Just months after opening Kaweah Delta is inviting the community of Exeter to see the new Exeter Women’s Health Clinic on San Juan and Crespi
EXETER – While Kaweah Delta’s premier women’s health clinic officially opened in August, they are finally ready to show the community all the improvements they have accomplished between 2017 and 2018 this Thursday, Jan. 10.
The clinic is part of a three clinic expansion project that is bringing needed health services to people in rural areas such as Lindsay, Exeter, and Dinuba.
The open house, which is also an Exeter Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Networking Mixer, will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Kaweah Delta Exeter Women’s Health Clinic, 1013 San Juan Ave., Building B., in Exeter.
The new Women’s Health Clinic added nine exam rooms and two procedure rooms to Exeter Health Clinic and allowed the Exeter clinic to expand patient capacity for Family Medicine and specialty services such as Pulmonary Care, Nephrology, Neurology, Dermatology, Orthopedics and more.
“Our health clinics play an important role. They provide care in communities that would not otherwise have access to care and by keeping people well in their communities, the clinics help take pressure off our Emergency Department,” said Dave Garrett, director of Kaweah Delta’s Rural Health Clinics, noting that about 40 percent of patients who come into Kaweah Delta’s Emergency Department do not have life-threatening illnesses or injuries. “The more we can increase access to health care in rural areas, the more pressure we can take off our Emergency Department. At the same time, those services are profitable and return money back to Kaweah Delta.”
The clinic expansion project has also:
- Doubled the size of the Lindsay Health Clinic and brought much needed mental health services to the Lindsay area. Patients are seen by psychiatrists, including resident physicians from Kaweah Delta’s Psychiatry Residency Program.
- Added five more exam rooms for women’s health services and a room to provide comprehensive perinatal services in the areas of nutrition, psychosocial and health education for women at Dinuba Health Clinic.
Construction on the expansion projects began in 2017, and was completed in 2018; Kaweah Delta received approval from the state to open in August.
Walk-in patients are welcome at all of Kaweah Delta Health Clinics and most insurance is accepted.