February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children to get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Why is dental health important for kids? Did you know that 42% of children from the age 2 to 11 have had dental caries or cavities in their primary or baby teeth? AND … did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease? That’s why promoting childrens dental health to families is important to the Marin City Health and Wellness Dental Team. Developing good dental health habits at an early age, including scheduling regular dental visits, helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy…

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[News Article] Marin City Health and Wellness Breaks Ground for New Health Center in Marin City

Marin City Health and Wellness Center, whose mission is to provide innovative health and wellness services to all, with the goal of African-American Health Equity celebrates the groundbreaking of its new health center at 100 Phillips Drive in Marin City. The new health center will provide comprehensive health care services to all communities in Marin County including primary medical care, dental care, behavioral health services, substance abuse services, chiropractic care and more.   Read full article at Marin City News.

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Serving your health during Coronavirus risk

If you are sick, please call us before walking into one of our health clinics, so we can plan for your visit: 415.339.8813. UPDATE 3/23: Marin City now has a dedicated Health and Human Services hotline: Call 415-359-3135 for community food distribution locations, and resources for public assistance, older adults, Medi-Cal/CalFresh/CalWorks, or visit marinhhs.org. (Messages will be returned within 24 hours.) In order to comply with the mandatory Marin County shelter in place order, the Marin City Health & Wellness Center will remain open. However, we will be using a variety of methods to provide care in the safest way possible. This means all patients will be screened prior to scheduled visits (no walk in’s please) and provided services by phone or telehealth when possible. At this…

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Damian’s Recovery Story

Damian is a patient in our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) recovery program. He has worked in addiction and recovery, and known our MAT Program Director Dominique McDowell throughout his career. He has also had to manage injuries and surgeries since age 19, many of which resulted in opioid prescriptions. Recently, Damian had a serious work accident in the truck he was driving. The doctor he was referred to prescribed pain medication. Damian has never struggled with medication abuse, but knows how doses can increase – he decided not to “go back down this road” from past pain and opioids, and wanted to avoid escalation of pain meds. When his doctor (who had no connection to MCHWC) mentioned Suboxone, Damian looked online for programs in Marin. He came to…

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