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SANTA ROSA -- The Vista Family Health Center, the newest member of the Santa Rosa Community Health Centers family of health centers, opened on Nov. 8 and started seeing patients two days later.
Located at 3569 Round Barn Circle in the Fountaingrove Executive Center, this 42,500-square-foot, two-story facility is home to 150 staff members and 56 examination rooms.
Three years of planning came to completion within 16 months for the $17.7 million building retrofit project.
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“The Vista center adds capacity for 10,000 to 15,000 new patients and more coordinated patient care,” said Naomi Fuchs, CEO of Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, formerly known as Southwest.
The Santa Rosa Community Health Centers team expects to see 40,000 patients annually as part of a total of 130,000 annual visits for all eight network sites in fiscal year 2011.
The Vista health center provides a variety of primary care and family practice services for Medi-Cal and Medicare patients as well as for uninsured and underinsured people in Santa Rosa.
Program offerings include primary care, family planning, obstetrics, health education, HIV treatment, mental health services, eye exams, diabetes programs, medications, breast and cervical cancer screening and insurance application assistance.
“Access to primary care is a big issue in our community. Sometimes new patients have had to wait up to three months before their first visit. We now have more providers, case managers and staff, and our entire network of offices is utilizing the same electronic medical records system. This enables us to offer a more coordinated and improved quality of care as well as an enhanced patient experience,” Ms. Fuchs said.
Vista is also affiliated with the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency program, which also moved to the Vista Family Health Center.
Other Santa Rosa Community Health Centers include the Lombardi Court Health Center, Santa Rosa Homeless Clinic, Elsie Allen Health Center, Roseland Children’s Health Center, Southwest Adult Day Services and the Turning Point Satellite Clinic.
Napa’s Clinic Ole set to open new clinics next year
NAPA COUNTY -- Community Health Clinic Ole is putting finishing touches on a trio of new clinics that will open in 2011 between January and March.
The first, located at 1100 Trancas St., next to Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, will occupy 3,900 square feet of newly remodeled space and is designed to serve as an Ob/Gyn clinic. It is scheduled to open in January.
The second clinic, set to open for business on Feb. 20, is a manufactured structure made off site and delivered in two sections. It will comprise a new wing that will be added to an existing building at the Napa Clinic Ole location at 1141 Pear Tree Lane.