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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 [...]

Eureka Community Health and Wellness Center

[fancy-title type="h3"]The Whole Person[/fancy-title] “Sometimes there just aren’t words for what a person is feeling,“ says Shari Marchesi, a Eureka Community Health Center (ECHC) patient. Patient Sheri Marchesi “I know what I’m going through emotionally affects my health overall, and my physical health certainly influences my psychological well-being.” Shari can speak first hand [...]

By | December 31st, 2013|Communications, Eureka Community Health Center|0 Comments

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. [...]

Living Well

How to feel good through food and healthy lifestyle. Free sessions in Eureka...

By | September 30th, 2013|Burre Dental Center, Eureka Community Health Center|0 Comments

Kids Express

Kids Express is staffed with a pediatrician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner as well as specially trained nurses and medical assistants. “This is a service open to all parents and children in our community. You don’t need to be a patient of our system to use Kids Express,” explains Catherine “Kitty” Poterack, MD, director of [...]

Evaluation of Medical Information

[member-grid items=" Ted Humphry" perrow="4" linkprofiles="1" /]Evaluating information, medical and otherwise, on the Web or in print is difficult. It is important to decide if any given information is worth reviewing, using or remembering. Here are some general guidelines to help you evaluate medical information: Who is the author? What are her or his credentials? [...]

By | November 5th, 2012|ECHC Pediatrics Resource Documents|1 Comment

Don’t want to immunize?

[member-grid items=" Ted Humphry" perrow="4" linkprofiles="1" /]The desirability of doing immunizations has been debated since the practice gained wide acceptance and became public health policy in the middle of the last century. Now, in the United States, some children get as many as twenty-five shots to immunize against twelve common diseases. Most of the diseases [...]

By | November 5th, 2012|ECHC Pediatrics Resource Documents|0 Comments

Upper Respiratory Infections

[member-grid items=" Ted Humphry" perrow="4" linkprofiles="1" /]Many kinds of virus may cause the symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. A viral cold, also known as the Humboldt Crud or respiratory flu, is a frequent occurrence on our Northcoast area, especially during the wetter months. If symptoms including a fever, cough, headache or earache are [...]

By | November 5th, 2012|ECHC Pediatrics Health Topics|0 Comments