Coach For Life’s Champions Awards Dinner: Nominations Extended
Sept. 25 (Sunday) 2 to 6 p.m.: Click here for nomination form. NOTE: Nominations extended to Aug. 30 (TODAY). Keynote speaker at this year’s annual Healings in Motion event – themed “Jerseys on the Green” highlighting champions on the field and in the heart – is Ed Hearn, who fulfilled his childhood dream as a member of the World Champion New York Mets. A serious shoulder injury brought a premature end to a very promising and brilliant career. Less than six months later he was diagnosed with three potentially life-threatening health conditions. Once a strong, vibrant professional athlete, he was reduced to a man who could barely care for himself. Ed hung on and has used these physical challenges to make the most incredible comeback of his life. He is now a motivational speaker and the author of “Conquering Life’s Curves.” Information: Mary Nicholson at (877) 672-4480.
Wanted: Medical Professionals to Mentor High School Students
Program begins Oct. 1: Stockton’s newest high school, Health Careers Academy, 931 E. Magnolia St., is seeking 120 medical professionals immediately to commit to e-mentoring its students for the next academic year. Goals for the students include: providing opportunities with positive role models in the world of work, especially in the health-care industry; building motivation for academic learning; enhancing self-esteem; and improving skills in writing, computers, social interaction and career readiness. Goals for employers include: help employers develop better understanding of the skills and abilities of high school students; improve employee morale by offering an opportunity to mentor young people; improve business, community and school relations. All communications between mentors and students will be monitored. Contact Health Careers Academy Principal Traci Miller at (209) 933-7360 or email@example.com.
Discounted School Physicals for Calaveras, Tuolumne Students
Today through Aug. 31 (Wednesday): Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital has announced the availability of discounted school physicals for Calaveras and Tuolumne County students. The cost of the sports physicals is $20. The hospital is offering this community benefit through August at the Family Medical Centers located in Arnold, Angels Camp, San Andreas,Valley Springs and Copperopolis. Appointments must be made and a sports physical or school entry form presented at the time of the exam. Families can make appointments for the physicals by contacting the Family Medical Center Centralized Scheduling Number at (209) 754-2968.
Sept. 1 or Oct. 1 (Thursday) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont Ave., Lodi, offers “Breastfeeding: Getting off to a Great Start,” a one-session class covering the advantages of breastfeeding, basic anatomy, the breastfeeding process, common problems and solutions. An additional breastfeeding class for working moms will be held Tuesdays, Sept. 13 and Nov. 8, 6:30 to 8 pm, and is available only to participants who have already attended “Breastfeeding: Getting off to a Great Start.” Call (209) 339-7520 to register. For information on other classes available at Lodi Memorial, visit its website at www.lodihealth.org.
Living With Diabetes
Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 (Tuesdays) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont Ave., Lodi, offers “Living with Diabetes,” a four-session course to help diabetics better cope with their conditions through education on nutrition, blood-sugar testing, exercise and understanding medications. Cost is $25 for the series. For more information or to register, call (209) 339-7520. For information on other classes available at Lodi Memorial, visit its website at www.lodihealth.org.
Total Joint Replacement Class
Sept. 8 or 22 (Thursday) 1 p.m. knee class; 2 p.m. hip class: Lodi Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient-Rehabilitation Services offers a free, educational class for those planning to have total joint-replacement surgery of the hip or knee at Lodi Memorial Hospital West, 800 S. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi. Learn about preparations and exercises to do before surgery; the day of surgery and what to expect during the hospital stay; rehabilitation following surgery; techniques to decrease pain and swelling; and ways to promote maximum healing and return to normal function. Call (209) 333-3136 for more information or to sign up for the class. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. For information on other classes available at Lodi Memorial, visit its website at www.lodihealth.org.
United Way Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon
Sept. 13 (Tuesday) 11:30 a.m. doors open; 12:15 p.m. program: United Way of San Joaquin will kick off its annual campaign at the Alex G. Spanos Center on the campus of University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton. Tickets for the luncheon, catered by Angelina’s, are $25 individual or $300 for a preferred table seating 10 guests. Phyllis Grupe will make an agency presentation on the Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin. There will be a raffle, and guests are asked to bring new school supplies to donate to needy students, including pencils, pens, loose-leaf paper, notebooks, folders and rulers. For tickets, send checks to United Way of San Joaquin, P.O. Box 1585, Stockton, CA 95201. Information: (209) 320-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childbirth Preparation Class
Sept. 17 (Saturday) 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont Ave., Lodi, offers a one-day childbirth-preparation class. Cost is $45 per couple. Information or to register, call (209) 339-7520. For information on other classes available at Lodi Memorial, visit www.lodihealth.org.
Swing Fore Golf Supports Sutter Gould Clinics
Sept. 19 (Monday) 11:30 a.m. lunch; 12:30 p.m. tournament; 6 p.m. dinner and awards: Sutter Gould Medical Foundation is holding its annual Golf Classic at Stockton Golf & Country Club, with proceeds used to acquire capital equipment for its clinics in Stockton, Lodi and Tracy. Basic tournament fee is $175. For information and other sponsorship opportunities, contact Kerry Braley at (209) 955-3050 or email@example.com.
Stork Tours for Parents-To-Be
Sept. 21 (Wednesday) 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Parents-to-be are invited to attend a free stork tour at Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont Ave., Lodi. Prospective parents may view the labor, delivery, recovery and nursery areas of the hospital and ask questions of the nursing staff. Call (209) 339-7520 to register. For more information on other classes available at Lodi Memorial, visit its website at www.lodihealth.org.
Big-Brother/Big-Sister Class for Kids 3-8
Sept. 21 (Wednesday) 3 to 4:30 p.m.: Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont Ave., Lodi, offers a big-brother/big-sister preparation class. This class, for children ages 3 to 8, will help youngsters adjust to the arrival of the new baby. The cost is $10 for the first child and $3 for each additional child. Call (209) 339-7520 to register. For more information, visit the LMH website at www.lodihealth.org.
Web Conference Helps Caregivers Address Legal Issues
Sept. 22 (Thursday) 5 p.m.: The nonprofit National Private Duty Association (NPDA), along with the California Chapter, will host a consumer education web conference entitled Addressing Legal Issues that Impact Seniors. The live and interactive program will provide advice on elder law matters, including pinpointing when you need to address legal issues, what the implications are, and how to ensure that you and your family are protected. The event is free of charge to participants. Preregistration for the event is required. Sign up at www.privatedutyhomecare.org.
NEW! Pink Lights in the Nights Shine for Breast Cancer Awareness
Sept. 29 (Thursday) 6 p.m.: Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital is spreading the word that early detection of breast cancer, followed by prompt treatment, saves lives. The entire Calaveras community is invited to participate in the Pink in the Night opening ceremony at the Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital Dining Room, 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, for the Pink in the Night lighting. The communities of Angels Camp, Arnold, Copperopolis, Mokelumne Hill, Mountain Ranch, Murphys, San Andreas and Valley Springs will be lit with pink lights at businesses on Oct. 1 and will keep them lit during the entire month of October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink lights have been provided by the Mark Twain Health Care District. This year 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,000 will die. Early and accurate diagnosis is the best tool for fighting this disease. The pink lights symbolize hope, and the hospital hopes to make a difference in someone’s life. This event serves as a reminder to women that it is time to take charge of their own health. Women are encouraged to get an annual mammogram, do a monthly self-exam, or see a physician for a regular check-up. And perhaps support the future Women’s Health Center & Family Medical Center in Angels Camp. For further information, call Nicki Stevens, at (209) 754-5919.
Community Forum on Advance Directives
Sept. 29 (Thursday) 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Lodi Memorial Hospital and Lodi Parish Nurses offer a community forum on everything you need to know about advance directives and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) at Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont Ave., Lodi.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Oct. 1 (Saturday) 9 a.m.: Volunteer to help save a life. Click here to find out more on this event at Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton.
Oct. 8 (Saturday) noon to 3 p.m.; RSVP by Sept. 14: San Joaquin General Hospital, 500 Hospital Road, French Camp, is hosting a preemie party reunion picnic roundup for babies who spent time in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. RSVP by Sept. 14 (Wednesday) to (209) 468-6440.
Walk to Fund a Cure for Hydrocephalus
Oct. 8 (Saturday) 8 a.m. registration: The California Chapter of the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation Inc. is sponsoring the second annual Hydrocephalus Walk & Family Fun Day at Central Community Park, 25 E. Main St., Mountain House (just north of Tracy). Please join us for a day of great fun with family and friends as we raise money to “Fund a Cure for Hydrocephalus”. Click here for more on this event. Information: Kim Ruiz at (209) 565-4707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 12 (Saturday): This all-day Stockton event sponsored by Healings in Motion provides invaluable information, support and networking for those who care for others. Keynote speaker will be Wayne Connell, founder of Invisible Disabilities and co-author of “But You LOOK Good: How to Encourage and Understand People Living with Illness and Pain.” More details to come. Information: Mary Nicholson at (877) 672-4480.
NEW! Heat-Related Illness Prevention
Many students are training for the high school fall sports season. With temperatures rising above 90 degrees, this may cause an increase in heat-related illnesses, and in rare cases, fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a Web-based course to help train school districts, teachers, coaches, nurses and parents on heat-related illness prevention. The goal is to raise awareness of the problem and promote the development and implementation of guidelines to prevent this illness. For the free Web-based course, please visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/extreme/heat_illness_training.htm?s_cid=tw_eh+223.
Free Nicotine Patch Kits for Calaveras Smokers
Limited supply – CALL NOW: Quitting smoking just got a little easier for residents of Calaveras County. For a limited time, the California Smokers’ Helpline is offering callers from Calaveras County free two-week starter nicotine patch kits. Calaveras County was selected as a result of the high smoking rates for adults. Thirty-four counties in California were identified to participate in this offer. “The state prevalence rate for adults is currently 11.9 percent,” Calaveras County Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita said. “Calaveras County’s rate is well above that at 18 percent,” Kelaita said. While there has been progress in decreasing the number of adults who smoke, Calaveras County continues to lag behind the state. The result is a continuing concern for the smoker’s health and for the health of the community at risk of secondhand and thirdhand smoke exposures. Residents 18 and older who want to quit should call the Helpline at 1-800-NO-BUTTS from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. More information at www.NoButts.org. The Helpline offers counseling through a proven effective model to help smokers quit. The additional offer of the nicotine patch starter kit increases the likelihood that a smoker will be successful. “Adults who use both the Helpline counseling services and a quit aid such as the patch have the best chance of quitting for good,” Kelaita said. The patches are FDA-approved as a treatment proven to help smokers kick the habit. Nicotine is released into the bloodstream through the skin. This lessens withdrawal symptoms and slowly moves the smoker off the need to have nicotine. The free starter patch kits will be available until the supply is gone. The county’s local Tobacco Prevention Program offers informational Quit Kits to help with quit efforts. These are no-cost and can be mailed or picked up at the Public Health Office. Call (209) 754-6460 for more information.
Prostate Cancer Information Goes Mobile
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has launched a mobile website that enables individuals to easily access information on prostate cancer and stay informed on the latest research news. Any smartphone device can access the Prostate Cancer Foundation mobile website by clicking here. In addition to prostate cancer statistics and educational resources, mobile viewers can find questions to ask their medical teams as they navigate their diagnoses and treatments, review a glossary of key prostate cancer terms, find healthy living recipes, and connect to PCF social networking sites. During their first visits to the site, users will be prompted to download a convenient shortcut to the site that will reside on their mobile device’s screen. Following its initial launch, PCF’s mobile site will see continued enhancements as user feedback is submitted. Suggestions are welcomed at: email@example.com
Betsy Butler: AB1319 Protects Young Children’s Health
Assemblywoman Betsy Butler, D-Torrance, highlights AB1319, legislation she has sponsored that seeks to ban the toxic chemical Bisphenol-A, known as BPA, in baby bottles and sippy cups. Butler states more than 200 scientific studies show clear links between BPA exposure and a whole host of health problems. Butler concludes by emphasizing the importance of AB1319 to ensure “we rid ourselves of anything that puts our youngsters in danger.” Click onto the following link to hear Butler explain her bill: http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/Newsline/Audio/20110818RadioAddressEnglishAB1319Butler.mp3
Grover and Big Bird help families learn more about asthma
A is for Asthma is a bilingual education initiative that helps increase families’ understanding and awareness of childhood asthma. The program provides simple tips and supporting resources for children and their families to recognize asthma triggers and manage asthma symptoms. Program materials, including videos, activity sheets and a newsletter that feature Sesame Street characters such as Grover and Big Bird, are available in English and Spanish at sesamestreet.org/asthma. “Asthma is on the rise, especially among children living in lower-income households,” said Russell C. Petrella, Ph.D., president of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, the country’s largest Medicaid managed care company. “Our A is for Asthma program with Sesame Workshop offers easy-to-understand information and tips to help children and their families manage this condition and lead healthier and more active lives.” According to the American Lung Association, asthma is the leading chronic illness among children in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 7.1 million children, or roughly one in 10, suffer from asthma. In recent years, the number of children with asthma has been on the rise, especially among minority populations and low-income households, which may be more likely to contain common asthma triggers like mold, mildew, fragrance, dust and animal dander.
Bert and Ernie help families learn about lead-poisoning prevention
Lead Away! is a bilingual education initiative that helps increase families’ understanding and awareness about the health risks of lead. The program teaches parents and children effective strategies to avoid lead exposure through simple tips and activities that can be easily incorporated into everyday routines. Program materials, including videos, activity sheets and a newsletter that feature Sesame Street characters such as Bert and Ernie, are available in English and Spanish at sesamestreet.org/lead. Lead poisoning is one of the most common environmental health problems for children under the age of 6. The CDC reports that 250,000 children in the United States between the ages of 1and 5 have especially high levels of lead in the blood. Lead exposure can occur through a variety of sources, including dust, soil, old ceramic or pewter cookware, old pipes, and toys that have not been manufactured or shipped according to regulations. Although lead-based paint was banned in the United States in 1978, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing estimated that about 40 percent of all permanently occupied U.S. housing units still contain some lead-based paint.
Medicare Eases Up on Extra Help for Drug Costs
Some Medicare beneficiaries could qualify for assistance with their prescription drug costs and be eligible this year to pay no more than $2.50 for generic drugs and $6.30 for each brand name drug. The steps and requirements beneficiaries can take to check if they qualify for the Medicare Low-Income Subsidy Program – also known as LIS or “Extra Help” – are simple and may be done by phone at (800) 772-1213 or online in English and Spanish at www.socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that more than 2 million people with Medicare may be eligible for the subsidy but are not currently enrolled to take advantage of these savings. “The eligibility requirements are more flexible than they were a couple of years ago, ‘Extra Help’ can be lifesaving for someone who needs prescription drugs and needs help with the cost,” CMS Administrator Dr. Don Berwick said. “If you were turned down for ‘Extra Help’ in the past due to income or resource levels, you should reapply. If you qualify, you will receive help paying for Medicare prescription-drug coverage premiums, copayments and deductibles,” Berwick said. To qualify, Medicare beneficiaries’ incomes must be less than $16,335 a year (or $22,065 for married couples) and have resources limited to $12,640 (or $25,260 for married couples). Resources include bank accounts, stocks and bonds but do not include a beneficiary’s house, car or life insurance policy. There is no cost to apply for “Extra Help.” When applying, Medicare beneficiaries, family members, trusted counselors or caregivers should ask for the Application for Medicare’s Part D Extra Help.
McNerney Raises Awareness About Skin Cancer
U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, together with his son, Michael McNerney, recently recorded a public service announcement to bring awareness to skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. More than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma every year and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. “I’m glad for this opportunity to help raise awareness about skin cancer with my son, Mike,” McNerney said. “Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. It’s even affected our family. That’s why this public service announcement is personally important to me. As Californians, we enjoy the great outdoors and the many days of sunshine. There are easy steps, however, that we can all take to reduce our risk of skin cancer. I hope people will see this public service announcement and remember to wear a hat and sunscreen, just like I do.” The full text of the public service announcement and high quality video and audio recordings are available upon request to stations interested in airing the PSA. Members of the public can watch the video via the congressman’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jerrymcnerney.
Videos, Website Offer Resources for Diabetics
New videos to help people make lifestyle changes and cope with the demands of diabetes were announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). The series of three- to five-minute videos, which can be found at www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/HealthSense address topics such as setting goals to improve health, living with diabetes, finding the support you need, as well as segments on diabetes prevention and physical activity. Visitors to the Diabetes HealthSense site can view videos featuring expert professionals who are volunteers to NDEP – as well as people living with diabetes or working to prevent type 2 diabetes – about setting goals and making lifestyle changes. Initial videos (with more in the series to follow) include the following topics:
- Setting goals to improve your health
- Managing type 2 diabetes
- Living with type 2 diabetes: finding the support you need
- Preventing type 2 diabetes
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Practical tips and action steps: physical activity.
Additionally, visitors can choose what they’d like help with, such as how to cope with stress and emotions, eat healthy or be active. They can also utilize tracking tools for calories or physical activity, or online programs to help them manage their weight or stop smoking.
Video Educates Wounded Soldiers, Families on Enhanced Warrior Care System
The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command has released a 10-minute educational video to highlight new aspects of the Army’s warrior care system. This video walks viewers through the Warrior Transition Unit structure, comprehensive transition plan process, multidisciplinary team “scrimmage” and career transition options. Watch now ››
Questions About Health Reform Law?
- How are small businesses affected by health reform?
- Will everyone have to buy health insurance?
- How will the new provision allowing young adults to remain on a parent’s insurance work?
The FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) section of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s new Health Reform Source provides concise answers to common questions about the health reform law. You can search for your question or submit a new question if yours is not addressed. http://healthreform.kff.org/faq.aspx. Additional questions addressing the affordability of health insurance, how programs like Medicare and Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) will be financed under health reform and others are addressed in a series of Video Explainer clips featuring foundation experts answering specific questions about the law on a variety of health policy topics. http://healthreform.kff.org/video-explainers.aspx. Kaiser’s Health Reform Source, http://healthreform.kff.org, an online gateway providing easy access to new and comprehensive resources on the health reform law, provides these and other new features and tools including an interactive timeline showing when health-reform provisions take effect, all the latest polling data, links to other information resources, and the latest health-reform headlines from Kaiser Health News.
Respiratory Support Group for Better Breathing
First Tuesday of month 10 to 11 a.m.: Lodi Memorial Hospital and the American Lung Association of California Valley Lode offer a free “Better Breathers’” respiratory-support group for people and their family members with breathing problems including asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. Participants will learn how to cope with chronic lung disease, understand lungs and how they work and use medications and oxygen properly. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (209) 478-1888 or (209) 339-7821. For information on other classes available at Lodi Memorial, visit its website at www.lodihealth.org.
Adult Children With Aging Relatives
Second Wednesday of month 4:30 p.m.: Lodi Memorial Hospital offers an Adult Children with Aging Relatives support group at the Hutchins Street Square Senior Center. For information, call (209) 369-4443 or (209) 369-6921.
Brain Builders Weekly Program
Every Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Lodi Memorial Hospital and the Hutchins Street Square Senior Center offer “Brain Builders,” a weekly program for people in the early stages of memory loss. There is a weekly fee of $25. Registration is required. Information or to register, call (209) 369-4443 or (209) 369-6921.
Outpatient Program Aimed at Teens
Two programs: Adolescents face a number of challenging issues while trying to master their developmental milestones. Mental health issues (including depression), substance abuse and family issues can hinder them from mastering the developmental milestones that guide them into adulthood. The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offered by St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center, 2510 N. California St., Stockton, is designed for those individuals who need comprehensive treatment for their mental, emotional or chemical dependency problems. This program uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to present skills for effective living. Patients learn how to identify and change distorted thinking, communicate effectively in relationships and regain control of their lives. The therapists work collaboratively with parents, doctors and schools. They also put together a discharge plan so the patient continues to get the help they need to thrive into adulthood.
- Psychiatric Adolescent IOP meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
- Chemical Recovery Adolescent IOP meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
For more information about this and other groups, (209) 461-2000 and ask to speak with a behavioral evaluator or visit www.StJosephsCanHelp.org.
HOSPITALS and MEDICAL GROUPS
Click here for Community Medical Centers (Channel Medical Clinic, San Joaquin Valley Dental Group, etc.) website.
Dameron Hospital Events
Doctors Hospital of Manteca Events
Click here for Hill Physicians website.
Click here for Kaiser Central Valley News and Events
Lodi Memorial Hospital Educational Opportunities
Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital Classes and Events
St. Joseph’s Medical Center Classes and Events
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital Education and Support
San Joaquin County Public Health Services General Information
Ongoing resources for vaccinations and clinic information are:
- Public Health Services Influenza website, www.sjcphs.org
- Recorded message line at (209) 469-8200, extension 2# for English and 3# for Spanish.
- For further information, individuals may call the following numbers at Public Health Services:
- For general vaccine and clinic questions, call (209) 468-3862;
- For medical questions, call (209) 468-3822.
Health officials continue to recommend these precautionary measures to help protect against acquiring influenza viruses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol based sanitizers.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve, when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay home if you are sick until you are free of a fever for 24 hours.
- Get vaccinated.
Public Health Services Clinic Schedules (Adults and Children)
Immunization clinic hours are subject to chance depending on volume of patients or staffing. Check the Public Health Services website for additional evening clinics or special clinics at www.sjcphs.org. Clinics with an asterisk (*) require patients to call for an appointment.
Stockton Health Center: 1601 E. Hazelton Ave.; (209) 468-3830.
- Immunizations: Monday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday 1-4 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.; Friday 8-11 a.m.
- Travel clinic*: Thursday 8-11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
- Health exams*: Tuesday 1-4 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Friday 8-11 a.m.
- Sexually transmitted disease clinic: Wednesday 3-6 p.m. and Friday 1-4 p.m., walk-in and by appointment.
- Tuberculosis clinic*: Tuesday; second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
- HIV testing: Tuesday 1-4 p.m.; Thursday 1-4 p.m.
Manteca Health Center: 124 Sycamore Ave.; (209) 823-7104 or (800) 839-4949.
- Immunizations: Monday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m.
- Tuberculosis clinic*: first and third Wednesday 3-6 p.m.
- HIV testing: first Wednesday 1:30-4 p.m.
Lodi Health Center: 300 W. Oak St.; (209) 331-7303 or (800) 839-4949.
- Immunizations: Monday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.; Friday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
- Tuberculosis clinic*: Friday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
- HIV testing: second and fourth Friday 1:30-4 p.m.
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