WCHC Santa Rosa Fire UPDATE:

West County Health Centers is OPEN for regular business hours at all sites in Sebastopol, Forestville, Guerneville, and Occidental.   Please call your regular health center number to schedule an appointment or discuss any urgent health care needs.  Please click here for Northern California Fire Resources and Updates

updated 1:08pm Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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We are a cohesive team of health care providers, support staff and volunteers dedicated to wellness, compassion, affordability and excellence of care. We believe in non-judgemental and equal care for all members of our diverse community.

 

Do you have questions about health insurance or need help enrolling in Covered California under the Affordable Care Act? West County Health Centers provides free insurance information and enrollment for all West Sonoma County residents. Appointments are available in Guerneville, Forestville, Sebastopol and Occidental. For more information or to schedule an appointment call on of our sites and ask to make an appointment to speak with a Certified Enrollment Counselor.

  

We have launched our Capital Campaign to rebuild the   New Russian River Health & Wellness Center

The Health Center of the Future!

Watch the video below and head to the Capital Campaign page for more information.

Your support will ensure realization of a center for health and wellbeing improving the quality of life for our entire community.

West County Health Centers 2016 Annual Report 

Click below to download our   Frequently Asked Questions PDF regarding the NEW Russian River Health and Wellness Center Building. 

FAQ Building PDF

Click below to download our   Frequently Asked Questions PDF regarding the Fire at the  Russian River Health Center 

FAQ Fire PDF

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How to talk to kids about fires and earthquakes, before and after they happen

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It’s important to check in with kids even if they’re not asking questions, said Marian Pena, the behavioral health director at West County Health Centers in Sonoma County, where recent fires destroyed thousands of homes and killed more than 20 people. Some children will develop anxiety because they’re stressed and don’t have an outlet for that stress.

“A lot of parents feel like if they don’t ever talk to their kids about this, it’s out of sight out of mind,” she said.

But that’s not true. Children are thinking about what’s happening around them, whether or not they ask their parents about it. And it’s important for parents to provide the most accurate information, and reassure children that they are safe.


Wildfires stressed wine country's healthcare system, creating a crisis and a warning for future

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The aftermath of the fire presented countless challenges for the rest of the healthcare system.

Many residents struggled to breathe because of the smoky air.  Tens of thousands of people were evacuated into schools and fairgrounds across the region.

“Each shelter had to figure out how do you manage these almost MASH-unit trauma centers,” said Jason Cunningham, chief medical officer for the West County Health Centers.


Sonoma Spotlight - Rebuilding the Russian River Health Center

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Mary Szecsey Cheif Executive Officer for West County Health Centers, talks with Roland Jacopetti on KRCB's Sonoma Spotlight about the Capital Campaign to rebuild the new Russian River Health & Wellness Center.


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