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Northern Valley Indian Health

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Northern Valley Indian Health is a private, nonprofit tribal organization that has been providing Medical, Behavioral Health, and Dental services since 1971.

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Thank you for being a patient of Northern Valley Indian Health. Our goal is to provide our patients with quality compassionate care. Your feedback is valuable as it provides us with information that enables us to meet the needs of our patients.

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A Message from the CEO

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now experiencing several fires throughout California and our service areas. Patients and employees are being impacted and we are aware that some have been evacuated. The air quality continues to decline making it more difficult for all. This time is reminiscent of the devastating fires experienced in the recent past. I'd like to thank everyone for continuing to stay positive and supportive of each other during this difficult time. NVIH is a strong team and we are proud to serve as a valuable asset to our communities.

With the school year beginning, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that it is important to stay on track with your child's immunizations. Children need to be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. Well-child visits and vaccinations are essential services and help make sure children are protected. To make an appointment, please contact your health clinic today.

Lastly, however very importantly, we must continue to follow precautions in light of COVID-19. I would like to remind everyone that masks save lives. I encourage you to do your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by making sure that you wear a mask to protect yourself and your loved ones. It is also important to maintain social distancing and follow good hygiene practices such as regular hand washing. We will get through this together and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Inder Wadhwa
CEO, Northern Valley Indian Health

Frequently Asked Questions

New measures to address COVID-19

Northern Valley Indian Health (NVIH) has enacted several new measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while continuing to provide patients with quality compassionate care. The measures are based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Governor of California, and the California Dental Association. The COVID-19 situation is being continuously monitored by NVIH leadership and measures are subject to change.

All medical service clinics are open. However, non-vital medical appointments are being rescheduled or conducted via telemedicine (video conferencing) when possible. All patients are evaluated and screened for COVID-19 symptoms and/or exposure prior to entering the buildings. Patients with COVID-19 symptoms and/or exposure will be escorted through alternate building entrances to limit exposure to staff and other patients.

Additional measures enacted include:

Staff not involved with direct patient care have been asked to voluntarily stay home at this time to maintain social distancing. While NVIH serves patients in Butte, Yolo, Tehama, Glenn, and Colusa counties, there have only been confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Butte and Yolo counties. There have been no confirmed cases of NVIH patients or staff.

"The new measures enacted are both preventative and proactive," said Inder Wadhwa, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Valley Indian Health. "We are committed to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, while continuing to provide quality compassionate care."

CTTP: Non-recurrent short term benefits

Per the California Tribal TANF Partnership (CTTP) Tribal Liason:

Effective immediately, CTTP will be providing Non-Recurrent Short Term Benefits for Crisis Services due to COVID-19 outbreak. This assistance is available to current CTTP Participants and Community Members who have at least one eligible Native American/Alaska child residing in the home in the CTTP services areas.

Please see the CTTP Crisis Announcement and 300% Federal Poverty Guidelines for more information.

Coronavirus update from our Medical Director

Each day new information and updates are happening in regards to our communities and the Coronavirus illness, also referred to as COVID-19.

In an effort to give you timely information, NVIH is providing you with the below links to help you stay up-to-date on the latest information and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath you might need to be evaluated for possible coronavirus infection. Please call ahead to receive direction before going to a medical provider.

Remember, every person has a role to play to lessen the spread of this virus and to help prevent exposure to others. Much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to simple measures:

Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself—remember to call ahead first.

Community Health/Outreach & Behavioral Health Group Activities Suspension

NVIH is also suspending any group activities due to the current COVID-19 situation. This will include any Community Health/Outreach events as well as any Behavioral Health Program groups. This will be monitored and will be reactivated once the recommendations allow for NVIH to restart such activities.

In-House Transportation Services Suspension

NVIH will not be able to offer our in-house transportation services at this time due to the current COVID-19 situation. This service will also be monitored and re-evaluated to be reactivated as the recommendations allow.

Call or text 211 for local resources and services or visit their website 211.org

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