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August Healthy in Homer! Your monthly local health & wellness e-newsletter from SPH.

August is upon us! What a beautiful summer we have had so far, the bursting colors are vibrant and the pulse of the season continues in full swing. The yearly pilgrimage to China Poot for salmon yet again sustains our bellies and our freezers, and the berries have announced their early arrival in an abundance of flavor and quantity. The hot pink fireweed have zipped their way to the tops of the stalks quicker than usual, yet can still be found gracing the hillsides with an elation of brightness. Hot pink is my all-time favorite color in nature- from the roses to the fireweed to the peonies, I am here for it!

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SPH Foundation hosts first annual Bounty on the Bay

Join us Thursday, August 18th, 2022 from 6pm to 9pm on the deck of Broken Oar Oyster Bar for an evening of live music, great food and fabulous fun while supporting South Peninsula Hospital Foundation. Cosmic Creature Club will be playing old time jazz, swing and boogie, while you enjoy flavors of the sea and beyond from broken Oar Oyster Bar and Vida’s Thai Restaurant. Tickets are $125 and include ample hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Join us to learn more about the Foundation, the future vision for South Peninsula Hospital and to make your commitment to community well-being.

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Hours change at hospital’s Covid-19 Test and Vaccine Clinic on July 1st

Effective July 1, the hours of operation at South Peninsula Hospital’s Covid-19 Test and Vaccine Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street will be 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends. PCR Covid-19 testing will be offered at the walk-up clinic, no appointment necessary, Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Insurance will be billed for testing. Those […]

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Patient Protections Against Surprise Billing
You have rights and protections against surprise medical bills when getting treated by out-of-network providers, and you have a right to get a “Good Faith Estimate” for services if uninsured or not using insurance. See our Pricing and Estimates page for more detail.