Adventist Health to open June 2

May 27, 2014 

To prepare for the transition from Community Medical Center Urgent Care to Adventist Health, the clinic will close for five days — Wednesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 1 — and will re-open June 2 under new ownership.

To accommodate community members and visitors, the clinic will then be open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., for walk-ins, and Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for scheduled appointments.

"We were chosen because of our focus and expertise in rural health care," Diane Rose, the clinic's regional director said when speaking on the change in ownership.

"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," Rose added. "This community is a huge tourist attraction. 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."

The Oakhurst site expects to see 1,000 patients a month. 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.

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 clinic is located at 48677 Victoria Lane in Oakhurst.

Details: (559) 683-2711.

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