June 2, 2020 0

We are delighted to announce that we have brought back acupuncture and chiropractor services! Welcome back to Dr. Jim Young and acupuncturists Jason Moore and Bess Donley!

Our thanks go out to Zaida at the Wellness Center and the team at Sequoia Circle for getting the new workflows and patient schedules in place to make this happen. Our patients are thrilled to see these providers again!

Lobbies remain closed at all MCC sites, but we are slowly increasing “in person” appointments.

Every patient and visitor is provided with a mask for in clinic visits. All patients and visitors are required to use the provided hand sanitizer as they enter the building. Remember that keeping your hands as clean as possible, wearing a mask when near others, and observing social distancing guidelines are still key to keeping each other and ourselves safe here at work and out there in the world.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay well.


May 27, 2020 0

Here are some updates on what we’ve been up to lately:

Did you know that MCC’s behavioral health department is 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟭𝟭𝟵% 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 that they saw in February, the month before this all started? Shout out to our therapists – now more than EVER they are meeting the needs of our patients. Many of us are stressed and anxious these days. Thank you to our BH team for helping our patients to get through this challenging time.

𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗻! Behavioral Health is conducting ALL of their visits via telephone or video. Medical at South Street is doing 87% of their visits virtually. The South Street lobbies remain closed and we are only seeing emergency dental patients. We are seeing as many women’s health patients as possible by telemedicine at our Sequoia Circle location, and are carefully following all guidelines for in person appointments, both at Sequoia Circle and at our Pediatrics site. Stay tuned for news about more in person services at MCC in the near future. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴, testing patients and staff who do not have symptoms in an effort to learn whether there is community spread on the Coast without symptoms being present. We did 265 last week and 27 the Friday before, for a grand total of 292! Results from May 15th and 18th are in and are all negative; the rest are still pending. Thank you to all our staff for making this happen, especially our Registered Nurses Jessie Preiss and Bill Simon, our dynamic duo swabbing the masses!


May 25, 2020 0

We are closed today, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day. We will reopen tomorrow, May 26.

If you need us while we are closed, call (707) 964-1251 and the provider on call will return your call.

Estamos cerrados hoy, 25 de mayo, en honor del Día Conmemorativo. Volveremos a abrir mañana, 26 de mayo.

Si nos necesita mientras estamos cerrados, llame al (707) 964-1251 y el proveedor de guardia le devolverá la llamada.


May 21, 2020 0

Don’t want to get pregnant during the pandemic?

Do you want to talk about birth control without an in-person appointment?

All contraceptive methods are offered at Mendocino Coast Clinics. If you are a patient of the clinic, and you want to refill your birth control, it may be as easy as a phone call.

New patient? Looking for a new method? Call us to find out if we can help you decide on the method that suits you best with a telephone appointment, or if you need to be seen in person.

You may be eligible for California’s Family PACT Program which covers most contraceptive methods.

Call us at (707) 961-3478. We are here for you!

¿No quieres quedar embarazada durante la pandemia?

¿Quieres hablar sobre el control de la natalidad sin una cita en persona?

Mendocino Coast Clinics ofrece todos los métodos anticonceptivos. Si eres paciente de la clínica y desea volver a surtir su método anticonceptivo, puede ser tan fácil como una llamada telefónica.

¿Paciente nuevo? ¿Buscando un nuevo método? Llámanos para averiguar si podemos ayudarte a decidir el método que más te convenga con una cita telefónica, o si necesita ser atendida en persona.

Puede ser elegible para el programa de Family PACT que cubre la mayoría de los métodos anticonceptivos.


May 18, 2020 0

MCC is happy to announce that we have enough test kits to start testing our patients for COVID-19. Call us at 964-1251 or email info@mccinc.org to be put on our waiting list if you:

– Are a current MCC patient
– Do NOT have COVID-19 symptoms (fever; dry cough; shortness of breath, sudden loss of taste or smell)

You will be given an appointment as they become available. Please be patient as we work out the logistics of rolling this service out.

There is no cost for the testing. It takes just a few seconds and results should be received within a week. You will be notified of the results whether they are positive or negative.


MCC se complace en anunciar que tenemos suficientes kits de prueba para comenzar a evaluar a nuestros pacientes para COVID-19. Llámenos al 964-1251 o envíe un correo electrónico a info@mccinc.org para incluirlo en nuestra lista de espera si usted:

– Es un paciente actual de MCC
– NO tiene síntomas de COVID-19 (fiebre, tos seca, falta de aliento, pérdida repentina de sabor u olfato)

Se le dará una cita a medida que estén disponibles. Favor de tenernos paciencia mientras elaboramos la logística para implementar este servicio.

No hay costo para la prueba. Solo lleva unos segundos y los resultados se recibirán en una semana. Se le notificarán los resultados, ya sean positivos o negativos.



May 12, 2020 0

Thanks for the masks!

Today is the last day of National Nurses Week and our final appeal for masks.

We are the RNs and LVNs of Mendocino Coast Clinics. Your generosity has honored us with the donation of 1,754 masks so that we may continue to care safely for our community. Thank you!

Our “We Ask for a Mask” funding campaign ends today, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. What could be a more fitting tribute than to receive your support now?

Keep it coming and take us closer to our goal of raising $10,000 for this essential PPE.

We have just $730 to go!

Click here to donate:


or call (707) 961 3431 to donate securely by credit card. If you prefer, mail a check to MCC, 205 South Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437.

Thank you for your support and generosity. We are so grateful.


May 6, 2020 0

National Nurses Week is extra-special this year! 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. National Nurses Week starts on May 6 and ends on Nurse Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.

We are especially grateful to these amazing professionals during this difficult time. In addition to the countless tasks they perform every day to take the #bestcareanywhere of our patients, MCC’s nurses have stepped up to face the ever-changing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with courage and dedication. They are on the front lines, triaging patients and assessing and testing them for COVID-19. They are truly healthcare heroes.

Happy National Nurses Week to the best nurses anywhere! #nationalnursesweek #bestcareanywhere #bestnursesanywhere #MCCStrong


May 5, 2020 0

#GivingTuesdayNow is here! This is your chance to support MCC’s vital work on this global day of giving and unity. At a time when people feel helpless, it is empowering to be able to give back. MCC invites you to support our “We Ask for a Mask” outreach by donating a mask for $5 (or more) to protect our patients and staff as we work on the front lines of this pandemic.

Click here to donate:


If you prefer, you can call (707) 961 3431 and we can process your credit card securely over the phone, or mail a check to MCC at 205 South Street, Fort Bragg, California 95437.

Every donation has a big impact. Thanks to early donations, we are now at nearly 700 masks!

[UPDATE: 1,027 masks were donated before noon today! We received some heart-warming comments along with the donations:

“Many thanks to MCC staff for your great service to our community.”

“Very glad to help a great clinic!”

“I am happy you reached out and provided much needed support for the community…I hope your drive continues to bring light to the good people of the area.”]

Together we stand. Together we give. Together we heal. #GivingTuesdayNow


May 4, 2020 0

Join the Coastal Street Medicine team for an informative discussion in Spanish on KZYX’s MendoLatino program on Tuesday, May 5th from 3:00 to 3:30 pm. Street Medicine team members Linda Jo Stern and MCC’s own Ana Toscano will talk about how the Street Medicine program is responding to the needs of patients during the COVID-19 crisis, and give an update on their services. A podcast of the show will also be available on KZYX.org.

Únase al equipo de Coastal Street Medicine para una discusión informativa en español sobre el programa MendoLatino de KZYX el martes 5 de mayo de 3:00 a 3:30 p.m. Los miembros del equipo de Medicina ambulante Linda Jo Stern y la propia Ana Toscano de MCC hablarán sobre cómo el programa de medicina ambulante está respondiendo a las necesidades de los pacientes durante la crisis de COVID-19 y darán una actualización sobre sus servicios. Un podcast del programa también estará disponible en KZYX.org.


April 27, 2020 0

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. It’s a great opportunity for us to stand together and use our individual power of generosity to remain connected and to heal.

Like most health centers around the country, MCC has a shortage of personal protective equipment, including masks and gowns. Recently, through a connection from a long-time donor, we were able to secure a supply of 5,000 medical masks and will receive them in early May.

To help keep our patients and staff safe, and to raise funds for this purchase, MCC invites community members to support our “We Ask for A Mask” outreach by donating $5 (or more!) on May 5.

Each mask costs $5 – so every $5 contribution has a BIG impact. Just click here to donate a mask to MCC:


Thank you from all our staff. $5 really can make a difference. You make a difference!

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