Greater Sacramento Area Resources for Sick Days
The greater Sacramento metropolitan area, including my sweet city of Roseville CA, is definitely
good-sized. It is 24th on the list of the biggest 51 metropolitan areas identified by the US Census Bureau based on the population counted in the 2010 Census.
To put it into perspective, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago were first, second, and third. San Francisco was in the middle at 11th, while Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI is 16th. Last, but certainly not least, are Salt Lake City, UT and Rochester, NY.
In spite of being a fairly large metro area, I still feel like I live in more of a mid-size area. I grew up in Southern California and as bad as traffic can be here (and trust me, I usually take surface streets), it's never been as bad as the L.A. traffic! We have so many lovely walking trails, nature preserves, parks (in addition to the 70+ in Roseville, the whole area boasts many small and large parks that are fun delights for all ages).
On any given weekend in our greater Sacramento area, you are likely to find small town delights within easy driving distance from festivals to parades to fun 10k runs for good causes and fun smiles.
But yes, we are a big metropolitan area, and while with that can come issues, there can also come some major advantages. I was reminded of those recently while recuperating from an unexpected surgery.
Greater Sacramento Area Health Resources
Great doctors, nurses, and hospitals. And not just one or two. We have several excellent ones throughout the area:
1.University of California, Davis Medical Center – #1 on the US News list of Best Hospitals in Sacramento, CA area at the time I am writing this. Click here for full info.
2. Kaiser Permanente – With hospitals including #2 and #4 on the US News list – click here for a list of all facilities including those that offer a farmer's market. The hospitals in the area include:
- Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center and Medical Offices
- Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center
- Sutter Amador Hospital | Jackson
- Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital | Auburn
- Sutter Center for Psychiatry | Sacramento
- Sutter Davis Hospital | Davis
- Sutter Medical Center | Sacramento
- Sutter Medical Foundation | Sacramento area
- Sutter Roseville Medical Center | Roseville
4. Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento CA
5. Dignity Health which includes
- Mercy General Hospital
- Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
- Mercy Hospital of Folsom
- Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
- Mercy San Juan Medical Center
- Woodland Healthcare
Greater Sacramento Area Shopping Resources
Even if you never have to have surgery, you might be caring for an elderly parent, overseeing a long-distance college student, or just having a bad week with too much to do and too little time to do it. The extra resources we have, living in a larger metropolitan area, are a big help for that as well. For example:
Safeway delivery services
We've actually used their services a few times over the past 10 or so years. When I broke my ankle, they were a life-saver. When loved ones were very ill over the years, I was able to do their grocery shopping for them even though I was several states away. They don't deliver everywhere. I don't know their exact area for our Sacramento area. But we've used them in 95747 and 95678 so I suspect 95661 would be able to as well. With Sacramento so big, I would imagine they'd go there as well. As far as other cities or for that matter, wherever you live, they write, “We offer delivery in many major U.S. cities and suburbs. To find out if we deliver to your area, enter your zip code on the “Sign In / Register” page.” Click here for their FAQs (frequently asked questions). Or just click here to get started.
Couple of tips.
- If you spot any special offers with coupon codes, write those down right away. If it's your first time, they generally offer free deliver for the first time. But when I started the process, I spotted a free package of water and a free something else. I thought it would pop back up and didn't think to write it down and never saw those again. 😉
- They have a cool app as well!
Raley's – Bel Air
Raley's has added delivery services as well. In fact, I wound up being their very first delivery customer at one of their Roseville stores a couple months ago. It was a huge help in the midst of a minor crisis! 🙂
Amazon 2 day, next day, and now – even same day!
I've long been a member of Amazon Prime and really appreciate it. With family and loved ones all across the country, it really has saved me headaches and money over the years. I have especially appreciated being able to get food or needed supplies (including diapers for sick grandkids, applesauce for sick senior parents, etc.) to loved ones fairly quickly, even if they lived in more rural areas. No grocery delivery services have ever been offered in some of those locales and it did take an extra day to get there but occasionally when the need was great, I'd pay extra for next day (which was actually 2 day for them.).
Here in the greater Sacramento metropolitan area, Amazon is even speedier and recently they even added same day delivery service on some items. I test drove it this weekend, just for y'all. And yes! It worked like a charm. I ordered an item mid-morning, paid a bit extra, and it arrived about 7 pm that night. I won't be using it routinely. I prefer NOT to pay the extra fee. And rarely need something that fast. Plus the supply is limited on what can be delivered that quickly.
They also state that in some urban areas you can get items within 2 hours using their app. I've checked but so far that doesn't include my area. It does, however, include the Sacramento urban area as you can see from this fun news video. The nice thing about the 1 hour option is that it also includes groceries as an option to buy. Again, quite handy for those recovering from illness and not ready to head to the store, as well as long distance or uber busy caregivers. [UPDATE 6/3/20 – sadly, the speediness of Amazon has taken a dramatic hit during the Corona Virus. Hopefully once the Quarantine is over, it will once again speed up. )
Great Resources in Greater Sacramento Roseville Area
I'm feeling much better now – on the road to full recovery. Not soon enough for one very special thing I had to miss, but thanks to the great care from my doctors and nurses, I'm doing a WHOLE lot better than before and very grateful for so many terrific resources for health issues and crises in our lovely and large greater Sacramento metropolitan area including Roseville and the whole Placer county.