Clinic Updates, March 27: You’re doing a great job, and we’re here for you. Keep washing your hands, practicing social distancing, and quarantining as much as you can. Remember, if you are in need of health services please call us at 844.308.5003 before coming to the clinic. We are not currently taking walk-in patients, and we may be able to help you over the phone.

Telehealth only locations: VCC: Durian, VCC: North River, and VCC: Horne; VCC: Vale Terrace is in-clinic patients on Saturdays only.

Services temporarily suspended: Acupuncture, chiropractic care, podiatry and optometry. Dental for emergency needs only emergency services.

We are regularly updating our social media pages with information on local food resources, school information, government notices, and more. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @VistaCommunityClinic or Twitter @vcchealthcare for up to date news on local resources and clinic updates. We encourage you to leave a comment or send us a message about how else the community is working together to persevere

Don’t forget, VCC is here to help you choose health. With the right steps, we can keep our communities healthy together. Click here to learn more about what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending we all do.

There is a lot of fear and worry over the spread of the novel coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19. VCC is following this situation closely and wants to help you stay healthy.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 so the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC has identified specific geographic regions as having sustained community transmission and travel is not advised to these areas. Currently, these areas include China, Japan, Iran, Italy and South Korea.

However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends these everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory diseases:

          •  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
          • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
          • Stay home when you are sick.
          • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
          • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
          • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
            • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
            • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility)
          • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
            • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Should you be worried that you have coronavirus, please call us at (760) 407-1434 so we can connect you with a nurse that can help evaluate your symptoms and risk.