The City of Mt. Shasta is fortunate to have the finest medical professionals and the latest healthcare technologies, providing residents with compassionate, quality service. With numerous physicians, surgeons and various other highly skilled medical professionals in and around the city, the quality of healthcare is superb in a very rural area.
Siskiyou County benefits from a multitude of state-of-the art health facilities with over 75 physicians and surgeons. Within the county are two medical centers, one in the City of Mt. Shasta with 55 total bed capacity.
The county has available two convalescent hospitals, five assisted living centers, seven out-patient physical rehabilitation facilities, 10 community clinics, 13 psychologists, and numerous home health agencies, three facilities serving people with developmental disabilities, 28 dentists, eight optometrists, 27 chiropractors, and 12 physical therapists.
With our pristine glacial waters, and natural mineral springs, pure mountain air and unsurpassed scenery, the area has long been the destination resort and rejuvenation for natural health and personal enrichment. Mount Shasta has been considered a sacred mountain and draws thousands of spiritual seekers yearly who are on sacred journeys, pilgrimages, vision quests, healing retreats. There is an abundant of natural healthful opportunities available in Mt. Shasta and there are a large number of alternative heath and wellness practitioners who offer a wide variety of healing modalities for mind, body, and spiritual health.
An active lifestyle and an abundance of recreational opportunities helps maintain the good health and physical fitness of many Mt. Shasta residents. There are many appealing options for keeping fit, such as swimming, boating, hiking, rock climbing, golf, tennis, bicycling, fishing, skiing, ice skating and other outdoor activities.
Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta
914 Pine Street, Shasta, CA 96067
A member of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) network of healthcare facilities
Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta is a non-profit healthcare facility, designated as a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and a member of the American Hospital Association.
With over 270 skilled professionals and support staff, approximately 45 active staff physicians and more than 100 helpful volunteers, Mercy Mt. Shasta is nationally rated as a leader in providing "5-star" world-class health care services.
- Level III Emergency/Trauma Unit
- Cancer Treatment Center (Chemotherapy and Radiation Oncology)
- Intensive Care Unit
- Medical/Surgical Unit
- Surgical Services (In-patient & Outpatient)
- Orthopedic Services Program (arthroscopy; hip resurfacing; minimally invasive hip, knee, back, shoulder surgeries; spinal compression; etc.)
- Ophthalmologic Services (cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, vitreous and retinal surgery, laser surgery, retinal tear treatment, etc.)
- Skilled Nursing Facility/Care Center
- Hospice Services
- Cardio-Pulmonary Services (ECG testing, pulmonary function testing, cardiac stress testing)
- Diagnostic Imaging (Nuclear Medicine, CT, MRI, Advanced Ultrasound, Mammography/CAD, Angiography, Interventional Imaging, Myelography
- Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapies (inpatient services, plus 3 out-patient locations: Weed, Lake Shastina, Mt. Shasta)
- Laboratory (diagnostic, pathology, blood bank)
- Nuclear Medicine
- Chaplain/Ministerial Services
- Transportation Services provided by Mercy Auxiliary Mt. Shasta
- Nutritional Services/Registered Dietitian
- Financial Patient Advisor Services
- Physician Directory Services
The majority of physicians on the medical staff are "Board Certified" in their specialty, which means they have taken additional oral and/or written examines designed to assess their knowledge, skills and experience in their specialty.
Physician specialties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Diseases/Surgery of the Retina/Macula Vitreous
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Practice
- General Surgery/Trauma/Vascular/Thoracic/Endoscopic
- Internal Medicine
- Radiation Oncology
- Sleep Studies
Heritage/Generosity of Spirit/Community Benefit
The Sisters of Mercy, an order of Catholic sisters based in Auburn, California, oversee the works of Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta. Built on a foundation of giving back to the community it serves, Mercy is set-apart by its religious heritage and culture and deeply held core values of dignity, stewardship, justice, collaboration, and excellence. The staff, physicians and volunteers are guided by a desire to serve the needs of the community with compassion and commitment to quality, with a respect for each individual. Mercy Foundation North, a non-profit organization sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn, develops, manages and distributes resources to support the continuation of the works of the Sisters of Mercy in the areas of health care, education and social services.
Mercy Mt. Shasta offers a variety of support groups, educational classes, seminars and screenings throughout the year to help keep the communities it serves healthy. As an integral and valued part of the community, Mercy Mt. Shasta is involved with area schools, the College of the Siskiyous, churches and local civic organizations. Local CHW/Mercy Mt. Shasta grants are provided every year to those area organizations who apply for funding for specific healthcare related projects, and high school/continuing education scholarships are awarded for students pursuing a career in the healthcare field.
Through focus on issues of "Community Benefit," Mercy Mt. Shasta seeks to address the unmet health-related needs of the communities it serves by performing a county-wide "Health Needs Assessment" every three years, through contract with a professional research firm. Results are compiled to determine the current health status, behaviors and needs of the county, and to provide strategic direction for Mercy Mt. Shasta. This Assessment illuminates basic goals required for community benefit planning: Improve residents' health status, increase their life spans, elevate overall quality of life, reduce the health disparities among area residents, increase accessibility to preventive services for all residents, and assist local medical centers in meeting Community Benefit requirements according to state legislation.
Mercy Mt. Shasta Community Clinic
912 Pine Street
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
Mt. Shasta Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic
Linda Stremel, Owner
633 Lassen Ln. Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
Mt. Shasta Physical Therapy offers highly skilled caring professionals with a team approach for fast recovery. They also provide individualized care and education, aquatic therapy and spa, and several low-impact, user-friendly exercise machines.
Siskiyou Medical Group
Mt. Shasta Offices:
822 Pine Street, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 (530) 926-5261
824 Pine Street, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 (530) 926-4528
4309 Stagecoach Rd., Dunsmuir, CA 96025 (530) 235-2205
50 Alamo Ave., Weed, CA 96094 (530) 938-3491
822-824 Pine Street, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-5261 - (530) 926-4528
Administration: 828 Pine St. (530) 926-6309
Billing Dept: 828 Pine St. (530) 926-5613
Siskiyou Medical Group is an association of physicians organized to provide high quality, cost effective medical care based on the Primary Care model. Our plan is to provide this comprehensive health care in cooperation with the hospitals and medical community. 24 Hour Coverage.
Shasta Family Care
Deborah Higer, MD
725 Pine Street
P.O. Box 1569
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067