Big Bear Valley is an ever growing and ever changing community that our clinic serve on a daily basis ranging from babies to seniors.
We often collaborate with our community partners to provide outreach and education to the public. We also provide vaccines through the Vaccine For Children program to better serve the community. We are constantly improving services, equipment and staff to meet your unique needs.
The following medical services are provided at our Family Health Center:
|David||Horner||MD||Family Practice/ Addiction Medicine|
|Sandeep||Sangodkar||DO||Internal Medicine/ Cardiology|
|Kastubh||Patankar||MD||Internal Medicine/ Cardiology|
Roshan Melvani MD Orthopedics
Sophia. Fong PA Family Practice
Carly Bronson FNP Family Practice
Prashanth Kumar MD Nephrology
*We gladly accept PPO Insurance, Medicare, MediCal, and private pay clients with a substantial discount to patients who pay at the time of service.Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
*Service provisions may be dependent on type of insurance or referral provided
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call (909) 878-8246.*Service provisions may be dependent on type of insurance or referral provided.
The BVCHD Rural Health Clinic in partnership with The Center for Oral Health is open for dental services for all ages who are Medi-Cal eligible, Monday through Friday. Our Dental Hygienist is on site Monday through Friday providing general screenings and cleanings. Our Dentist is available for dental procedures Monday through Friday. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (909) 878-8221
DDS Dental Director Dr. D’Auria
Michelle Rossell, RDH
Rosie Silva, RDH
Rural Health Center
1028 West Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear City, CA 92314
To schedule a medical appointment, please call (909) 878-8246.
Walk in medical hours: Monday and Tuesday 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
To schedule a dental appointment, please call (909) 878-8221.
Dental hours: Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
*Children must have qualifying MediCal benefits
For questions or more information please call our Oral Health Navigator at (909)-878-2327.
Dental hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
Rural Health Center
1028 West Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear City, CA 92314
The Rural Health Clinic also provides medical visits with our Nurse Practitioner on Monday and Tuesday, and walk-in appointments are always welcome!
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.
Bear Valley Community Healthcare District’s Skilled Nursing Facility is a 21-bed unit for long term care, and the only Skilled Nursing Facility in the community. Our Skilled Nursing Facility offers highly personalized service with an around-the-clock staff, including a licensed nurse on every shift. The unit’s activity department provides classes, games and social time for residents, depending on each person’s ability and skill level.
Residents have menu choices daily and enjoy community outings in good weather, as each resident’s health allows. During monthly council meetings, residents, family and staff discuss problems, concerns or ideas and are encouraged to assist with the direction of individual care.
Interested families should call the Case Management office at (909) 866-6501 ext. 8239 to set up an appointment to determine if the family member qualifies to become a resident.
We are located in the west wing of the hospital.
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.
Mental health strengthens and supports our ability to: Have Healthy Relationships with others Make good life choices Maintain physical health and well-being Handle the natural ups and downs of life Discover and grow toward our full potential When we are free of depression, anxiety, excessive stress and worry, addictions and other psychological problems, we are more able to live our lives to the fullest.
The Family Health Center can now provide care to patients experiencing issues that affect their emotional, psychological and social well being through the use of Telemental health. Through state of the art technology, patients are able to see a mental health professional as if they were in the same room.
We have therapists, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists on staff.
To make an appointment or obtain more information regarding this service please call the Family Health Center at (909) 878-8246.
Bear Valley Community Healthcare District’s Health information Management (HIM) provides information management applied to health and health care. We can help acquire, analyze and protect digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care.
An authorization is required to be signed by either the patient or the patient’s authorized representative*. Please download, print, complete, and sign the “Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Health Information” form.
*Authorized representative includes parent of a minor patient (under 18 years of age), legal guardian, or is named in the patient’s Advance Health Care Directive as agent to make health care decisions. Proof of representation will be required before records will be released to anyone other than the patient.
Fax: (909) 878-8281
Health Information Management Department
Bear Valley Community Healthcare District
P.O. Box 1649
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Drop Off Address:
Bear Valley Community Hospital
41870 Garstin Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact information for the Health Information Management Department: Phone: 909-878-8273
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Our Patient Portal is temporarily unavailable for clinical documents due to technical difficulties. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have for you. Please call 909-878-8256 for assistance.
If you have registered for our patient portal, you can access via this link: www.thrivepatientportal.com
If you have not yet registered for our patient portal, and would like to register, please call the Bear Valley Community Hospital Health Information Management Department at 909-878-8273 so we can send a registration link to your e-mail.
The Classes and Resources The MOM & DAD Project offers:
To book your spot in a class or for more information, please call (909) 878-2326.
We are located in the Brenda Boss Resource Center in the north end of the building.
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.
Enrollment is strictly confidential, voluntary, and covered by most private and government insurance.
Private rates available upon request. We accept patients from 8am-5pm by calling our intake number 909-878-8203 or 909 878-2362.