The new $32 million OLE Health Napa Valley Vintners South Napa Campus clinic is getting prepped to start receiving patients next month.
OLE Health held a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening event on May 22 — with about 400 attendees — to celebrate its new 29,000-square-foot facility, located at 300 Hartle Court in the South Napa Century Center shopping venue.
“This isn’t just another building. This place is special,” said Alicia Hardy, CEO of OLE Health, a federally qualified health center. “Just imagine one of our more than 37,000 patients we serve walking into this beautiful building on June 3, walking in here as a patient who feels cared for, who feels valued.”
Those 37,000 patients, including 8,000 children, will have access to a wide range of health care services provided under one roof.
The additional space and innovative building design means OLE Health will be able to closely manage comprehensive treatment plans that incorporate primary care, women’s health, mental health, dental care, dietitians and more. The facility includes 18 patient exam rooms, nine dental operatories and 10 consult rooms.
“As a community health center, we’re leading the way in integrating the care our patients receive,” Hardy said.
The facility will also offer patients new services, including a triage unit, a teaching kitchen, optometry and a community garden.
OLE Health was founded in 1972 and now provides care to one in six adults in Napa County, including more than 4,000 agricultural workers, the organization said.
Napa Valley Vintners, a winery trade group whose annual benefit auction has supported OLE Health and other local education and health organizations, donated $6 million to kick-start OLE’s effort to raise $15 million for the project.
“Since our first small grant in 1984, we have worked closely with OLE Health, investing a total of over $40 million in funds raised at Auction Napa Valley with them as our largest nonprofit partner,” said David Pearson, chairman of the trade group’s board of directors. “We are honored to support an organization that delivers efficient, high-quality and compassionate care to so many, including uninsured and underinsured clients.”
After raising funds, the project broke ground two years ago. A combined gift of $2 million from Louis & Evalyn Trinchero and Trinchero Family Estates, as well as contributions from individual donors, also helped the campaign reach its goal. The Peter A. & Vernice H. Gasser Foundation donated the land on which the new facility was built, and also contributed funds.
OLE Health operates several health center locations throughout the Napa Valley and in Fairfield.
NapaSport Steakhouse, Southside Café, Napkins Bar + Grill, and NakedWines.com donated wine and food for the grand-opening event, which was coordinated by the Napa Chamber of Commerce.
OLE Health fast facts
37,055 patients served
4,000-plus farmworkers and/or their family members served
300 = average number of new patients registering each month
1 in 4 children in Napa County come to OLE Health for care
1 in 6 adults in Napa County come to OLE Health for care
74% of OLE Health patients live at or below 200% federal poverty level
9 Napa Valley locations, including the new South Napa Campus and two Fairfield locations in Solano County
Only provider in Napa County accepting new Medi-Cal pediatric patients and Denti-Cal
Only 1 of 2 providers in the city of Fairfield accepting Denti-Cal
Source: OLE Health