Local Health Update by Michael Jorde, M.D

Air quality issues resulting from recent fires in our region have contributed to an increase in the occurrence of airway and respiratory illnesses. Asthmatic patients should ensure that their inhaler supplies are not outdated and  seek medical care if respiratory symptoms present. Streptococcal pharyngitis is being seen more frequently in Shasta County.  Rapid strep testing is available at most local clinic sites.  Proper diagnosis and treatment of pharyngeal infections can reduce unnecessary over utilization of antibiotics. Influenza vaccination has begun in the...

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When should I use Hilltop Medical Clinic services?

You should come to Hilltop Medical Clinic if you or a family member want convenient, same day treatment of routine medical conditions (such as coughs, colds, flu symptoms, sore throats, & ear aches) and minor injuries, (lacerations, or sprains) or for easy access for sport physicals, and DMV/DOT physicals. Our best medical advise is to have you call your Family Doctor for all medical problems and questions. Our doctors understand that sometimes it is impossible to see your Family Doctor.

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Will I be required to pay anything at the time of service?

Our office policy is to request payment at the time of service, if you do not have insurance, or if your insurance requires a co payment or deductible payment. We take Master Charge, Visa and Discover card, ATM's and also offer "holding" a Post Dated check up to 3 weeks -if you arrange this prior to the visit.

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