“Exceptional in Every Way” is our motto and in this digital age we know that most patients turn to the Internet for health information, answers and support. With this in mind, and with the launch of our new website, we have created “FamilyHealth Online,” a weekly blog for our patients, community members and clients to receive informative and interactive health education and content. We hope this blog will start a two-way conversation with the community, answer your health care questions and give you an insider’s look into FHCSD. Please bookmark this site, or sign up for our RSS feed, to learn more about health topics, such as immunizations, diabetes management and the importance of STD screenings; fitness and healthy eating tips; spotlights on our services and staff; and other important information. We hope you enjoy it!
How Far Would You Go To Turn a Wrong into a Right?
By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO If you knew that a certain segment of Americans had a suicide rate of 41% compared to the general public’s rate of 4.6% you might be shocked. It might be further horrifying to know that many represented in that high rate of suicide were…Read More
FHCSD Celebrates American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month. Whether or not you participated by having a free blood pressure screening at Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) Love Your Heart event, it is always important to monitor your heart health throughout the year. Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…Read More
2016 Was a Great Year for Mental Health Care….or Was It?
By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Last July, President Obama signed into law the much heralded, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act or CARA. CARA was the first major federal addiction legislation in 40 years, and the most comprehensive effort undertaken to address the opioid epidemic, encompassing six identified pillars necessary…Read More
Love Your Health This February
Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) invites you to take time this month to love yourself! Select clinics will offer FREE events to ensure you’re aware of your health status. Early Detection Can Save Lives – Breast Exam and Mammograms Event February 7, 2017, 1:00 – 5:00pm Chula Vista Family Health Center 251 Landis…Read More
Guest Blog: CSHP-UCSD Educates on Poison Prevention
This guest blog entry is written by The California Society of Health System Pharmacists at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy (CSHP-UCSD), a non-profit professional pharmacy organization. CSHP-UCSD maintains a variety of programs, including Poison Prevention, Asthma Awareness, Tobacco Cessation and other public health education events to benefit the community and promote the…Read More
A Historic Responsibility – The Care of the “Littles”
By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) has been for almost a half century, a trusted place for parents to bring their children for care. FHCSD has come a long way from when our founder, Laura Rodriguez, helped stage a sit-in at the original…Read More
FHCSD Clinics Are Closed for the Holidays
Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) clinics will be closed Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday. Our Saturday clinics will reopen for normal hours on Saturday, December 31. Saturday Clinics Logan Heights Family Health Center 8:00am – 5:00pm and El Cajon Family Health Center 8:30am – 5:30pm All…Read More
The Affordable Care Act – A Wasteful Program?
By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO It is no secret we Americans live in a throwaway society. Over 40% of the food produced and purchased in this country goes to waste. In fact, food makes up 25% of the country’s total garbage. Each family throws out about $600 of meat,…Read More
Participate In Giving Tuesday
The holiday season is meant to be a time to give thanks and show others how much they are appreciated. But with each year, it seems that the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is given a greater precedence, taking away from the real purpose of Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you find this…Read More
Commit to Quit Smoking
This week we celebrated the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, which aims to encourage smokers to quit the habit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer-related deaths. While there are many risks from smoking, the body demonstrates an…Read More