Caring for all in our community
St. Joseph's CareVan is a 48-foot mobile health clinic offering free health services to people in our community who do not have health insurance and access to care. Staffed with a health care provider, a nurse and a clerk, our mobile health services are available to treat most minor, urgent health care needs.
The CareVan treats acute problems such as fever, earache, upper respiratory infections, infections, sore throat, cold, flu and other illnesses. The services include screenings, health education, referral services, medical diagnoses and treatment. Please note that this clinic does not offer treatment for chronic care services such as high blood pressure and diabetes. We do offer screening services for blood pressure and diabetes two times a month, see our monthly schedule for dates.
If the problem can't be treated at the CareVan or requires ongoing treatment, the mobile clinic staff will refer the patient to a community physician or to one of the area's many excellent facilities.
(note: the CareVan will be closed on Mondays in the month of August).
FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS
Stanford’s Healthier Living Program
Healthier Living is a self-management program developed at Stanford University. The Healthier Living program provides education and skills for those living with various chronic health problems, such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, depression, heart disease and hypertension. During the program you will learn to:
- Better manage your health condition and lessen its impact on your life
- Reduce fatigue, anxiety, sleep loss and pain
- Communicate better with your doctors, friends and family
- Set realistic goals and problem solve to make positive changes
Attend a Healthier Living program provided by St. Joseph’s Medical Center and get the support you need. Program is held once a week for 6 weeks for 2.5 hours. Programs are facilitated by two trained peer leaders and is available in the mornings, afternoons and evenings at various sites. Contact our Community Health Department to register now @ (209) 944-8357.
For more class information, click here.
Diabetes Workshops at St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Newly diagnosed or need help managing diabetes? These FREE workshops are for you! Come and be a part of the free diabetes support offered by St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Loved ones and/ or Caregivers, and Pre-Diabetics are welcome to participate as well. These fun and informative workshops will empower you to take control of diabetes. To register or for more information please contact our Diabetes Navigator at (209) 944-8355. Workshops are available in the mornings, afternoons and evenings at various locations. Languages available in English, Spanish and Hmong.
- Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Overview
- Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
- Diabetes Medications
- Heart Health and Diabetes
For more class information (English), click here.
For more class information (Spanish), click here.
Diabetes Support Groups at St. Joseph’s Medical Center
This support group will meet at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Classroom #3, every third Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm-7pm, except holidays. For additional information, please contact Susan M. Sanchez, RN Certified Diabetes Educator @ (209) 662-9487.
For more information or questions about our CareVan services, contact (209) 461-3471 or