GREENFIELD — Residents, community leaders and elected officials will celebrate the grand opening of the newly expanded Greenfield Medical Clinic this Friday, Sept. 27.
The event, from 4 to 6 p.m., will feature displays, tours, information, refreshments and remarks from local and state officials, including Sen. Anna Caballero. Donors who made the new clinic possible will also be recognized.
Built by King City-based Mee Memorial Healthcare System, Greenfield Medical Clinic is expected to have a big impact on the lives of area residents, according to CEO Michael Hutchinson. Research shows that distance from clinics and hospitals is one of the most important factors in keeping people healthy.
“The location will make a big difference,” Hutchinson said in a news release. “It will make it much easier for the many Greenfield-area families to get care when they need it, including regular preventive care like checkups. That makes such a difference in improving overall health.”
According to the federal government’s Rural Health Information Hub, “Access to healthcare is critical for a population’s well-being and optimal health,” but distance “can be a significant burden in terms of travel time, cost and time away from the workplace.”
Greenfield Medical Clinic is one of the busiest health centers in South County, providing care to more than 2,000 patients every month. The estimated $4 million expansion and renovation project allows for an additional 800 to 1,200 patients to be seen monthly, helping to meet the community’s growing demand for medical care.
Designed by Hibser-Yamauchi Architects of Los Angeles, the expansion added nearly 6,000 square feet to the original facility’s 7,000-square-foot building at 467 S. El Camino Real in Greenfield.
The clinic now offers primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), podiatry and lab services, with radiology to be added in coming months. A nurse practitioner is also available to complement the services provided by physicians, Hutchinson said.
Greenfield Medical Clinic officially opened the new facility Aug. 28.
Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Appointments can be made by calling 831-674-0112. Walk-ins are also accepted.