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02/26/2021 - Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Specifically for 70 years & Older / Phase 1a Groups: February 26,
Sutter Creek, CA...Please be advised these clinics additionally include Amador residents 70 years and older ONLY. If individuals present to the clinic who do not qualify, they will be asked to reschedule at a time appropriate to their phase/tier. Vaccine is in very limited supply. Be assured that when Amador County has additional allocation of vaccine, more clinics will be offered to 70+ and in the future to other age groups.

Of note: Proof of Amador County residency and verification of age will be required.

Using Chrome browser, an iPad or an iPhone works best with the registration system. Internet Explorer is incompatible with the registration system.

The upcoming clinics will be held at the Health & Human Services Building located at 10877 Conductor Blvd, Sutter Creek CA 95685 (off lower Ridge Road). Those eligible individuals with an appointment will follow signage to the back of the building and park in the designated areas identified by orange traffic cones.

Please be advised that appointment slots are limited and may fill up quickly. Each of the two links below are unique to specific day and time slots available. If one clinic is full, please check additional day/time link. Your opportunities for vaccination are:

Friday, February 26th , 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday, February 26th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

02/13/2021 - Fall in Love with Copper Valley on February 13th
Copperopolis, CA...Fall in Love with Copper Valley on Feb. 13th Featuring Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation 11AM-4PM. This Valentine's Day, honor your loved ones by purchasing a piece of art for the new Copperopolis Family Medical Center. Artwork will be displayed and available for purchase in The Town Square on Saturday, February 13th from 11am - 4pm. Donors will have the opportunity to pick from 18 different pieces ranging from $350 to $2250

The artwork will be placed in the Copperopolis Family Medical Center with a plaque naming the donor or a loved one. For more information and details on how you can support the Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation please contact CJ Singh at cj.singh© or (209) 754-2624. Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation
02/18/2021 - Winter Wellness is Focus of MTMC Virtual Event! Online Workshop is Feb. 18
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center will host a virtual workshop on Feb. 18 focusing on Winter Wellness with tips to help folks overcome “The Winter Blues.” It will be held via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. You must register in advance on the MTMC Webpage. "Every year winter weather can limit activities and make a person feel sluggish, even depressed," says Doug Archer, MTMC President and CEO. "It's commonly called the 'Winter Blues' or 'Seasonal Slump’ -- and because of the pandemic, it could be worse for many people this year."

"Our Winter Wellness workshop will include MTMC experts providing a strategy that includes tasty, healthy foods, stay-at-home fitness and embracing your emotional being."

He adds, "We are also including a focus on arthritis – which can become more of a challenge for folks during winter months. If you are the one in five Americans living with this painful condition, our medical team will provide insights to help you in this workshop."

Dr. Pravina Somani will address why arthritis can worsen in cold weather, how you can better handle the symptoms and treatment options to consider. Hospital Nutrition Services will demonstrate Easy Recipes for
Savory Winter Dishes and the MTMC Physical therapy Team will share Stay-At-Home Fitness Tips.

Archer will co-host Winter Wellness with Kathy Northington, MTMC Community Board Chair and retired Calaveras County School Superintendent. They will also share insights into Coping With Seasonal Slump.

You must register to participate in the virtual workshop. Go to

MTMC has gone virtual to continue its ongoing A Plan 4 Me workshop series in spite of pandemic restrictions on in-person gatherings. Winter Wellness is the second virtual workshop. The first, on Oct. 29, was dedicated to women’s health issues.


About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, Critical Access Hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad range of
specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers. More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. For more information, please visit our
website at Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.
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