“Back to school” may look a little different this year, but it’s still a good time to make sure that your kids are up to date on their recommended vaccines.
If they have fallen behind due to COVID-19, they can still catch up. Just give our Pediatrics office a call at 964-5696 to make an appointment for current or catch up vaccines for your little ones. We are here to help keep your children well and safe! #bestcareanywhere
Many of us are finding it challenging to balance all our daily tasks these days. Here are some tips for going easier on yourself and managing your stress while still handling those thousand and one things that you have to do every day. You are not alone! And you can do it!
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus, please call your healthcare provider. If you don’t have one, you can call us at 964-1251 to establish a healthcare home here at MCC.
If you believe you have been exposed to Coronavirus, you can do any of the following:
• Call your healthcare provider to discuss the exposure to determine if you should be tested.
• If you 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗲, you could wait to hear from County Public Health. They will conduct contact tracing for any positive case. If you are a “contact”, they will reach out to you about getting tested, quarantine, etc. This can take some time, so if you are concerned, contact your healthcare provider.
• If you 𝗗𝗢 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝘀, you can call to get an appointment for surveillance testing at MCC. We are testing twice a week during the month of July. Call 964-1251 to make an appointment. Results are taking around 10-14 days.
• If you 𝗗𝗢 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝘀, you can call to make an appointment for a test at OptumServe in Ukiah. Testing is available Tuesday – Saturday. Call 888-634-1123 if you do not have internet access or go to https://lhi.care/covidtesting to make an appointment. Results are taking about a week,
• If you 𝗛𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝘀𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝘀 of the virus, call your healthcare provider to be assessed and isolate yourself at home until your assessment and/or testing is done and the result is received.
We will contact you to set up a date and time for your test. It is a drive through test at our clinic at 205 South Street in Fort Bragg. It is very quick and convenient.
This testing is for people who do not have symptoms. If you do have symptoms, such as persistent fever, cough, shortness of breath, or a sudden loss of taste or smell, please call us at 964-1251 to speak with a nurse.
Take care of yourself and others by wearing a mask in public, keeping physical distance from others, and washing your hands often. We’re all in this together! #staysafestaywell#bestcareanywhere
Our friends at the Centers for Disease Control warn consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by “Eskbiochem SA de CV” in Mexico, since they may contain the toxic ingredient methanol. Methanol can cause blindness and/or death when absorbed through the skin or when swallowed.
COVID-19 is top of mind for most of us these days, and if you’re feeling under the weather, it’s natural to have some concerns. Here is a chart comparing the symptoms of colds, flu, allergies, and COVID-19.
Your risk of contracting COVID-19 is higher if you have recently traveled to an area with a confirmed outbreak or had direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
If you are experiencing shortness of breath, a persistent fever of 100.4 or higher, and a dry cough, call us at 964 1251. Our nursing staff will meet you in the parking lot and assess you. We are here for you! #staysafestaywell
Here are some words of wisdom from our amazing Medical Director, Dr. Lawrence Goldyn. He sent this to our staff yesterday and we wanted to share it with you.
My dear co-workers:
This is not my first epidemic. I applied to medical school because of the effect of AIDS on my community, where it cut a swath through overlapping friends, patients, loved ones, and colleagues. My role as an HIV provider has been one of the great privileges of my life. Here are some of the things I have learned.
People are scared. It brings out the best and the worst in them. We will see both the good and the bad in expected, and sometimes unexpected places. We will see selfish hoarding, stigmatizing and abandonment of the ill. We will see old hurts and grudges played out. We will also witness breathtaking selflessness and kindness.
Embrace your fear. Do not let it overwhelm you. Talk to your family, colleagues, and friends about your fears, but pay attention to your audience. If you seem afraid to those who look to you for guidance you might scare them even more. If you feel overwhelmed, look for professional help without embarrassment.
Seek out distraction and entertainment. Avoid the news for a while. You’ll catch up with it.
Find solace at whatever altar comforts you. This might include a traditional house of worship, the woods, or the seashore. It might be a quiet place in your home or your garden.
Be thankful. You have a job. It is not just a source of income, which so many people are losing. It is also a place where you can concentrate on vital tasks and escape from some of the stressors at home.
Stand up for science. Science is the antidote to the ignorance that promotes fear. Science will bring us back to some kind of normalcy. I saw great scientists mocked and harassed during the early days of the HIV epidemic. They stuck to their principles. Ultimately they saved millions of lives. They rank among my heroes.
Be proud of what you are doing. Embrace your heroism, but do it with humility. This capacity to do monumental work fell into our laps. Some people spend a lifetime looking for something to participate in that is bigger than themselves.
What we do here is beyond important. We are not caring for patients in Intensive Care Units, but we are saving lives. If you doubt how heroic your work is, go online and search for “applause for health care workers.”
We have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic one way or another. Here are some resources to help you in this difficult time.
General Coronavirus questions
Mendocino Coast Clinics has a Coronavirus Information page for these resources and more:
Public health hotline: 8 am to 8pm, 7 days a week (707) 234-6052
Food & Financial:
Cal Fresh (food stamps) food assistance for patients who have lost a job or had a reduction in hours www.Getcalfresh.org
Pandemic EBT for Kids: This is not linked to CalFresh eligibility. School aged children who qualify for free or reduced price school meals. No application necessary. If you don’t receive a card an online application will be made available soon. No Social Security Number is necessary.
The local school districts are delivering meals and/or have pick up locations. These are subject to change, so please check your school’s website before heading over there.
https://sites.google.com/fbusd.us/district/covid-19-updates for Fort Bragg- Harbor RV, Woodside, Wildwood, Glass Beach Apartments, Ocean Estates are drop off points. See Facebook or the website for the times. Call 961-3521 or email email@example.com to let the school know how many children you will pick up for. You can also pick up meals at Redwood and Dana Gray for any child under 18 Tuesdays between 11:00-1:00. Five days’ worth of meals are provided at each pick up.
Pharmacies are doing free deliveries and parking lot pick-ups:
– Rite Aid drive through window hours: 8am-8pm and 9-6 on Saturdays, 10-6 on Sundays. No delivery options at this time.
– CVS drive through window hours: 9-7 weekdays 10-5 on weekends. They do have deliveries and they are done though USPS and a credit card needs to be on file. They cannot send to a PO box.
– MCP is doing parking lot pick up, call the pharmacy when in the parking lot, and they are doing free delivery.
– MVP is doing delivery within a mile of highway 1 to Cleone and to Sea Ranch. They are doing parking lot pick up. Credit card on file so that it is prepaid for both services.
– Safeway is going to be doing delivery, but there may be up to $15 charge. Call 707-964-4079. Deliveries are done not over the phone but through their website: https://delivery.safeway.com/
Crisis/Mental Health Support:
• County Warm Line- 707-472-2311 County of Mendocino has a line for anyone feeling anxious or isolated or who has questions. This is a non-crisis support line
• Crisis (behavioral health) support line- 1-855-838-0404 or text TALK to 741741
• Public health hotline: 8-8 7 days a week (707) 234-6052
Todos hemos sido afectados por la pandemia COVID-19 de una forma u otra. Aquí hay algunos recursos para ayudarlo en este momento difícil.
Preguntas generales sobre el coronavirus:
Mendocino Coast Clinics tiene una página de información sobre coronavirus para estos recursos y más:
Línea directa de salud pública: de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m., los 7 días de la semana (707) 234-6052
Alimentos y Finanzas:
Asistencia alimentaria de Cal Fresh (cupones de alimentos) para pacientes que han perdido un trabajo o tuvieron una reducción de horas www.Getcalfresh.org
EBT para niños pandémicos: esto no está relacionado con la elegibilidad de CalFresh. Niños en edad escolar que califican para comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido. No se requiere aplicación. Si no recibe una tarjeta, pronto estará disponible una solicitud en línea. No es necesario un número de seguro social.
Los distritos escolares locales están entregando comidas y / o tienen lugares de recogida. Estos están sujetos a cambios, así que por favor revise el sitio web de su escuela antes de dirigirse allí.
https://sites.google.com/fbusd.us/district/covid-19-updates para Fort Bragg- Harbour RV, Woodside, Wildwood, Glass Beach Apartments, Ocean Estates son puntos de entrega. Ver Facebook o el sitio web para los tiempos. Llame al 961-3521 o envíe un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org para informarle a la escuela cuántos niños recogerá. También puede recoger comidas en Redwood y Dana Gray para cualquier niño menor de 18 años de lunes a jueves de 11: 00-1: 00. Se proporcionan tres días de comidas en cada recogida.
Las farmacias están haciendo entregas gratuitas y recogidas en el estacionamiento:
– Rite Aid maneja en horario de ventana: 8 am-8pm y 9-6 los sábados, 10-6 los domingos. No hay opciones de entrega en este momento.
– CVS maneja a través del horario de atención: 9-7 días laborables 10-5 los fines de semana. Tienen entregas y se hacen a través de USPS y una tarjeta de crédito debe estar en el archivo. No pueden enviar a un apartado de correos.
– MCP está recogiendo el estacionamiento, llame a la farmacia cuando se encuentre en el estacionamiento y están haciendo la entrega gratuita.
– MVP realiza entregas dentro de una milla de la autopista 1 a Cleone y a Sea Ranch. Están recogiendo el estacionamiento. Tarjeta de crédito registrada para que sea prepaga para ambos servicios.
– Safeway va a hacer la entrega, pero puede haber un cargo de hasta $ 15. Llame al 707-964-4079. Las entregas no se realizan por teléfono sino a través de su sitio web: https://delivery.safeway.com/
Apoyo para crisis y salud mental:
• Línea de ayuda- El Condado de Mendocino tiene ayuda para los que están preocupados, ansiosos o tienen preguntas. No es una línea de crisis. Lunes a viernes de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.
• Línea de crisis de salud mental- 1-855-838-0404 o manda el texto TALK a 741741
• El departamento de Salud Pública tiene un numero de información sobre COVID-19 de 8:00 a.m. a 8:00 p.m. los siete días por semana 707-234-6052
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