The Public Health Clinics work to protect individuals and the community from the spread and complication of disease, and are committed to providing quality health information, education and services. Licensed personnel, under the direction of the Public Health Officer, provide services in a timely, confidential, and customer-friendly atmosphere. Most services are covered by Medi-Cal and sliding fees are available.
695 Oleander Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
Phone (530) 879-3665
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
78 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965
Phone (530) 538-7341
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Family Planning / Birth Control Family planning staff assists in reducing the incidence of maternal and infant morbidity/mortality by promoting education and encouragement for responsible parenthood. Our Public Health Medical Staff and Health Education Specialists provide a full range of health care services along with educational and support services. We specialize in routine gynecology (pelvic/pap/breast exams), pregnancy testing, all FDA approved forms of birth control (including Intrauterine Device insertion/removal), reproductive/pre-conception care counseling, sterilization referral, emergency contraception, and male exams are among the covered services. The Family PACT (Planning Access to Contraceptives and Treatment) Program covers charges for low-income women and men.
Qualifications for the Family PACT Program (access to FREE birth control & STI testing)
Choosing Your Birth Control Method. English or Spanish
What works: Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy
A Woman’s Guide to Understanding IUDs (Association of Reproductive Health Professionals) English or Spanish
Preconception & Beyond: Tips for Good Health
Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
This state program developed through the Cancer Detection Section of the California Department of Health Services to low-income women 40 and older so that they may receive access to free annual breast cancer screenings, pelvic/pap smears and mammograms. This program also provides annual breast cancer screening and annual pap/pelvic examinations to women 25 and older who are unable to bear children.
For more information please call our friendly front staff or visit: Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings (Every Woman Counts)
Communicable Disease Screening
Confidential testing, counseling, and treatment guidance are available to help with many infectious diseases including chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, Hepatitis, and others. Routine standard and rapid confidential HIV testing is also currently available. The Public Health clinics are now able to provide the Oral Rapid HIV Antibody test with results in 20 to 40 minutes, as an option for those who do not wish to provide a blood sample.
Chlamydia CLINIC RESOURCES
Gonorrhea CLINIC RESOURCES
The Lowdown On the Most Common STDs
The STI Fact Sheet
Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the Differences
Talking With Your Provider
Talking With Your Partner
Immunizations for adults and children are available by appointment. Current state and federal immunization recommendations for newborns, immigration, travel and school entry are administered under the direction of the Health Officer.
Current Immunization Schedules (Birth to Adult) Available Here
NOTE: All women of reproductive age should be screened for rubella immunity and/or receive the rubella vaccine. Rubella can cause encephalitis and a blood clotting disorder. Most importantly if a pregnant mother catches it in the first ten weeks of pregnancy it causes fetal damage in 90 percent of babies and severe multiple defects are common. You should plan to not become pregnant for 3 months after receiving the vaccination. For more information on the MMR vaccine, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Vaccines/MMR/MMR.html or view the (MMR) Vaccine Information Statement
Travel Immunizations - At Chico Clinic Only. The Oleander clinic, located in Chico, is further equipped to provide travel vaccinations. Before traveling abroad, a travel assessment by a trained clinic nurse can provide information and help one identify the best ways to prevent travel-related illnesses. Travel services are available by appointment at the Public Health Clinic in Chico.
Tuberculosis (TB) Testing
Low-cost TB testing and clearance to meet school and employment requirements.
Pre-Employment Physical Exams / Drug & Alcohol Testing
Physical exams and Drug Testing can be provided by private-pay or contract with employers. Immunizations and lab testing may be included in the reimbursement agreement.
Fluoride varnish is a new and exciting way to help protect children's teeth against tooth decay. Works best when applied at least 2 to 3 times a year. Now offered at the Chico clinic. Brochure