Butte Glenn Medical Society

What Physicians are accepting new patients?

There are physicians throughout Butte and Glenn counties. You are encouraged to search on the internet to find physicians in locations that are convenient to you. Please understand that even before the Camp Fire destroyed the healthcare infrastructure in Chico, Paradise and Magalia, primary care providers have been in short supply. Butte and Glenn counties are considered rural, and most rural California counties are suffering from this shortage.

You must call the physicians’ office to ask if they are accepting new patients, how long it will take to be seen and what insurance they will take. We will make every effort to update this list frequently (last updated March 6,2019):

Northern Valley Indian Health is giving priority to Camp Fire survivors, even those who are not Native Indian. They offer comprehensive services that include dental, behavioral health, addiction treatment and more. There are several clinics in Chico which are handled through their main phone line: (530) 896-9400.

Ampla Health in Magalia (530) 873-5030 and Orland (530) 865-5544 have lesser wait times:

Paradise Medical Group (PMG) relocated to Chico and is located at 277 Cohasset Road after the fire. Their group has a nurse practitioner to help accept more patients and may be able to accept new Medicare patients. (530) 872-6650.

Mangrove Medical Group, as of December 19, 2018, was accepting new patients. (530) 345-0064

Concierge or Direct Pay (no insurance plans):

Premier Primary Care: (530) 809-0674

Veterans

Chico Outpatient Clinic – VA Northern California Health Care System: (530) 879-5000

Butte County Public Health has clinics in Chico.

Specialty physicians

Some specialty physicians in Chico such as Dermatologists are not accepting new patients. You are encouraged to use our Physician Finder {{{link to page}}} and search for physicians in nearby communities such as Oroville or farther to Lincoln and Roseville.

Emergency Care

Call 911. All 4 hospitals in Butte County are functioning:

  • Enloe Medical Center is in Chico.
  • Feather River Hospital in Paradise is continuing to provide care and reopened a clinic in late February 2019.
  • Oroville Hospital in Oroville has some construction but is fully functioning.
  • Orchard Hospital in Gridley is also available.

The Butte-Glenn Medical Society is a non-profit organization of physician leaders. We try to be a resource for the community by referring our members. However, we are not currently funded to handle the many phone calls we receive every day asking for assistance. We do not track which physicians take what insurance, nor do we know how long it will take for their practices to schedule appointments.

We understand this situation is difficult. You are encouraged to reach out to your representatives and advocate for change. Meanwhile, the Butte-Glenn Medical Society and the California Medical Association are looking at long-term, sustainable solutions to recruit more physicians and other healthcare providers to our area. These programs include:

  • Loan forgiveness for physicians who accept Medicarecovered patients in this area;
  • ​​​​​​​Increasing physician residency programs in the area;
  • Partnering with the California Telehealth Network to use technology;
  • Provide scholarships to inspire local high school and CSU Chico premed students to pursue a medical education.

We partner with Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) and have a strong partnership with Butte County Healthcare Collaborative to find solutions. We are preparing a communications plan that will raise the access of care issue to statewide recognition.

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