Valley Health Team operates Kingsburg's new urgent-care clinic. Photo contributed
Written by Donald A. Promnitz
Kingsburg will be getting a new urgent care facility after high demand for more access to local health care within the community.
According to Arlie Rogers, board chairman for the Kingsburg Tri-County Health Care District, the idea for the facility dates back roughly a year. Last May, the district put out a flier asking the community what kind of needs they had for health care, with an urgent care facility being one of the primary demands.
“And we had suspected that, but the survey really kind of helped cement that idea,” Rogers said. “So at that point, we began talking to operators to find out who could open or operate an urgent care center Kingsburg, or at least the District.”
The District found a match in Valley Health Team, a San Joaquin-based health provider with ten other facilities in Fresno County and Dinuba. The new urgent care clinic set up shop at 1250 Smith St. The 2,500-square-foot facility is temporary and Valley Health Team has purchased land and plans to break ground on a new, 15,000-square-foot facility in the Kingsburg Business Park at a later date.
As it stands, the Kingsburg Community Health Center will be open on weekdays until 9 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and will handle all urgent, but non-emergency situations.