Primary Care Services Expanded in the High Desert

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The Department of Public Health (DPH) is holding a grand opening at the Adelanto Health Center to celebrate its relocation to a new facility. The grand opening will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. located on 11336 Bartlett Avenue, Suite 11 Adelanto CA, 92301. Residents are encouraged to come and learn about services provided at the health center and get a chance to meet First District Board of Supervisor Robert A. Lovingood.

The Adelanto Health Center, recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), was originally a school-based clinic located at the Westside Park Elementary School in Adelanto. The Health Center was recently relocated to a larger, more accessible facility on Bartlett Avenue. Clinical services at the new FQHC facility began April 1, 2014. Along with the Hesperia Health Center, also operated by DPH, it is one of only two FQHCs fully serving the High Desert region.

“This larger, more accessible FQHC site will allow the Department to expand access to preventive and primary care services for the uninsured and underinsured residents,” stated Dr. Meaghan Ellis, Chief of Community Health Services/Health Center Director. “The FQHC designation allows the Department to access allocated federal and state grants that are only available to FQHC grantees, which can be used to continue enhancing services for High Desert communities.”

The Adelanto Health Center provides an array of primary care, mental health, and dental services. Services include health screening, referral services, immunizations, management of acute and chronic diseases, and preventive health education. The Adelanto Health Center also provides other services, including: Every Woman Counts (EWC) and Reproductive Health Services.

The Department will continue evaluating its service delivery systems to ensure current and future healthcare needs of the community are provided efficiently and cost effectively.

For more information or to access public health services contact the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health at 1 (800) 782-4264 or visit our website at www.sbcounty.gov/dph

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