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Is It Time For your Vaccine at SMC?

2021-03-05T12:04:54-07:00March 5th, 2021|

SMC is now taking vaccine requests for individuals over the age of 18 who have severe health conditions as listed by public health. The conditions are listed below. When you call to be placed on our appointment list you must tell us what severe condition you are diagnosed with. We will only return your call [...]

Healthy Shingletown

2019-10-04T21:07:12-07:00October 4th, 2019|

All about a federally qualified health center. In Shingletown a federally qualified health center (FQHC) provides excellent outpatient healthcare for the people in our community, whether those people live on the streets or have private health insurance, Shingletown Medical Center is here for everyone. FQHCs, also known as community health centers, assure that healthcare is [...]

SMC Transport Van

2019-03-15T19:30:26-07:00March 15th, 2019|

Shingletown Medical Center is synonymous with quality care. To add to the quality services we provide the community we now have a handicap equipped van. We know transportation can be a barrier to care so the van will be used to transport patients to and from appointments at SMC. Both the emergency services trailer and [...]

Cold or Flu?

2018-12-24T01:11:15-07:00December 24th, 2018|

The Common Cold Adults tend to get colds 2-4 times a year Children, especially preschoolers, may catch a cold up to 10 times a year Colds are common between September & April Cold and Flu Prevention Clean hands often with soap and warm water Keep your kitchens, bathrooms and toys clean Don't share drinking and [...]

Going to School Every Day Matters

2018-09-21T16:40:06-07:00September 21st, 2018|

Student attendance at school is an important, cost-effective way to ensure students are on-track to learn and succeed.  As many as one in seven students are chronically absent.  Chronic absence is an early warning sign of academic trouble and later dropout. Below are key messages that everyone in the community can use to help out [...]

What is Normal Blood Pressure?

2018-08-16T02:34:42-07:00August 16th, 2018|

High blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, heart, lungs and kidneys. Keeping your blood pressure within the normal range is important. But what's normal? That depends on your age and other factors. Blood Pressure Readings Blood pressure is expressed in terms of two numbers. The top number is systolic blood pressure. This is the [...]

Immunizations aren’t just for Kids!

2018-07-24T21:08:33-07:00July 24th, 2018|

It is hard to believe but the new school year is about to begin.  Time once again to review what immunizations will protect you, your children and those around you.  Below are the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommended immunizations for each age group.  2018 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old [...]

National Health Center Week

2018-07-24T21:02:36-07:00July 24th, 2018|

Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes National Health Center Week (August 12th- 18th) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. Health Centers serve 27 million patients a number that continues to grow along with the [...]

Smart Snacking

2018-07-24T20:58:50-07:00July 24th, 2018|

Snack Smart, Save Money, Time and Calories It’s completely normal to snack throughout the day. While it can be tempting to opt for the fast, easy (but unhealthy) options, taking a minute to snack smart can save you time, money and calories. Keep the following three tips in mind to help you snack smart at [...]

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