The Fairchild Community
The Fairchild Medical Center and its’ family of Clinics serves the rural populations of northern, western and eastern Siskiyou County. With a large geographic area coverage, patients who use the Fairchild facilities, range from Orleans, Seiad Valley and Happy Camp in the western part of the County, to the mountain valley communities of Fort Jones, Greenview, Etna and Callahan in Scott Valley; north to the Oregon Border with the towns of Hornbrook and Hilt; and east to Dorris and Tulelake. As well as communities from the areas of Somes Bar, Forks of Salmon, Sawyers Bar.
Fairchild Medical Center is an integral part of the communities we serve, not only as a healthcare facility, but also as one of the largest employers in Siskiyou County. The economic impact of the over 4oo hundred employees is significant to local businesses.
At 14, 179 feet (4321.8 meters), Mount Shasta it is the second highest peak in the Cascade Mountain Range and is the fifth highest peak in the State of California. The mountain was named from the native Karuk people’s language of Úytaahkoo or "White Mountain. The mountain is a potentially active volcano located at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County. Mt. Shasta has an estimated volume of 85 cubic miles (350 km3), which makes it the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc.
The mountain and its surrounding area are managed by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The National Forest draws visitors from around the world and offers activities from camping and hiking, to hunting, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, rafting and mountain biking.