Clinic Updates, November 12:
Locations update: All locations have resumed normal operating hours and services, including dental. If you are in need of health services please call or text us at 844.308.5003 before coming to the clinic. We are not taking walk-in patients at this time. Please be advised that we are not allowing visitors in with patients at this time unless they are accompanying a minor. Thank you for your understanding.
Please be assured that at VCC, we are taking all necessary precautions; clinicians are currently using personal protective equipment (ppe) whenever needed, and patients who do not have a mask are being given their own upon arrival. If patients are unable to wear a mask, we will help provide care in an alternate manner.
We have begun to provide no cost COVID-19 testing to the all ages and members of the community in North County with our mobile testing unit. Check out events calendar and/or follow us on social media for continued updates on times and locations. Please call 760-631-5000 ext 7201 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted on an availability-only basis.
Get connected to care while in the comfort of your own home through Telehealth. You may be able to take care of your health needs without coming into the clinic, helping keep you healthy and safe. A clinician will determine whether or not you need to be seen in person for care.
VCC: Vale Terrace, VCC: Lake Elsinore, and VCC: The Gary Center have outdoor clinics for vaccines and/or lab tests available. These visits will still require an appointment. You can call or text 844-308-5003.
Keep washing your hands, practicing social distancing, and quarantining as much as you can. #VCC #ChooseHealth
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 recommends that people wear masks in public settings, like on public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people.
- Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
- Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
- Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- Masks with exhalation valves or vents should NOT be worn to help prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading COVID-19 to others (source control).
- 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 (844) 308-5003 so we can connect you with a nurse that can help evaluate your symptoms and risk.