SCHC Health Campaigns

Protect yourself with the HPV Vaccine

HPV is a common virus that could lead to serious consequences.

What is the HPV Vaccine?

  • 2-dose vaccine if completed by the age of 15.
  • The age of the first dose is between 9 and 11.
  • The second dose is completed 6 months after the first dose.
  • The HPV vaccine can be given at the same time as the Tdap required for the 7th grade entry.

Get this done before school starts in Fall! Call (530) 246-5921 today to schedule your preteen for their HPV vaccine. We have walk-in appointments with our nurse available Monday through Friday.

The HPV vaccine is a cancer prevention. Preventing cancer is better than treating cancer. 

Downlow the HPV Flyer (PDF)

March and April are Colorectal Cancer Months at SCHC!  

Between 2015-2017, Shasta County ranked highest amongst other California for deaths due to colorectal cancer, with a ranking of 56 out of 58 counties.  The risk of risk of dying from colorectal cancer in California is equivalent to approximately one death for every 7,238.9 persons. In 2018, only 45.7% of people age 50-75 were screened for colon cancer on average across the state of California. Near the end of 2019, Shasta Community Health Center had a screening rate of 48.1%. 

 

With less than half of our eligible patients being screened, we feel it is important to share with you the importance of completing your colorectal cancer screening in a timely manner. There are many ways to be screened for colon cancer. One simple way is with the at home FIT kit which needs to be done annually to be effective. Watch this quick video on how to complete your FIT test if ordered by your provider. 

March and April are Colorectal Cancer Months at Shasta Community Health Center. Don’t be a statistic!  Get your screening done today!

If you do not have a FIT kit or would like more information, please contact our clinic at 530-246-5710.

Adolescent Immunizations

Immunizations are not just for small children. Teens and pre-teens also need protection. There are 3 main vaccines needed: Meningitis, HPV and Tdap. Not following through with all these vaccines means that adolescents are at risk for serious disease.  Children should get their first dose of Meningitis vaccine at age 11 or 12, and then a second dose at 16.  HPV is the Human Papillomavirus vaccine, it is licensed, safe, and effective for both females and males ages 9 through 26. For full protection, ages 11 or 12 need two doses of the vaccine, which they should receive within a six-month window. Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (whooping cough). 11 year old’s need this important vaccine prior to entering the 7th grade. They can be protected against all 3 of these illnesses with one simple vaccine!

Appointments are not needed and walk-ins are welcome for immunizations during normal business hours.

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News and Updates

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  • SCHC is in Need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    With the COVID19 outbreak, there is a shortage of PPE and other items that we use to keep our centers clean, and our patients and staff safe. We are in need of the following items:...

  • COVID-19 Updates

    We created this page to keep our community updated about the coronavirus, COVID-19, and what steps SCHC is taking to keep our patients and staff safe. Please check back regularly for th...

  • March Patient Newsletter

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month What is Colorectal Cancer? It is cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. These cancers can be named colon cancer or rectal cancer...

Resources

Breast Cancer Screening 
The U.S Preventive Services Taskforce recommends that women who are 50 to 74 years old and are at average risk for breast cancer get a mammogram every two years. Schedule your 3D Mammogram appointment today. Download the brochure to learn more.

Diabetics Retinal Eye Exams
Did you know Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of the eye (retina). Poorly controlled blood sugar is a risk factor. All patients with both type 1 and 2 are at risk. Get a retinal eye exam at least once a year if you have diabetes. SCHC offers retinal eye screenings during your regular office visit. It only takes about 10 minutes. Download the brochure to learn more

Colorectal Cancer Screening 
Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. It has the highest death rate amongst other cancers in Shasta County. A screening test is used to look for a disease when a person doesn’t have symptoms. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that adults age 50 to 75 be screened for colorectal cancer. There are many ways to be screened for colon cancer. One simple way is with the at home FIT kit which needs to be done annually to be effective. Download the FIT instructions for performing the test at home

Well Baby Checks (0-2)
Well child checks for babies between ages 0-2 are extremely important for their growth and development. At a normal well-baby visit, parents should expect doctors to cover several areas for baby’s healthy growth. An important factor in maintaining infant’s health is building up their immune system, or their ability to fight off serious infections through routine immunizations. SCHC offers routine well child checks. Download the brochure to find out more

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