Family HealthCare Network opens 2nd clinic in Farmersville
Family HealthCare Network’s Farmersville East Health Center is organization’s 38th site, 33rd health center in the Valley
FARMERSVILLE – Less than two months after announcing its expansion in Fresno and Tulare Counties, Family HealthCare Network opened its second location in Farmersville last month.
On Sept. 30, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) opened the doors of its new Farmersville East Health Center located at 682 E. Visalia Rd. in East Farmersville. The health center will offer family medicine, pediatrics, chiropractic care, and podiatry services.
This is the second FHCN site in Farmersville. Its Farmersville Health Center opened across town at 730 N. Farmersville Blvd. in 2012. This marks the organization’s 38th site, and 33rd Community Health Center in Tulare, Fresno, and Kings Counties.
The Farmersville East Health Center’s hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule your appointment, or for more information about the Farmersville East Health Center, please call 559-594-4564 or 1-877-960-3426, or visit the website at www.FHCN.org.
The Farmersville East Health Center also includes a provider team familiar to the community. Dr. Stefan Pentschev, Dr. Raynardo Garcia, Sheila Scheinesson, PA-C, Elton Tripp, PA-C, Christopher Orr, DPM, and Michael Lynn, DC will continue to offer care at the location. The health center is accepting current and new patients.
The Farmersville East Health Center is one of four FHCN sites to open up in Fresno and Tulare Counties following a merger with San Joaquin Prime Care Medical. In August, FHCN announced it had finalized an agreement with San Joaquin Prime Care Medical Corp (SJPC) to take over its health centers in Exeter, Farmersville, Reedley and Squaw Valley.
SJPC is owned by Dr. Pentschev who started his private practice in Exeter in 1986. After earning his medical degree in Europe, and practicing for five years as a surgeon in Munich, Germany, he decided to move to California. Pentschev became enamored with the picturesque beauty of Exeter and the town’s warm community and decided to open his own private practice there after completing his residency in San Francisco. Pentschev quickly grow his practice and soon he opened three more offices in Reedley, Squaw Valley, and Farmersville.
The Exeter clinic reopened as FHCN on Sept. 9. Reedley and Squaw Valley are slated to reopen with FHCN branding sometime in the next few weeks.
Prior to the recent merger, FHCN was already the third largest federally qualified health center (FQHC) in California and the fifth largest in the nation. FHCN is poised to open another clinic in Tulare sometime next year. At its July 30 meeting, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement to lease FHCN 16,000 square feet of vacant space at the Hillman Health Center, located at 1062 S. K St.
In all, FHCN operates 38 sites, 33 of which are FQHCs located throughout Tulare, Fresno, and Kings Counties. With over 200 clinical providers in its network, FHCN provides access to a wide range of coordinated health services, including family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, adult and children’s dentistry, pharmacy, internal medicine, behavioral health, nutritional counseling, health education, case management, community health and outreach, and eligibility assistance. An array of specialty services such as optometry, chiropractic care, podiatry, perinatology, endocrinology and general surgery complement our full list of services offered. Family HealthCare Network also offers free transportation and extended evening and weekend hours.