The new Adventist Health Clinic opened its doors and began seeing patients on Monday, June 2. Clinic hours are 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.
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.
Those needing to see a doctor immediately 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 offered include family medicine, lab, X-ray, mammography and ultrasounds.
It is anticipated that an estimated 1,000 patients monthly will be seen at this site.
According to Diane Rose, the clinic's regional director, Adventist Health was selected as new ownership because of their focus and expertise in rural health care.
"This community is a huge tourist attraction," Rose said. "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."
By adding a clinic in Oakhurst, the Adventist Community Care network now makes up 33 hospital-based rural health clinics and is the second-largest in the nation.
Adventist Health is located at 48677 Victoria Lane, at the old Community Medical Center Urgent Care site.