Kaweah Delta set for Sept. 15 unveiling of expanded Lindsay Health Clinic
VISALIA – Kaweah Delta will unveil its newly expanded Lindsay Health
Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 15. 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 and health fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at Lindsay Health Clinic, 839 N. Sequoia, in Lindsay. It will include
health information and $10 flu shots for the first 100 people in attendance,
along with food, music, tours 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:
-Doubled the size of the Lindsay Health Clinic and will this fall, bring
much needed mental health services to the Lindsay area. Patients will
be seen by psychiatrists, including resident physicians from Kaweah Delta’s
Psychiatry Residency Program.
-Added a new Women’s Health Clinic with nine exam rooms and two procedure
rooms to Exeter Health Clinic. The new Women’s Health Clinic has
allowed the Exeter clinic to expand patient capacity for Family Medicine
and specialty services such as Pulmonary Care, Nephrology, Neurology,
Dermatology, Orthopedics and more.
-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 project 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.
- Kaweah Delta Exeter Health Clinic is open seven days a week at 1014 San
Juan Avenue. Hours vary. Information: 559-592-7300.
- Kaweah Delta Lindsay Health Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays
at 839 N. Sequoia Ave. Information: 562-1546.
- Kaweah Delta Dinuba Health Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 355
Monte Vista Drive. Information: 595-7650.