About Shasta Cascade
SCHC offers the following services:
Annual & Seasonal Immunizations
Diabetes Education and Treatment
Telemedicine Specialist Consultations
(Partnership Patients Only)
Our Founder's Dream and Our Story
Mary “Bunny” Hearst-Ives was the great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, the iconic businessman credited with developing America’s largest newspaper and media company. Born on Easter Sunday, and therefore lovingly named Bunny, she was the force, soul and voice behind the conception and realization of McCloud Healthcare Clinic – a new form of “Mother McCloud”, which expanded to multiple clinics to serve the communities of South Siskiyou County and is today known as Shasta Cascade Health Centers.
Bunny had a vision, a dream of providing affordable, accessible, quality healthcare in McCloud. The dream became her passion to set up a clinic to serve a community which then had no access to basic medical care in the area.
The first grant for the clinic from the Hearst Corporation was the result of the efforts of Bunny and other committed community members. Considerable personal sacrifices from community members were made. Many donated their time and money. The hard work and efforts paid off, when on Aug 1, 2000, McCloud Healthcare Clinic opened its doors to serve the healthcare needs of the McCloud
Bunny didn’t stop there, and further led us as our first board president, to ensure we stayed true to our mission to serve the community. Unfortunately, following a long battle with cancer, she passed away at the Hearst Family Ranch in 2004 at the age of 51.
Since then, the clinic has expanded its services and centers to continue fulfilling Bunny’s dream of providing affordable and accessible healthcare with dignity and respect to our under-served, rural communities. Following her vision, we expanded and added a dental clinic, behavioral health services, a new clinic in Dunsmuir and expanded our services to Mount Shasta to meet the unmet medical, dental, and behavioral health needs of our communities.
We all follow the path of our own life and leave our footprints behind. Those footprints manifest themselves in ways we have touched and impacted the life of others in the community. The heart and soul of Shasta Cascade Health Centers is the manifestation and reflection of the way Bunny Hearst left her legacy and footprints, by touching the lives of thousands, and as we believe, still continues to do so every day.
The image below is the dedication to Mary “Bunny” Hearst-Ives that was presented in her honor on the 10 year anniversary of the McCloud Healthcare Clinic in 2010. A link to the news article about the event can be found below:
About the Area
For thousands of years Native Americans of the Shasta, Klamath, Pit, Modoc and Wintu tribes utilized the abundant natural resources of the Mount Shasta area. The first Europeans arrived in about 1820 when trappers came here for fur bearing animals. Silver and gold brought miners to this area after 1851, and when the railroad laid tracks through Strawberry Valley in 1887, the timber industry got underway.
Today, outdoor lovers—from extreme sports enthusiasts to family vacationers and retirees—are enjoying the vast recreational opportunities the Mount Shasta region has to offer.
“When I first caught sight of Mount Shasta over the braided folds of the Sacramento Valley, my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since.”
— John Muir, 1874
- from visitmtshasta.com
Dunsmuir, where you can walk from your motel to one of the best sport fishing streams in the country; enjoy a meal in a first-class restaurant; experience the relaxed, friendly ambiance of our historic railroad town.
You’ll feel like a time traveler as you stroll through our historic downtown. (For more on the town’s history, go to (Dunsmuir history) . Dunsmuir is the town that time forgot: A classic alpine village nestled in a river canyon, surrounded by pine forests and the majestic presence of Mount Shasta.
You’ll want to explore the natural wonders of the area: the falls at Hedge Creek and Mossbrae, the series of falls cascading along the McCloud River near the town of McCloud. The breathtaking, panoramic views of the Eddy and Trinity mountain ranges as seen from the slopes of Mount Shasta and from the North Trail at Lake Siskiyou.
- from dunsmuir.com
Nestled on the southern slope of beautiful Mt Shasta, McCloud offers family fun and year-round recreation opportunities! The entire downtown area of McCloud is a Nationally Registered Historic District, with seventeen buildings designated as landmarks from 1896 to 1963 when the McCloud River Railroad and Lumber Company operated the town.
With a variety of accommodations including casual and luxury lodgings, RV Parks, campgrounds, fine dining, square dancing, shopping and more, historic McCloud is perfect for romantic getaways or family fun vacations. From boating, kayaking, cycling, golf, fly-fishing, hiking, rock climbing, spelunking and whitewater rafting in the summer to snowshoeing, sledding, snowmobiling, downhill ski and snowboarding, and cross-country skiing in the winter, there are miles of trails, lakes, wild and scenic rivers and wilderness to explore around McCloud.
In McCloud, you will experience shopping from a bygone era, where shopkeepers are friendly and attentive to your needs and where shops are filled with unique gifts, apparel, outdoor gear, fine wines, antiques, and homemade treats.
Shasta Cascade Health Centers is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) group comprising three health centers in south Siskiyou County. We are a comprehensive primary healthcare organization dedicated to building a healthy community and improving the individual health, well-being and quality of life for everyone.
“We are committed to the mission of Shasta Cascade Health Centers,
which is to offer quality health care services to our communities
in an environment that is friendly, compassionate and caring.”
Shasta Cascade Health Centers receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals. Shasta Cascade Health Centers is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.
Medical insurance is not required to receive services at our Clinics.