Fortuna Community Health Center

Visit our Fortuna Community Health Center campaign website to donate and follow the progress of our new community health center in Fortuna California.

Hours & Contact

Fortuna Community Health Center

3304 Renner Drive
Fortuna, CA 95540

Phone: (707)725-4477

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, closed for lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm

Pediatric Services


Family practice services for all of your primary medical needs, including diagnosis, treatment and referral for more advanced care as necessary. Clinic provides diagnosis and treatment for acute illnesses (such as flu, colds, aches and pains, fatigue) and chronic conditions (including diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, emphysema). Routine health screenings, immunizations and boosters, and lab tests are provided as appropriate. We work to help you with disease prevention, health maintenance activities and ways you can take care of yourself. Well-child examinations and annual adult check-ups offered to all patients.

Additional services at Fortuna Community Health & Wellness Center include: Behavioral Health Counseling and Support, Opiate Dependency Treatment, Diabetes Education, Nutritional Counseling and Women’s Health. Patients established at the Eureka Community Health & Wellness Center can be referred to other Open Door Clinics, including the Telehealth & Visiting Specialist Center, for additional and specialty services. Young children should be seen often for routine immunizations and well-child examinations.

Older children and adults should be seen for routine check-ups every year. Public or private coverage is typically available for children. Coverage for adults depends on a number of factors; we will assist you in determining eligibility for Medi-Cal, Medicare, CMSP, Family PACT and other programs. Those without insurance are eligible for discounts based on income and ability to pay. We accept most private insurance.

Recent Articles

Celebrating 20 Years of the Breast & GYN Health Project

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Julie Ohnemus, one of the founders of Humboldt’s Breast & GYN Health Project (BGHP), in Arcata, spoke movingly, at a recent celebration of the project’s 20 year anniversary, about the project, charting key moments [...]

Comments Off on Celebrating 20 Years of the Breast & GYN Health Project

February is Heart Health Month at Open Door

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Clinics, News|Tags: , , |

If you come into an Open Door Clinic, you may see a wall filling up with hearts! February is Heart Health Month and we are inviting patients and visitors to share your thoughts about heart [...]

Comments Off on February is Heart Health Month at Open Door

McKinleyville Teen Clinic Training This February

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Interested in working at Open Door's Teen Clinic? You can learn more about the Teen Clinic and what peer advisors do at the upcoming training session at McKinleyville and Del Norte Community Health [...]

Comments Off on McKinleyville Teen Clinic Training This February


Donald Baird, MD
Donald Baird, MDDoctor of Medicine
Donald Baird is a native of Portland, Maine and a graduate of Dartmouth University and The Medical College of Virginia. He served his Medicine Residency at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, where he also received his Masters in Health Care Education. Donald and his family have resided in Fortuna for more than 30 years, where he has been an active member of the community. Areas of special interest for him include travel, wine collecting and photography.
Stephanie Dittmer, MD
Stephanie Dittmer, MDDoctor of Medicine
Stephanie Dittmer is a native of Southern California and a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Irvine. She served her Post Graduate Residency at Tacoma Family Medicine in Tacoma, WA with a special focus on Obstetric Care. Stephanie also works at the Redwood Memorial Hospital as a hospitalist and the Redwood Women’s Center performing gynecologic procedures and obstetric coverage. Areas of special interest for her include kayaking, camping, painting, scrap booking and gardening.
Katherine Estlin, MD
Katherine Estlin, MDDoctor of Medicine
Katherine Estlin, MD earned her Bachelor of Arts and her Post-Baccalaureate Premedical from the University of California at Berkeley, her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Southern California and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Group Health Seattle. Growing up among the Redwoods of Loleta, she graduated from Fortuna High School and is excited to be coming home. Katherine joins us as a board certified family medicine physician who will also be providing prenatal and OB care.
Maureen Frank, FNP
Maureen Frank, FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner
Maureen Frank, FNP-C is a native of Massachusetts and has lived and worked in Humboldt County for almost 25 years. She graduated from Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing in 1969. She has worked as a Medical Surgical nurse, as a Critical Care and Emergency nurse in the Michigan and here in the Fortuna area. She received her FNP and PA certificates at UC Davis FNP/PA program in 1995. She is a strong advocate of preventative medicine, and believes that patient participation and education in understanding the process and treatment aide in the healing process.
David Medina, PA
David Medina, PAPhysician Assistant
David Medina attend Loma Linda University School of Allied Health and Stanford University School of Medicine. He has a focus in respiratory care and experience working in emergency medicine. He will be joining us in Fortuna starting early February 2018.
Angela Murray, PA
Angela Murray, PAPhysician Assistant
More information coming soon.
Jacqueline Proudfoot, MD
Jacqueline Proudfoot, MDDoctor of Medicine
More information coming soon.
Margarette Shegog, MD
Margarette Shegog, MDDoctor of Medicine
More information coming soon.