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.
• Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer).• Staying at a healthy weight, being physically active, and limiting how much alcohol you drink can help reduce your risk of breast cancer.• Regular screening can often find breast cancer early when treatments are more likely to be successful.• Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.• Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a periodic (regular) health exam by a health professional, at least every 3 years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional every year.• Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should be told about the benefits and limitations of BSE. Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.• Women at high risk for breast cancer based on certain factors should get an MRI and a mammogram every year.• The American Cancer Society recommends against MRI screening for women whose lifetime risk of breast cancer is less than 15%.
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.
National Adult Immunization Awareness Week is September 23-27, 2014.
Adults need to be up-to-date on their vaccinations to protect themselves, their families, and our communities from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Many adults are unaware that they need vaccines. All adults 19 years of age and older need to get the following vaccines:
*Pregnant women need Tdap during the 3rd trimester (27-36 weeks) of every pregnancy and flu vaccine during flu season.
Find out if you are up to date on your vaccine: This brochure from CDC can help.
Watch these two videos about Tammy's and Wendy's experiences with adult vaccines:
Adult vaccines are recommended by CDC, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and American College of Nurse-Midwives.
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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.
Join the hundreds of thousands of moms who receive free text messages throughout their pregnancy and their baby’s first year. With Text4baby, you’ll get critical health and safety tips timed to your baby’s age up until baby’s first birthday.
For more information contact the CDC.
Find out how the new Covered California Insurance Exchange can help you obtain affordable health care! (en Español)
CDC Immunization Schedules:
CDC Child Immunization Schedule
CDC Catchup Immunization Schedule
CDC Adult Immunization Schedule