Borrego Health provides high quality, comprehensive, compassionate primary health care to the people in our communities, regardless of their ability to pay. We serve these communities and adjoining regions with respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity as a medical home and safety net for essential health care and social services.
Borrego Health is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Federal Tort Claims Act Deemed (FTCA) facility. The Federal government acts as the primary insurer. FTCA deeming enables us to invest more to maintain and increase health care services and fund quality improvement activities in our service areas.
Borrego Health, operating in San Diego and Riverside counties, tailors its programs to meet the health needs of men, women, children, adolescents and senior citizens in our surrounding communities.
At Borrego Health, we have convenient hours on evenings and weekends on most of our sites, in order to provide you and your family access to our multiple services. We look forward to your visit to take care of your health care needs.
HIV and AIDS affect all communities, including ours. As Hispanics/Latinos, we are the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority in the United States, and we are also one of the groups most heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS.More than 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States and about 50,000 people become infected each year. As Hispanics/Latinos, we account for 21% of these new HIV infections. Anyone can be affected by HIV regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, or marital status, but at some point in life, an estimated 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men and 1 in 106 Hispanic/Latina women will be diagnosed with HIV. Learn more about the impact of HIV among Hispanics/Latinos (Adobe PDF file).It may not always be easy to talk about HIV/AIDS, but we must talk openly about it to protect our community. By learning the facts about HIV and talking about ways to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community, we can help increase HIV awareness, decrease stigma and shame that are too often associated with HIV, and play a part in stopping HIV in the Hispanic/Latino community.We all have a role to play. We can stop HIV one conversation at a time. Together, all of our conversations can help protect the health of our community and reduce the spread of HIV.
Preparing for school means gathering supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines. Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children’s health.
When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their classroom and community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated, and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions. Schools are highly susceptible to outbreaks of infectious diseases because students can easily transmit illnesses to one another as a result of poor hand washing, uncovered coughs and dense populations.
Children age 4 to 6 are due for boosters of four vaccines: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), chickenpox, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and polio. Starting at 11 or 12 –preteens and teens – need Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), MenACWY (meningococcal conjugate vaccine) and HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccines. A yearly flu vaccine is recommended for all children 6 months and older.
There is usually no fever with whooping cough and people with whooping cough usually seem fi ne in between attacks. See your doctor if someone in your family might have whooping cough.
Whooping cough is easily spread and can cause serious illness—especially in infants who are too young to be fully vaccinated. Ask your doctor about getting a pertussis shot for you and your family.
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For more information contact the CDC.
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CDC Immunization Schedules:
CDC Child Immunization Schedule
CDC Catchup Immunization Schedule
CDC Adult Immunization Schedule