McKinleyville Community Health Center

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Hours & Contact

McKinleyville Community Health Center

1644 Central Avenue
McKinleyville, CA 95519

Phone: (707) 839-3068
Fax: (707) 839-3827

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


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 and 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 McKinleyville Community Health Center include: Teen Clinic (, Nutritional Counseling and Women’s Health. Patients established at the McKinleyville Community Health Center 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 provided as needed, with follow-up care in the clinic. The clinic also provides follow-up care after hospital stays.

The clinic has nine private examination rooms, with four physicians and one mid-level practitioner on staff. 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, Partnership, Medicare, 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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William Carlson, MD
William Carlson, MDMedical Director
Dr Carlson has been working at the Open door clinics since 1980, and is among our most experienced clinicians.

He completed family practice residency at UC Davis in 1978 and has extra training and experience in emergency medicine. Dr. Carlson enjoys seeing men, women and children in his practice.

He has always enjoyed the natural beauty of the north coast and is an avid clarinet player.

Joseph Carroll, MD
Joseph Carroll, MD
Dr. Carroll began practicing medicine in Humboldt County in 1982 and has been actively involved in the Northern Humboldt County medical community since then. He has been working at the McKinleyville Community Health Center since 2004.

He attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, and then completed a family practice residency in the Case Western Reserve program at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital in 1981.

He is on the Board of Directors for the Humboldt Del Norte Independent Practice Association.

Dr. Carroll is married, with one son in college and one recently graduated. He enjoys mathematics, which he also studied in college, and, in the fall, watching Notre Dame football.

Nathan Copple, MD
Nathan Copple, MD
Nathan Copple, MD has been a family physician for the Open Door Clinic system for 15 years. A native of Montana, he got his B.A. from Yale University in 1984, then his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. His residency in Family Practice was at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ.

He and his wife (Ellen Weiss, MD) came to Humboldt County on vacation at the end of their residencies and have been here ever since 1999. In his spare time he likes to run, bike, hike, or paddle the North Coast, or just hang out with his wife and kids.

Laura Lyons, NP
Laura Lyons, NP
Laura Lyons, NP, joined Open Door Community Health Centers in the Spring of 2010.

She is a graduate of San Jose State University where she earned her Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health Care in June 1995.

Miriam Steinberg, DO
Miriam Steinberg, DO
Tara Vu, MD
Tara Vu, MD
Tara Vu comes to Open Door from the “other” coast. She attended college at the University of Richmond in Virginia, where she graduated with a major in Biology and a minor in Music. She received her medical degree from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and completed her residency in Family Medicine with Enhanced Obstetrics at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she met her husband (the other Dr. Vu, a physician at North Country Clinic).

She came to McKinleyville Clinic excited to continue practicing full-spectrum family medicine and with particular interests in women’s health and obstetrics. She enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and sports and is excited to explore Humboldt County!