CoVid-19 Update March 30

Update for the week of March 30 This is a pivotal week for the USA. We will be tested on our unified cooperation this week. The current number of positive CoVid-19 Cases today in the USA is over 157,000.   Please Take This Seriously! If the exponential growth continues, we could be at 1 million in eight days.   We have no way of knowing who has been infected, who is asymptomatic and inadvertently spreading it locally.  We have a chance to keep...

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Covid-19 Testing Guidelines

Who Gets Tested Now? After You've Been Tested After you’ve been tested for Influenza or Covid-19 (Coronavirus). These are both highly contagious viral illnesses and you must understand your responsibility to yourself, house mates (CCP- Consensually Consistent Pod) and your community. Until you get your test results back, assume you have the viral illness.DO NOT TRAVELPut yourself into quarantine for 14 days or until you get a negative result. Until you get a negative test, or if POSITIVE for either...

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Clinic Use UPDATE!

We, at Hilltop Medical Clinics, are remaining open to help serve your medical care needs. In order for us to continue to do so, and in order to keep you and our staff as safe as possible, we ask you to follow these new guidelines until we state otherwise. NOW MANDATORY! REGISTER ONLINE FOR ALL CLINIC OR TELEMEDICINE VISITSALL PATIENTS MUST CALL CLINIC ONCE REGISTERED FOR VISIT!You will be assessed for the possibility of a TELEMEDICINE visit.If you need medical...

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Pod Power Part 4

POD POWER - Part 4 What we are re-learning through this Pandemic. Covid-19 VS Influenza According to annual reports, the influenza virus causes 3–5 million severe cases which result in 250,000 to 350,000 deaths worldwide. Vaccination is the most important preventive strategy against influenza, with the crucial expected outcome being antibody production, although it is still not sufficiently effective to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with influenza in humans. [i] “What we are doing with the Coronavirus pandemic, we...

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Pod Power Part 3

POD POWER - part 3 Safety Measures Necessary to reduce risk of Viral Illness Spread Social Distancing with emphasis on CCP (See parts 1 & 2)Practice 20/20. Every 20 minutes drink warm fluids (hot water with fresh lemon is a great option)Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.  If soap and water is not available, hand wipes with 70% alcohol next best option)Cover coughs and sneeze,Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze...

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Pod Power Part 2

POD POWER - part 2 Why flattening the curve is CRITICALLY IMPORTANT! From a community health perspective, this is critical!  Our local hospitals have capacity for approximately 60 critically ill patients on ventilators at once, and in a city of 100,000 people, if we have more than 60 people becoming critically ill at once, we’re in trouble.  If we don’t flatten the curve, this can easily happen in a day. Additionally, any other reason for need of critical care (auto...

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Pod Power Part 1

POD POWER - part 1 I will start with the good news.  Community spread of viral illness can be slowed and minimized.  And we have the knowledge and tools to accomplish this.  If… and this is a huge IF… we are willing to do the work. Social Distancing has Failed We have never heard this phrasing before and many have been confused by it.  It didn’t sound too serious. After being been told to “socially distance” we continued to place...

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Telemedicine Now Available!

Hilltop Medical Clinic “Adapting to Rapidly Changing Health Care Climate” Staying Ahead of The Curve Redding, Ca— Friday March 20, 2020 — Today, Hilltop Medical Clinic announced immediate availability of Telemedicine enabling those who might be infectious, as well as at personal risk, to seek medical care from the safety of their homes. “We are working to stay ahead of the curve,” said Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce, Director of Public Relations at Hilltop Medical Clinic. To find out if a...

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It’s Flu Season Too

IT’S STILL FLU SEASON TOO! The flu is here and it does respond to medication!   Influenza (Flu) Symptoms Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.  Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: fever* or feeling feverish/chillscoughsore throatrunny or stuffy nosemuscle or body achesheadachesfatigue (tiredness)some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common...

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NEW CLINIC GUIDELINES!

Dear Valued Patients,                                   March 16, 2020    Updated March 20, 2020                     With your best interest in mind, and to be pro-active in limiting the spread of the influenza and other viruses, we ask that you follow our new strict guidelines. MONDAYS- FRIDAYS WELL-PATIENT VISITS: We ask that our healthy patients in need of a routine physical exam or have an injury, to please use the Hilltop Medical clinic on Eureka Way. 2123 Eureka Way, Redding, Ca ANY RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES WILL BE REDIRECTED...

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