Adventist Health Sonora | Health Living | Summer 2020 • Healthy Living  3 IT’S LIKE A PERFECT STORM. Because of the pandemic, Adventist Health Sonora has had to cancel this year’s big fundraising events. But also because of the pandemic, the need for donations is on the rise. “Our community is very used to giving at our fundraising events,” says Kara Rachal, Director of Philanthropy. “Without those events, we’re looking at a pretty low fundraising year.” Where funds are needed Three funds need help right now: •  Project HOPE helps people in times of crisis. •  The Cancer Patient Support Fund pays for things not covered by health insurance. •  The Hospice Patient Support Fund supports compassionate end-of-life care. “Since the beginning of March, our Project HOPE fund has responded to over 45 requests for emergency support,” Rachal says. “We’ve provided over $40,000 through Project HOPE alone.” Additionally, Adventist Health Sonora associates recently exceeded a goal of raising $10,000 for Project HOPE that will be matched by an anonymous community donor, allowing a gift of What do your gifts pay for? “WE’RE SAFE, AND WE MISS YOU!” That’s what Alissa Ham, Practice Administrator for Clinic Services, wishes she could tell all Adventist Health Sonora clinic patients. Visits for both children and adults have fallen during the pandemic. One reason may be uncertainty about what is considered essential care, Ham says. Another may be fear of the virus—or concerns about costs. Why routine care is worth it For adults, putting off wellness checkups could make chronic conditions worse. Or you might miss the chance to catch a new problem early. For kids, skipping well-child checkups and shots could leave them vulnerable to dangerous childhood diseases. Your neighbors need your help Gas and grocery cards Utility bills Transportation Dental procedures Prescriptions Hotel stays Medical equipment Rent Funeral costs $20,000 to the Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency for the purchase of a refrigeration truck. How you can give Donate online at . Or mail your gift to: Adventist Health Sonora Philanthropy Office 1000 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370 “We want to thank all of our generous donors throughout our history, because they are the ones sustaining us right now.” —Kara Rachal To make an appointment, call: • Foothill Pediatrics at 532-5524 . • Rural Health Pediatric Care at 536-5120 . Keeping well, even during a pandemic How we’re protecting you Staff members are screened for COVID-19 symptoms daily, and patients are screened before each visit. Well visits and sick visits are scheduled at different times of day. When you arrive, you’ll be escorted straight to an exam room—no waiting around. And rooms are thoroughly cleaned between visits. Affordable options for kids Our pediatric clinics are now offering combined sports physicals and well-child checkups at a convenient flat rate. Foothill Pediatrics can bill your insurance or accept cash payment. Rural Health accepts Medi-Cal or cash.