Let’s talk turkey about Thanksgiving’s myths and misinformation

Letter to the editor published by East County Californian, November 11, 2021Gloria Chadwick, RN For centuries, children growing up in the United States have been taught that the first Thanksgiving occurred in 1621 with a feast between the pilgrims and Wampanoag Native American tribe. There is no record of turkey being served at this historic […]

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Deadly Fentanyl a growing danger to East County

As published in The East County Californian, August 2021by Virginia Hall, RN San Diego County law enforcement leaders have sounded the alarm. Deaths from fentanyl overdoses are expected to reach over 700 this year including babies and children. It only takes a speck to kill someone. To educate people, they are working to get the message out […]

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Herrick Health Library reopens with new additions for families

LA MESA, CA (July 2021) – After sixteen months of closed doors, the Herrick Health Library recently announced its reopening with an expansion to the Children’s department and a return to in-person programming. The updated space reflects the increasing demand for fun and interactive family spaces. With the goal to turn children into lifelong learners, […]

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COVID-19 Community Updates

COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in San Diego County. They are being distributed in phases. The County is working to establish multiple vaccination sites and is partnering with other healthcare facilities to complete COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Free Online Health Resources

Our Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library provides a wide array of online health resources available to the general public promoting overall health and awareness. A broad range of events and activities are also available, including virtual webinars and crafts for families and children.

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Local Clinics and Health Centers

Residents of the Grossmont Healthcare District can save time and money by going to a community clinic or urgent care when a hospital emergency room is not needed. The following list of clinics and urgent care services are located within District boundaries, and support our residents in accessing suitable and affordable care.

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Annual Report 2020

Best said by our CEO Barry Jantz, last year our mission “was challenged more than ever… as we aimed to remove barriers and create opportunities for residents and local health organizations in the time of a public health crisis.” We are proud to present to you our annual report, showcasing what we have done to serve you, our East County residents, the reason for our mission.

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