Residents of North Santa Clara County will have better access to county health services starting Wednesday, March 9, now that a new specialized clinic and pharmacy opened.
The county-run multi-specialty clinic, located at 2500 California St. in Mountain View, is located at the corner of California Street and Showers Drive. The services are part of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospitals and Clinics health care delivery system, the county said in a statement.
The 2,355 square foot clinic has two large patient exam rooms, patient consultation space and two stations in the separate pharmacy suite for assisting patients and filling prescriptions. The clinic provides patients with medical care in specialties beginning with cardiology, and will soon offer pulmonology and endocrinology services.
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian pushed for a “collaborative effort” in Mountain View after years of service shortages in North County. Previously, residents of Mountain View and Palo Alto had to travel to San Jose. Many patients struggle financially and struggle to access sites in South Bay.
Valley Health Plan patients in the north end of the county receive primary care at the existing Mountain View Planned Parenthood Clinic. The new specialty clinic and pharmacy are located in the Planned Parenthood building and complement the primary care services currently offered by Planned Parenthood, which owns the building where the county leases the clinic space.
“This is a great partnership for the community. It allows Planned Parenthood and the county to do even more for the people we both serve in North County. Planned Parenthood will continue to provide health care primary and reproductive health services, while the county can provide complementary services that might not otherwise be readily available,” Simitian said in the county statement. need, in the community, close to home and work.Yet another reminder that we can do so much more when we partner with others.
Stacy Cross, CEO of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, said the organization is thrilled the county has brought new specialty services and a pharmacy to Mountain View.
“These enhanced services will be easy for our patients and their families to access, allowing us to continue to provide healthcare to Mountain View and the surrounding communities that have relied on our services for more than four decades.” she said in the statement.
Pharmacy services are also available from March 9. Any Santa Clara County resident seeking to fill a prescription can use the Services. Pharmacists will be available to consult with customers and provide information about their medications.
The county health system also plans to open a second largest health center at the north end of the county with support from Simitian and the Board of Supervisors, said Paul Lorenz, CEO of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospitals and Clinics.
“The new health center will provide primary care and other health care services to residents of surrounding communities,” he said.
To access the new specialty clinic, patients can receive a referral from community providers, Community Health Partnership clinics, and Valley Medical Center hospitals and clinics.