Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS) providing quality healthcare to the coastal communities of Mendocino and Sonoma Counties since 1977.
Be Our Guest
Saturday, March 7, 2015
RCMS' annual fundraising event, Be Our Guest, is more than just an evening of great food, wine, music and auctions. It has become a local tradition, and this year's event is set for Saturday, March 7, at the Gualala Arts Center, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Be Our Guest tickets - wineglasses etched with the Be Our Guest logo - are now on sale at Four-Eyed Frog Books in Gualala for $50 each. A limited number of tables for four are also available at $350 each and can be reserved by calling Pat Owings at RCMS, 884-4853.
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Have you made a New Year's resolution?
Research shows that making a resolution can have a positive impact on changing behavior. But it is important to be realistic when you set goals, and sharing those goals with friends and family can help. If your New Year's resolution is health-related, the staff at RCMS can also provide support. Trish Miller, RN and Jacquie Lappé, RN, are experts on nutrition; Denny Gold, can assist with setting and sticking to exercise goals; and RCMS Psychologist, Jeff Nerney, Psy.D. is also available to provide behavioral health support. Call RCMS at 884-4005 to talk to any of these experts. Good luck.
RCMS' popular program, Healthy Habits, is taking a short winter break. The free monthly meetings that focus on ways to lead a healthier lifestyle will resume at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, with a new series of program topics.
Time for a Check-up?
If it has been a while since you had a medical or dental check-up, now, at the start of a new year, is the perfect time to get one. Regular check-ups give your primary healthcare provider the opportunity to review your overall health and well-being, reconcile your current medications, and arrange health screenings and follow-up as needed. Keeping your health record up-to-date is important, especially in an emergency.
Grief Support Group
This time of year can be very difficult for those experiencing the loss of a loved one. Talking with others can sometimes help, and a Grief Support Group meets weekly in Gualala for that purpose. For more information about the group, call Ralph Navarro at 884-9202. Participation is free and provided as a service of RCMS.
Remembering Elaine Jacob
When Elaine Jacob died last month this community lost a great friend. During the years she lived at The Sea Ranch, Elaine was involved with many community groups providing support and inspiration to all. She served on the RCMS Board for several years, and was a long-time member of its Fundraising Committee. Today, RCMS is the proud owner of the Elaine Jacob Building which was donated by Elaine in 2001. All of us at RCMS will miss Elaine, but her generous spirit will live on in the many projects and programs that she supported so strongly throughout her long life.
Go Local . . . Heal Local
Remember to GO LOCAL... Keeping our dollars within the community whenever possible is having a positive impact on this area's businesses and our economy. So please Go Local, Shop Local, Stay Local, Build Local, Eat Local, Drink Local, Power Local, Play Local and, of course, Heal Local whenever you can.
Do you need health insurance?
Do you need health insurance? Come talk to RCMS Certified Enrollment Counselor Claire Freson about your options.
Claire can help you apply for Medi-Cal or for private insurance through Covered California, and will determine if you are eligible for financial assistance. She can also answer your questions about penalties for not having insurance (or how you may qualify for an exemption), what options for coverage are available, or just help you better understand your new coverage.
The open enrollment period to apply continues through February 15th, 2015.
Call Claire at 882-2189 ext. 103 with any questions or to set up an appointment.
The mission of Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS) is to provide high quality, family-oriented, community based primary medical and dental care, including a broad range of preventive health services to residents and visitors within the coastal areas of Southern Mendocino and Northern Sonoma Counties.
Sonoma-Mendocino coast RCMS is a not-for-profit health center providing a full range of healthcare services at its three clinics located in Gualala and Point Arena. Services are designed to meet identified needs of the community services, are integrated with other existing healthcare services and systems, and are evaluated on a regular basis to assure that community health needs are being met.