The Rural Health Clinic also provides medical visits with our Nurse Practitioner on Monday and Tuesday, and walk-in appointments are always welcome!
Rural Health Center
1028 West Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear City Ca 92314
To schedule a dental appointment, please call (909) 878-8221.
Dental hours: Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
To schedule a medical appointment, please call (909) 878-8246.
Walk in medical hours: Monday and Tuesday 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
Maintaining an active independent lifestyle is an integral part of living in or visiting Big Bear. We can help relieve your symptoms, improve your health and physical abilities, and most importantly we want you to return to a healthy lifestyle. The Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants of Bear Valley Community Healthcare District offer up-to-date skills and treatment available.
Physical therapy is provided when someone falls, hurts a shoulder, twists a knee or ankle, has head or neck aches, experiences low back or leg pain or if there are difficulties with balance and coordination.
We offer physical therapy services to Hospital patients as well as Out-patients. We treat a variety of patients and community members: post-surgical patients, seniors, adults, and children. We strive to provide the best, current research-based services possible for all patients and to assist all ages and abilities in reaching their goals. Physical therapy helps so you can live life actively with excellent balance and coordination.
By asking your doctor for a prescription for physical therapy, then the insurance usually authorizes the treatment. Once the treatment is authorized you can call to schedule an appointment at BVCHD Physical Therapy. We usually can start you as soon as possible.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call (909) 878-8222.
Pulmonary Function Testing – This test measures how much air you can breathe in and out, and how fast you can move air. This test also measures the severity of disease, and how well lungs deliver oxygen to the blood. Electrocardiogram (EKG) – This test checks for problems with the electrical activity of the heart. ABG (Arterial Blood Gas) – This test measures the acidity (PH) and levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood from an artery. The results show how well a person’s lungs can move oxygen into blood, and remove carbon dioxide from the blood.
ECAT Monitor – A device that records and provides continuous cardiac monitoring, over an extended period of time. It is used to capture cardiac arrhythmias, palpitations, slow or irregular heartbeats.
Laboratory operates on a first come first serve basis.
Physicians may fax orders to Admitting at 909-878-8283.
Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30AM-5:00PM. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Outpatient services offered by the Laboratory:
For questions regarding lab work, you may contact the Lab directly at 909-878-8242.
Computed tomography, or CT scan, is also known as a CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan. Bear Valley Community Hospital state-of-the-art multi-slice CT scanner is a high quality piece of equipment that combines traditional x-ray technology with computer technology. CT scanning allows your physician to see a detailed image of your body or internal organs with a high-resolution 3-D image. The CT Scanner is a diagnostic tool that provides a quicker, more accurate diagnosis of many medical conditions that are very difficult to detect with regular x-rays. CT scanning is painless, non-invasive and involves minimal radiation exposure, due to thin beam scanning technology.
After you change into an examination gown, a Certified Radiology Technologist who is specially trained in imaging procedures will comfortably position you on the CT exam table. You will lie face up as you pass through the opening of the scanner, called the gantry. The scanner is open-faced and non-claustrophobic. The CT scanner resembles a large ring, which rotates around your body at 360 degrees as it sends and picks up thin beam x-rays obtaining cross-sectional images. Each organ can be seen clearly without overlap from other organs in the body. Periodically, the technologist may use the intercom to ask you to hold your breath for a short period of time. This helps to create better pictures when scanning the abdomen or chest. Most CT examinations take approximately 15 to 45 minutes.
After your examination is complete, the radiologist checks the quality of the images taken. Occasionally, more scans may be needed. After you exam, you can eat and drink as you normally would and resume all of your regular activities. The radiologist will interpret the results of your examination and give a report to your physician.
If you’ve never had a mammogram, or you haven’t had one in over a year, you should consider making an appointment. No physician referral is necessary, and most insurance plans are accepted. Statistics show that mammograms and monthly self- checks are the most effective methods for detecting breast cancer early. The sooner you are diagnosed, the sooner you can be treated. You are never too old to have your first mammogram, and follow-up care is available from a local physician. The procedure is simple, non-invasive and is performed by one of our certified mammography technologists. Our equipment is accredited by the American College of Radiology, meeting tough Federal standards for performance.
Imaging scheduling for all services can be accessed by calling 909-878-8204.
No appointment necessary for most radiology procedures. CT and ultrasound require an appointment.
The WIC Program is open Monday-Wednesday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00pm. We gladly accept walk-ins.
Call (866) 327- 3074 for more information or to make an appointment.
Air Methods Advantage provides you and your family the security of knowing you’re covered if there is a need for a loved one to be transported via air ambulance anywhere in our large service area.
With Air Methods Advantage, the annual membership payment assures that covered family members enrolled in the program will not have to pay anything over and above the amount paid by their health insurance provider for a medically-necessary transport provided by Air Methods.