Douglas T. Pleatman, M.D.
ER/Hospital Medical Director
Physician and Healer
Aviator and Adventurer
Mentor and Friend

Redwood Times Feature on Dr. Pleatman 05/28/2013
Times-Standard 11/24/2014


FREE Fitness Classes!
Now at College of the Redwoods Campus - Redwood Community Theatre,286 Sprowel Creek Road
Come Join US!
Wednesday 5:30-6:30 PM & Saturdays 9-10 AM

Affordable Care Act - ACA and YOU...
State, regional, and national health care changes are happening. Many of these changes are in response to the 2010 federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – ACA. You can learn more through resources here at Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District or by following any of the program specific links: 

Summary of changes to insurances in Humboldt County (Click HERE)

Covered California - the New Health Insurance Marketplace (Click HERE)

Medi-Cal Managed Care (Partnership HealthPlan) (Click Here)

Meet your community healthcare providers
Click on their names to view their bios: 


Clinic is open Monday-Friday
Appointments from 9-5
Walk-ins Welcome!

707-923-3925 Clinic

707-923-3921 Hospital

Patient Billing Assistance:


Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District Announces Billing Partnership with CBO Solution

Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (SHCHD)
has established a billing partnership with CBO Solution.  This new partnership was established to streamline the billing process for all SHCHD patients, seen through the Southern Humboldt Community Clinic and/or Jerold Phelps Community Hospital. CBO Solution is a national, full-service, billing expert that specializes in small rural healthcare facilities. While much of the SHCHD billing process will remain the same for patients, here are a few changes patients should expect:

  • Statements will look a bit different and have a different format
  • Payments will be mailed to a new address
  • Clinic and hospital statements will be printed on blue paper
  • Accounts combined into a payment plan will be printed on yellow paper
  • Questions, including those related to insurance, will be directed to CBO Solution at (toll free) 855/800-7032 which is available between 8am and 5pm PST. 

Although our billing process is changing, SHCHD payment policies are not. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call the SHCHD Business Office at 855/800-7032

SHCHD operates a small acute care district hospital, Jerold Phelps Community Hospital, in southern Humboldt County.  In some form, healthcare has been offered to the people of this community on this location since 1949.  The community hospital itself was formed in 1960, which eventually led to the formation of the Healthcare District in 1980.

Since that time there have been many changes, but the overall mission of the district has remained the same: to provide the highest level of quality care possible to serve the varying needs of our diverse population.

The hospital received Critical Access Hospital status in March, 2002, helping position us for a more sustainable future. 

District services include an acute care hospital, emergency, laboratory and radiology services, skilled nursing facility, and a Rural Health Clinic, the Southern Humboldt Community Clinic. 

With strong community support, including a supplemental property tax, SHCHD continues its work to assure quality healthcare for residents and visitors alike. 

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