Written by The Business Journal Staff
Kaweah Delta will unveil its newly expanded Lindsay Health Clinic on Sept. 15. The center is part of a three-clinic expansion project that is bringing needed health care services to the rural areas of Lindsay, Exeter and Dinuba.
AN open house and health fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lindsay Health Clinic, 839 N. Sequoia Ave., 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.
“The more we can increase access to health care in rural areas, the more pressure we can take off our emergency department,” said Dave Garrett, director of Kaweah Delta’s Rural Health Clinics. “At the same time, those services are profitable and return money back to Kaweah Delta.”
Approximately 40 percent of Emergency Department patients come in with non life-threatening injuries.
The project has doubled the size of the Lindsay Health Clinic, bringing mental health services to the area. A new Women’s Health Clinic with nine exam rooms and two procedure rooms has also been added to Exeter Health Clinic. Another five rooms have been added for women’s health to the Dinuba Health Clinic.
Construction on the project began in 2017 and was completed in 2018; Kaweah Delta received approval to open in August.