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.
When you hear about arthritis do you think about children? If you're like many people in the United States, you probably are unaware that arthritis affects more children than juvenile diabetes and cystic fibrosis combined.
Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children yet it is often undetected or misdiagnosed when symptoms first appear. During July – Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Awareness Month – the Arthritis Foundation is focusing on increasing awareness of early signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis and resources for families affected by the disease.
Joint pain, stiffness and swelling around a joint may be early signs of a serious inflammatory rheumatic disease. Early medical treatment of JA can prevent serious, permanent damage to a child's joints. There is no known cure however advances in research have produced new treatments that moderate and even stop the effects of juvenile arthritis, preventing significant disability in later years.
Learn more about JA at www.arthritis.org/juvenile-arthritis.php.
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.
If your New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, you're in good company. It's a popular goal and many, many people succeed. There are more former smokers in the United States—nearly 50 million—than current smokers. Planning ahead can help make your healthy resolution a reality. Two good resources to help you quit are www.smokefree.gov and 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), where you can get free advice and support.
For inspiration, look to successful quitters. Beatrice, a busy mother of two boys, shared her quit story in CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign. Smoking seemed cool at age 13, when she started smoking regularly. By her 30s, Beatrice's family begged her to quit. People who stop smoking can greatly reduce their risk for disease and early death. The younger you are when you quit, the better your chances of avoiding health problems. Regardless of how you decide to quit—whether you use medicines, counseling, or simply stop smoking on your own—it's most important to commit to quit, make a plan, and stick with it. We're here to help!
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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.
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CDC Immunization Schedules:
CDC Child Immunization Schedule
CDC Catchup Immunization Schedule
CDC Adult Immunization Schedule