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Camarena Health Comes To Oakhurst

Camarena Health, the largest provider of primary care services in Madera County, is coming to Oakhurst, bringing local jobs, and providing another choice for health care in the mountain area.

They will be holding a Job and Health Fair in their new location in the Sierra Star parking lot, former home of Fullmer’s Appliances at 49185 Road 426, on Saturday, June 16, 2012, from 11am to 2pm.

The combination Job and Health Fair will offer the mountain community two things. Residents will have access to free blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, nutritional education and several other health related services. Secondly, there will be employment opportunites available, including two certified medical assistants, two front support reception positions, and one Family Practice M.D. Camarena Health’s Director of Human Resources, Mary Moxley, will be available for inquiries about these job opportunities.

Camarena Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, is currently providing medical, dental, laboratory, and health education services to the communities of Chowchilla and Madera with plans to open a this new facility in Oakhurst in late July 2012. The hours of operation will be limited in the beginning to about 3 days per week, with those hours extended as need demands.

One of the things they offer is providing insurance enrollment services; assisting patients in finding county, state or federal programs for which they may be eligible, and offering guidance for enrolling in those programs. Camarena accepts most private insurances, Medicare and Medi-Cal, and they also welcome the uninsured to their facility.

For those who are uninsured, Camarena Health has a sliding fee scale that allows patients to receive services for a fee ranging from $35 to $75. The fee is determined by household income and family size, and there are staff available to help the uninsured find a program for which they may qualify.

Camarena Health received a grant from the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians in the amount of $66,000 to assist with the remodeling of their new location in Oakhurst.

Paulo Soares, CEO of Camarena Health, states, “We are extremely grateful for this grant and for the opportunity to expand our medical services to serve the residents of Oakhurst and the surrounding communities. We take great pride in providing these services and look forward to working with the residents of Oakhurst.

More information about services offered as well as upcoming events can be found at www.camareanahealth.org.

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