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Primary Medical and Preventive Care

 

Ritter Center’s medical clinic provides high-quality medical regardless of someone’s ability to pay. 

Our doctor and nurse practitioners provide primary medical care services for our clients, often treating chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes and asthma. Whenever our clients need help from a specialist, we provide referrals to medical professionals in the community and then oversee their ongoing treatment via a nurse case manager.

Services provided:

  • Physical medical exams
  • Women’s health services
  • COVID-19 testing & vaccines
  • Cancer screenings and preventive medicine for cervical cancer and colon cancer
  • Counseling and referrals for breast cancer screening
  • Blood tests
  • TB screening, vaccines for Influenza and Pneumonia,
  • Prescriptions and medications
  • Hep A, Hep B vaccines and Hepatitis C testing & treatment
  • Hypertension testing & treatment
  • Chronic disease & medication management
  • Specialty referrals including x-ray and mammogram

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) we are able to offer our services to all, regardless of someone’s ability to pay. For anyone whose income is below the poverty line, our services are free. Individuals with incomes between 101% and 200% of the Federal Poverty Line are charged, using a sliding fee scale, with discounts based on family size and income. FQHCs qualify for enhanced reimbursement through Federal funding. Ritter Center also accepts Medi-Cal and Medicare.

Often, when one of our clients is hospitalized due to surgery or illness, they don’t have an adequate place to rest and recuperate. Ritter Center has partnered with Marin General, Novato Community Hospital and Homeward Bound to address this situation. Patients experiencing homelessness are discharged by their treating doctors to “medical respite beds” at Homeward Bound where they can recuperate, while also getting the medical care they need from our Ritter Center nurse practitioners.

Walk-ins are welcomed however scheduling an appointment is encouraged.

Caring For Your Mental Health

Our Behavioral Health Care team offers person-centered group and individual counseling and treatment to help our patients improve their mental health and tackle issues like addiction and anxiety.

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