OAKHURST – On Monday, June 2, Adventist Health / Central Valley Network is opening a clinic in Oakhurst after taking over Urgent Care and the Rural Health Clinic.
To prepare for the transition, the clinic will close for five days beginning May 28 and reopen on June 2 under the new ownership. The clinic will then be open seven days a week to accommodate community members and visitors.
The Community Care Clinic in Oakhurst will begin welcoming patients in the upstairs and downstairs clinics in the two-story building formerly operated by Clovis Community Medical Center, who invited AH to take over operations.
“We were chosen because of our focus and expertise in rural health care,” says Diane Rose, the clinic’s regional director. By adding a clinic in Oakhurst, the Community Care network now makes up 33 hospital-based rural health clinics and is the second-largest in the nation. The Oakhurst site expects to see 1,000 patients a month.
“For us to come in and implement our model of care, it means a lot to the community, and they’re very excited to have us,” says Rose.
To prepare for the transition, the clinic will close for five days beginning May 28 and reopen on June 2 under the new ownership. The clinic will be open seven days a week to accommodate community members and visitors.
“The community is a huge tourist attraction,” says Rose. “It’s the Gateway to Yosemite but in the winter, due to weather, sometimes it’s difficult to get in and out, so the accessibility of our clinic is important.”
Both floors of the clinic will be utilized by current Oakhurst staff and physicians who have joined the network. Six providers will be on-hand: three physicians and three nurse practitioners. Patients who need to see a doctor right away will be able to make same-day appointments downstairs. Those who have scheduled appointments will go upstairs to see their regular doctor for physicals, pap smears and other wellness-related matters. Other services include family medicine, lab, X-ray, mammography and ultrasounds.
The clinic is located on 48677 Victoria Lane in Oakhurst. It will be open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for scheduled appointments and seven days a week, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. for same-day appointments. For more information, call 559-683-2711.
Adventist Health / Central Valley Network is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,600 includes more than 20,500 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,600 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 220 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit www.AdventistHealthCV.com for more information.