Kaiser Permanente Opens Clovis Multi-Service Outpatient Clinic
Kaiser Permanente today will open a new $21 million, 65,000-square-foot outpatient clinic in Clovis in an effort to "better serve" the HMO's growing Central Valley membership, the Fresno Bee reports. The clinic, which expects to treat an estimated 38,000 patients annually, will have on staff 36 physicians specializing in adult medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. The clinic also will offer services including health education, behavioral medicine and physical therapy, laboratory and radiology services and a pharmacy. The opening of the Clovis clinic follows the June opening of Kaiser Permanente's $10.5 million clinic in Selma. The clinics will serve the 355,000 members in the HMO's Central California Service Area of Fresno, Madera, northern Kings and Tulare counties and San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. Dr. Charito Sico, physician-in-charge of the Clovis and Selma clinics, said the new clinic will provide "convenient health care services" for Clovis residents and could eliminate the need to seek care at Kaiser's north Fresno hospital campus, the Bee reports (Correa, Fresno Bee, 9/11).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.