HEMET, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Optum workforce members, neighborhood leaders and residents at this time celebrated the grand opening of the Optum-Hemet Clinic and Group Middle with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and neighborhood open home. The brand new clinic, pharmacy and neighborhood middle addresses a clinician scarcity in Hemet and makes it simpler for individuals to get the well being care providers they want in a single location.
The built-in facility gives a full vary of main care providers for kids and adults, an on-site pharmacy, radiology imaging providers, entry to an adjoining neighborhood middle and, coming quickly, an on-site laboratory. The neighborhood middle features a free full-service health club, a multipurpose room for wholesome life-style lessons and neighborhood rooms for small group gatherings. There may be additionally a social employee who helps individuals join with meals banks, transportation and different neighborhood assist providers.
“We wish to make it simpler for individuals to entry the well being care and social assist they want,” mentioned Dr. Amar Desai, CEO, Optum California. “By bringing collectively a number of well being care providers underneath one roof we hope to enhance the well being and wellness of the Hemet neighborhood.”
Riverside County has well being care entry challenges. The Health Resources and Services Administration has designated Hemet as a “Well being Skilled Scarcity Space.” As well as, in line with the California Healthcare Foundation, the Inland Empire has fewer main care and specialty physicians per 100,000 residents than different California areas. The area has solely 42 main care physicians per 100,000 residents, in contrast with 60 statewide, and simply 83 specialists per 100,000 individuals, in contrast with 131 statewide.
“Rising entry to well being care is important,” mentioned Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa), who attended the ribbon-cutting occasion. “I’m happy to be right here and tour this new facility and recognize Optum’s dedication to bettering the well being and wellness of the Hemet neighborhood.”
Open to most of the people, the brand new neighborhood middle presents instructional and entertaining packages and lessons for all ages, together with health for all capacity ranges, arts and crafts, and well being and wellness subjects. The middle will host in-person lessons and packages in compliance with following state and native COVID-19 tips.
As a part of the grand opening occasion, Optum introduced a $1,000 grant to the Salvation Military to assist the group’s summer season packages. “We’re excited to have the Optum-Hemet Clinic open its doorways in our neighborhood,” mentioned Lieutenant James Fleming, corps officer, Salvation Military. “We stay up for partnering with the clinic for future occasions to assist the neighborhood of Hemet thrive.”
Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, visitors had been invited to tour the brand new clinic and study extra concerning the providers that will probably be out there for the neighborhood. Group middle lessons are open to the general public for free of charge. Class registration and extra data could be discovered at OptumCare.com/HemetValley.
About Optum California
Optum California is an built-in well being system that serves 2 million sufferers throughout Southern California via its household of medical teams and supplier networks, together with OptumCare Medical Group, HealthCare Companions, AppleCare Medical Group, Monarch HealthCare, PrimeCare Medical Community and Beaver Medical Group. Extra data is at www.optum.com/california.