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New Women’s Health Center opens in Chico

Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A new Women’s Health Center has been opened in Chico, offering prenatal, gynecological, and family planning services. Pregnancy and parenting classes are also planned.

"We are excited to open our doors and begin to care for hundreds of patients at the Women’s Health Center," said Inder Wadhwa, Executive Director of Northern Valley Indian Health in the release. "The demand for quality health care in Chico is at an all-time high and we are proud to have the ability to establish a new clinic catered to women’s care."

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New Clinic in the Works

Published: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Congressman Doug LaMalfa was in town on Friday (March 27) to provide a keynote address at the groundbreaking of Northern Valley Indian Health’s future clinic in south Chico.

The new clinic, expected to open for patients next fall, will complement the existing NVIH clinic on East Avenue and feature 41 medical examination rooms and 13 dental exam rooms, as well as employ up to 30 people, according to an NVIH press release. The clinic will serve an estimated 13,000 people annually and become the new home of the NVIH Children’s Health Center.

As a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, LaMalfa serves on a subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native affairs. On Friday he said, "It’s important we get it right on these issues—Indian health services have lagged in the past, but we’ve made good strides in recent years."

Meriam Park clinic showcased although approval process just starting

Published: Friday, March 27, 2015

The Board of Directors of Northern Valley Indian Health, local elected officials, and business leaders gathered on Friday morning to break ground on the new clinic in South Chico.

The full scope of the clinic will provide medical, dental, behavioral, and community health services and have 41 medical examining rooms and 13 dental examining rooms with advanced equipment.

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Important Healthcare Advisory

As you are aware residents of California that are currently covered by Medi-Cal will be asked to select a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan for their medical needs. Northern Valley Indian Health has contracted with Anthem Blue Cross and California Health and Wellness. Both of these plans are Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans. Enrollment for these plans commenced on October 1st 2013, and coverage began November 1st, 2013.

We woul like to take this opportunity to inform you as one of our established patients, that if you are eligible for a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan you will need to select one of the plans and select our facility in order to continue healthcare with Northern Valley Indian Health. It is important to understand that if you do not select one of the Medi-Cal Managed Plans and a provider the State will make a selection for you and your care with Northern Valley Indian Health may be interrupted.

Northern Valley Indian Health is committed to continue to provide our patients with quality health care. We want to be of assistance to you so that your health care continues and is not interrupted. We are here to guide you through the process of applying for one of our enrollment coordinators to determine your eligibility status with one of the managed Medi-Cal Plans.

For those of you who are seeking a medical home in which to receive your health care, we welcome you to our clinics and invite you to call one of our enrollment coordinators to determine your eligibility status with one of the managed Medi-Cal plans.

We have a dedicated enrollment coordinator at each site to help you. We look forward to being of assistance.