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Willow Creek Community Health Center

Health Connections Program

Health Connections is a free program available to Open Door patients. The Health Connections provides patients with access to a Health Coach who is part of your Open Door team. Your Health Coach will work closely with your Primary Care Provider and meet with you to develop a plan to make goals specific to your [...]

New Patient to Open Door?

  At Open Door we consider ourselves partners in your care team. We will help you develop your own personalized care plan and help coordinate and advocate with other health or wellness teams you are a part of. [fancy-title type="h3"]Preparing For Your Appointment[/fancy-title] Bring a list of your current medications (or bring the bottles) so [...]

Willow Creek Community Health Center

[fancy-title type="h3"]Putting Community, In Community Health[/fancy-title] “What we are doing here is providing absolutely personal care. We’ve been here a long time and this is our community. Patients come to us because this is their community health center,” says Norman Bensky, MD, medical director of the Willow Creek Community Health Center (WCCHC) and long-time Willow [...]

The Importance of Tdap Immunizations

Whooping cough is a serious disease which can be fatal to infants and young children. It starts with cold like symptoms, mild cough, runny nose, and mild fever which last 1-2 weeks; this is also the infectious stage of the disease.  By the time that the severe cough starts and whooping cough is suspected the [...]

Members of the Open Door Patient Advisory Share Their Experience

When Maile Cortez and her husband moved to Arcata ten years ago, they worried about how to manage their significant medical concerns. They saw Humboldt Open Door Clinic (HODC), walked through the front door and found the right place. The respect and care that the Cortez’ received convinced Maile that they had found their home. [...]

What Is Covered Now For California Dental

[fancy-title type="h3"]What Is Covered Now For California Dental[/fancy-title] [divider /] In 2009, the California Medi-Cal program eliminated most dental benefits for adults; children’s services are still a covered benefit. A court challenge briefly returned adult dental care to the Medi-Cal program, but a final ruling in May upheld the elimination of adult benefits. “This has [...]