Clinic facilities

South Dallas healthcare desert gets first-of-its-kind clinic

A one-of-a-kind clinic is now open in an area of ​​South Dallas that has always been a healthcare wasteland.

The Jubilee Park Community Clinic will be a one-stop-shop offering medical, dental, mental health and community resources.

“I’m so happy. This area needs something like this. Way overdue,” said Jubilee Park restaurant owner Margarita McWilliams.

The Jubilee Park Community Center partnered with Parkland Health and the Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas to create the facility.

“The idea is to bring the full spectrum of healthcare services, pharmaceutical components and referrals to specialists,” said Dr. Fred Cerise, President and CEO of Parkland Health.

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the care people can get at the facility will save lives.

“My dad had a fatal heart attack not too far from here in a park in Oak Cliff. I was 7 years old and I used to play with him with my sister. His half-brother worked for the telephone company and had a health insurance. He had access to the health care that people in this community will now have,” he said.

The facility is expected to accommodate 7,000 patients per year.

“It’s a game-changer,” said Alejandra Saldana, health and wellness manager at Jubilee Park. “Community members can be nervous about medical and dental care. To have someone from Jubliee walk with them and say ‘it’s the front desk, it’s the doctor who will take care of you’ is a big change. in the service.”