November 26, 2012 | Back to: NewsBriefs

New monthly schedule for mobile health services in Penn Valley

Beginning in December, Western Sierra Medical Clinic (WSMC) will be providing medical appointments from the WSMC mobile health van in Penn Valley once a month from the Penn Valley Fire Station. The new schedule is a reduction from the weekly services that began in May and is based on current community need and patient scheduling data from the past six months.

“As a non-profit community health center, our mission is to ensure that every individual has access to quality health care,” said Dr. Frank Lang Jr., chief medical officer at Western Sierra Medical Clinic. “Our mobile unit brings medical services to remote areas where individuals may not have ample transportation or the physical ability to get to other appointments.”

The new schedule begins Dec. 11, when appointments will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Monday of each month.

WSMC’s Penn Valley services are provided by Dr. Celia Sutton-Pado, who more than 20 years of experience in family practice. She is fluent in Spanish and has expertise in a broad spectrum of health areas, including diabetes, pediatrics and women’s health.

The mobile health van can be utilized for a variety of health services, including general checkups, immunization, teen clinic, blood draw, pediatric appointments and most other medical concerns or conditions.

Advance and same-day appointments are available with walk-in or minor urgent care accepted based on availability. For information on making an appointment, please contact (530) 274-9762.

Western Sierra Medical Clinic accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal and most commercial insurances. A sliding fee is provided based on family income. WSMC is a nonprofit community health center dedicated to providing quality health care for all. For information about WSMC, visit

Western Sierra Medical Clinic Inc. is a nonprofit community health center serving more than 17,000 patients throughout Nevada, Sierra and Yuba counties. WSMC offers comprehensive patient-centered medical, dental, maternity and behavioral health care from its sites at Miners Family Health Center in Grass Valley and Western Sierra Medical Clinic in Downieville. It is WSMC’s mission to ensure that every person, regardless of ability to pay, has access to quality health care.

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The Union Updated Jan 4, 2013 10:45AM Published Dec 26, 2012 02:04PM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.