving a copy. This ensures any “assumptions” on the status of the results. Thank you and we look forward to serving our patients!

Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) is pleased to announce their annual scholarship application is now open and available. MVHC is offering a $200.00 scholarship opportunity to five qualifying students.  “Our goal is to invest in local student’s futures and increase their access to funds available for college,” states CEO, Dave Jones. All applications must be submitted by March 23, 2018. Click here for the application.

 

Mountain Valleys Health Centers CEO, Dave Jones, was interviewed this week by Emmy Award winning journalist, John Blackstone, from CBS News. Dave, staff, and patients were interviewed by CBS to discover how the Affordable Care Act is impacting rural health. CBS wants the stories to be told and patients to know they are being heard. The date of when the interview will be aired is TBD.

Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) is pleased to announce we have signed an agreement with Mercy Maternity Clinic in Redding, CA.  Dr. Olivia and Dr. Perry, from the Maternity Clinic will assist MVHC providers with prenatal care of low risk pregnant women. OB patients can establish prenatal care with Dr. Dahle, Dr. Nix, Sharon Hanson-Nurse Practitioner, or Heather Corr-Physician Assistant. These women will have normal prenatal visits with one of these providers. At 20 weeks these patients will travel to see one of the Mercy Maternity doctors to evaluate current progress.  A plan of care will be formalized and the patient will return to her MVHC provider for the remainder of care.  Labor and delivery will take place with the Mercy providers at Mercy Medical Center.  After this they will return to MVHC for postpartum and newborn care.

Women still have the choice of going to the doctor and facility of their choice. However, this option just gives women the ability to have the majority of their care here, close to home.

“We are excited to have these services available for expecting mothers,” says Dave Jones, CEO for Mountain Valleys. “Being pregnant is a joyous time, and we want to provide quality prenatal care locally and close to home for our patients. We are very grateful to Mercy and excited about the future. Healthy families mean healthy communities!” Mountain Valleys Health Centers offers a wide range of services such as basic primary care, women’s health, physicals, well baby care, behavioral health, dental services, and much more!

Sharon Hanson has been a nurse practitioner for over 20 years and a registered nurse for 24 years. Sharon has been on staff with Mountain Valleys Health Centers for over a decade. After raising four children in Pennsylvania, she returned to the Fall River Valley in 2005.  She enjoys hiking,  yoga, pottery, music, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. As well as four incredible children, she has been blessed with three beautiful grandchildren: Calvin, Genevieve and Layla (twin girls).  She is thankful to be able to reside in such a special community as the Fall River Valley, while enjoying life as a 27 year cancer survivor!