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Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fire Victims at Ventura County Shelters

Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fire Victims at Ventura County Shelters

Health Navigators are Assisting Members Impacted by the Thomas Fire CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) is providing trained, bilingual health navigators for its members at the county’s two largest evacuation sites in response to the Thomas Fire. GCHP outreach representatives are on-site at the Ventura Fairgrounds and Oxnard College gym to help the Plan’s...
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Gold Coast Health Plan Member Alert Regarding Thomas Fire

Gold Coast Health Plan Member Alert Regarding Thomas Fire

Ventura County’s Medi-Cal Plan is Making it Easy for Members to Access Prescriptions and Transportation During the Thomas Fire CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) is alerting its members that during the Thomas Fire, members can get their prescriptions filled, receive necessary oxygen and have their transportation needs met. The Plan, which has more than...
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Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to distribute toys throughout Ventura County through Dec. 21

Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to distribute toys throughout Ventura County through Dec. 21

VENTURA COUNTY — It has been a time honored tradition during the holiday season for Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. to distribute toys to its pediatric patients. The tradition continues this year as Clinicas’ Toy Giveaway will again take place at all 13 Clinicas Health Centers. This event can be especially meaningful for patients because...
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Dec. 7, 14 and 21 — Thousand Oaks Farmer’s Market Brings ‘Good Tidings’ During the Holiday Season Holiday “Boutique” Mini Market will take Place at The Oaks Shopping Center

Dec. 7, 14 and 21 — Thousand Oaks Farmer’s Market Brings ‘Good Tidings’ During the Holiday Season Holiday “Boutique” Mini Market will take Place at The Oaks Shopping Center

THOUSAND OAKS — To help ‘tide shoppers over through the holidays’, the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association (VCCFMA) is partnering with the Oaks Shopping Center to offer a four week long special event, “Holiday Boutique Mini Farmers’ Market”. The market will take place on Dec. 7, 14 and 21 from 12 noon to 5 pm...
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Dec. 16 — Deckers Benefit for United Way of Santa Barbara County

Dec. 16 — Deckers Benefit for United Way of Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA — Get some fashionable gifts for all the nice people on your holiday list while supporting United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) at Deckers Brand Showcase. Deckers will generously donate 40 percent of total sales made to UWSBC. The special event is part of Deckers Brand Showcase’s 12 Days of Gifting...
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The Children’s Heart Foundation Joins Forces with the American Heart Association Little Hats, Big Hearts Efforts on the Central Coast

The Children’s Heart Foundation Joins Forces with the American Heart Association Little Hats, Big Hearts Efforts on the Central Coast

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation launches Little Hats, Big Hearts on the Central Coast. The program that dons newborns with knitted red caps raises awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the...
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SBNC Receives Patient-Centered Medical Home Designation

SBNC Receives Patient-Centered Medical Home Designation

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership SANTA BARBARA — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized each of the medical facilities at Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This is the highest level of recognition possible and Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics...
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Tips for Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

Tips for Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

SANTA BARBARA — The holidays are officially in full swing, and it’s an exciting time to be thinking about all the wonderful memories we’ll be making with our close friends and family members. But perhaps this year, you feel an empty space in your heart for the loved one in your life who has...
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Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree helped Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Burn their Mortgage

Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree helped Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Burn their Mortgage

SANTA BARBARA — In September, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics made its final payment on the mortgage for the Eastside Neighborhood Medical and Family Dental Clinics. Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, who along with her late husband, Lord Paul Ridley-Tree, provided major support to the successful acquisition and design of the buildings, performED a ceremonial burning of the...
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‘Round Up’ Your Purchases to Support Hospice of Santa Barbara

‘Round Up’ Your Purchases to Support Hospice of Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — Whether your latest house renovation project involves new flooring, plumbing facilities, or just a simple paint job, your home improvement purchases could help support life-changing programs in your community. From now through Nov. 7, shoppers at the Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar...
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Next OC LIVE event on ‘Addictive Disorders Studies Community Gathering’ to prevent underage, binge drinking in Ventura County, to be held on Nov. 15 at Oxnard College

Next OC LIVE event on ‘Addictive Disorders Studies Community Gathering’ to prevent underage, binge drinking in Ventura County, to be held on Nov. 15 at Oxnard College

Hello friends of Oxnard College, Please join us for our next OC LIVE event ADDICTIVE DISORDERS STUDIES COMMUNITY GATHERING to prevent underage and binge drinking in Ventura County TONIGHT Nov 15th from 6:30-8:00 in the Performing Arts building. This event will feature OC ADS Students and Faculty as well as several community departments such as the Ventura County of Behavioral Health. They...
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CenCal Health Earns Excellent Rating and Recognition among California’s Medicaid Plans

CenCal Health Earns Excellent Rating and Recognition among California’s Medicaid Plans

SANTA BARBARA — CenCal Health rated in the top 5 percent of Medicaid plans nationally for 2 important areas of care, and in the top 10 percent for an additional 12 areas of care according to the most recent state quality measurement ratings. For CenCal Health’s Santa Barbara County managed care product, these exceptional...
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Dole Packaged Foods, FOOD Share Inc. launch ‘Ray of Sunshine’ food drive

Dole Packaged Foods, FOOD Share Inc. launch ‘Ray of Sunshine’ food drive

CAMARILLO — Dole Packaged Foods and FOOD Share Inc. launched their “Ray of Sunshine” kick-off event on Oct. 6 at Tierra Linda Elementary School in Camarillo. The event announce Dole’s extended partnership with FOOD Share Inc. and the Ray of Sunshine food drive, a county-wide program that empowers local students to give back to those in our...
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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care partners with Easy Lift Transportation

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care partners with Easy Lift Transportation

SANTA BARBARA — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is proud to partner with another local non-profit organization, Easy Lift Transportation. Like VNHC, Easy Lift Transportation provides a wide variety of specialized services to the southern Santa Barbara community, including transportation for VNHC patients and families. Passengers use vans for medical appointments, work, school, grocery shopping,...
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CenCal Health Recognizes Local Health Center Partners During National Health Center Week

CenCal Health Recognizes Local Health Center Partners During National Health Center Week

CENTRAL COAST — In an effort to raise awareness about the numerous services available to people in need through health centers, CenCal Health joined organizations across the nation in recognizing the many services America’s health centers have provided over the last 50 years during National Health Center Week August 13th through the 19th. “Our local community...
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