Humboldt Open Door Clinic

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Hours & Contact

Humboldt Open Door Clinic

770 Tenth Street
Arcata, CA 95521

Phone: (707) 826-8610
Fax: (707) 826-8623

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, closed for lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm (phones still available)

Teen Clinic Hours: Monday 3:00pm-5:00pm

Open Door 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 the Humboldt Open Door Clinic: Pediatrics, Behavioral Health Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Teen Clinic (see, Nutritional Counseling, Transgender Clinic and Women’s Health. Patients established at the Humboldt Open Door Clinic can be referred to other Open Door Clinics, including the Telehealth & Visiting Specialist Center, for additional and specialty services. Referral to and coordination with other specialists are provided as needed, with follow-up care in the clinic. The clinic also provides follow-up care after hospital stays.

The clinic has 14 private examination rooms, with six physicians, five mid-level practitioners and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker on staff. Young children should be seen often for immunizations and normal well-child examinations (our pediatrician can explain the best schedule of visits). Older children and adults should be seen for routine check-ups every year, even if you are feeling fine. 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

Health Connections Program

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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 [...]

New Patient to Open Door?

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  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 [...]

Humboldt Open Door

By | December 13th, 2013|Categories: Communications, HODC Teen Clinic, Humboldt Open Door Clinic|

[fancy-title type="h3"]Setting the Stage, Living the Mission[/fancy-title] When Norman Bell arrived on the North Coast in 1976 he too was looking for a home; an organization with a community health model, a mission he could [...]


David Horwitz, PA-C
David Horwitz, PA-C
David Horwitz has cared for patients as a PA-C at the Open door Clinic since 1979. He graduated from the Stanford University Primary Care Associate Program in 1979 with highest honors.

Mr. Horwitz has special training and interest in HIV treatment, which he has done since the early 90’s.

Ellen Weiss, MD
Ellen Weiss, MDMedical Director
Gail Hovorka, MD
Gail Hovorka, MD
Lisa Hoyt, NP
Lisa Hoyt, NP
Lisa has worked as a nurse practitioner in Humboldt County for nearly 10 years. She began her career as a registered nurse, graduating from the HSU program in 1992.

After working as an RN for 6 years, she obtained her family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Certification in 1998 from UC Davis School of Medicine. She joined the Open door Team in 2005.

She enjoys singing and is a member of the Humboldt Interfaith Gospel Choir.

Nancy Brockington, MD
Nancy Brockington, MD
Nancy Brockington is board certified in Family Practice Medicine. New to Open Door Clinics since 2006, she has been working in community clinics throughout California since 1991.

She particularly enjoys working with the dedicated staff and wide variety of patients.

Norman Bell, MD
Norman Bell, MD
Sarah Scher, MD
Sarah Scher, MD
Tara Moss, PA-C
Tara Moss, PA-CMedical Driector of teen services
Tara Moss graduated from the Medex Northwest Physician Assistant Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA in 1991 and has worked as a PA in both Humboldt county and Alaska since then.

She has worked both at the Eureka Community Health Center, in the mid 90’s and now provides care to patients at the Humboldt Open Door Clinic.