Fortuna Community Health Center

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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

Open Sans 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.

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Hit The Trail With Your Doctor!

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: Communications, TVSC|

Open Door’s doctors don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk. Join the doctors on the first Saturday of each month, rain or shine, for a walk to improve your heart health and [...]

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National Prescription Drug Day, April 29

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Saturday, April 29, 2017, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. On this day, hundreds of locations throughout California will be accepting and properly disposing of unused prescription drugs, including controlled substances. Proper disposal [...]

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A Virtual Tour of Fortuna Community Health Center

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Donald Baird, MD
Donald Baird, MD
Dr. Donald I. Baird is a native of Portland, Maine and a graduate of Dartmouth and The Medical College of Virginia. He served his Medicine Residency at University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, where he also received his Masters in Health Care Education. Dr. Baird and his family have resided in Fortuna for more than 30 years, where he has been an active member of the community. In addition he has traveled extensively and lived in Europe on a variety of educational and exchange programs. He has worked as a medical consultant for the Eureka district office of State Compensation Insurance Fund. He also serves as consultant on the Quality Assurance committee of Humboldt County Corrections System. Areas of special interest for him include: travel, wine collecting and photography.
Tamara Dennis, MD
Tamara Dennis, MD
Dr. Tamara S. Dennis was raised in Ferndale and attended Fortuna Union High School. She is a graduate of U.C. Davis Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Michigan Family Medicine program. She is board certified in Family Medicine. She and her husband, a native of Fortuna, are having fun raising their young son in Humboldt County. Tamara deeply enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine, and has a particular interest in Women’s Health, Diabetes, Pediatrics, and Depression and Anxiety. She especially loves to help people understand and take charge of their health and well-being.
Stephanie Dittmer, MD
Stephanie Dittmer, MD
Dr.Stephanie Dittmer is a native of Southern California ( Everywhere from San Bernadino, Los Angeles and Orange Counties) and a graduate of Stanford University and University of California, Irvine. She served her Post Graduate Residency at Tacoma Family Medicine, Tacoma, WA; with a special focus on Obstetric Care. Dr. Dittmer also works at the Redwood Memorial Hospital as a Hospitalist and the Redwood Women’s Center performing Gynecologic procedures and Obstetric coverage. She also serves on the Redwood Memorial Foundation as well as being an active member of the Redwood Memorial Hospital Medical Staff, along with being involved in our Humboldt Del Norte County Medical Society activities. Areas of special interest for her include: kayaking, camping, painting, scrap-booking, gardening and anything crafty.
Maureen Frank, FNP
Maureen Frank, FNP
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.
Angela Murray, PA
Angela Murray, PA