Seneca Healthcare District
Seneca Healthcare District was established in 1952 to meet the healthcare needs of the area residents. Seneca Healthcare District, a public general acute care facility, receives tax support and is a political subdivision of the State of California. The existing hospital began operation in 1954. Much of the original acute care structure is still in use today.
In 1976, a Skilled Nursing Facility (S.N.F) was approved by a vote of the district residents and was constructed as a south wing to the existing hospital. The S.N.F provides Long Term care services to our elder population who are unable to live at home due to health care needs.
Seneca hospital has 10 acute care beds and 16 skilled nursing/long term care beds. Other services provided by the District include outpatient laboratory and x-ray services including mammography, sonography, CT scanning including bone density, anesthesia, inpatient and outpatient surgical services, stress testing, respiratory care, nutritional counseling, EKG, and patient education.
Additionally, we provide emergency services. The emergency room has a physician on call 24 hours daily. Emergency response is provided by the Chester Fire Department, Westwood Fire Department and the Peninsula Fire Department ambulances. The ambulance services are staffed by Paramedics and/or Emergency Medical Technicians qualified to deliver advanced cardiac life support. Emergency transfers to hospitals in Chico, Reno, or other urban areas are available by aircraft and ground transport.
In 1996, a hospital-based outpatient clinic including family practice physicians, surgeons, and consulting specialists was established. The District’s medical staff represents specialties in cardiology, internal medicine, orthopedics, pathology, radiology, podiatry, ophthalmology, and urology.
The District is pleased to acknowledge the support of over 100 volunteers who provide services through membership in the Seneca Hospital Auxiliary.
130 Brentwood Drive
Chester, CA 96020
Phone: (530) 258-2151