48677 Victoria Lane
Oakhurst, CA 93644
Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
7 days a week
Services: Family practice, X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, laboratory
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Adventist Health is honored to have been invited to care for Oakhurst and the surrounding mountain communities! Below are some questions and answers about our plans here. If you have a question, comment or suggestion for us, please submit it through our Comment Form.
Why did you take over the Oakhurst center?
Our mission to share God's love through healing has led us to specialize in increasing access to quality health care in rural communities. Patients benefit when their doctor and other health care services are close to home.
Clovis Community asked us to operate the center because of our focus and expertise in rural health care. Our Community Care network of 33 hospital-based rural health clinics, the second-largest in the nation, experienced more than 430,000 patient visits in 22 communities in 2013. We also help to train family physicians in rural medicine through a residency rotation in Selma that is affiliated with UCSF-Fresno and a residency program in Hanford affiliated with Loma Linda University.
Our extensive network of rural health services helps us to attract both primary and specialty physicians to rural communities, which had been a challenge in Oakhurst that led to reduced hours of service.
What is your experience in caring for foothill communities?
Many of our Valley clinic communities are similar to Oakhurst in that they are miles from the nearest hospital. Our clinics serve as health care outposts, and their communities rely on them. Clinic team members care deeply about their patients, many of whom are family members, neighbors and friends, and their communities.
In addition, our sister Adventist Health hospitals care for patients in mountain communities such as Sonora, Paradise, Angel's Camp, Arnold and Groveland, and we share information and resources.
How will services change when you take over June 1?
Our practice when adding clinics is to look for opportunities to expand services, and we've already recruited more providers for Oakhurst. The hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. We continue to care for any patient who walks in the door. We also continue to provide family medicine, medical imaging and laboratory services and will see how we can expand.
Do you provide emergency services?
In emergencies, it's best to call 9-1-1, but if a patient with an emergency walks into any of our clinics, our staff care for the patient and call 9-1-1.
While a rural health clinic is not a hospital or an urgent care center, our Community Care clinic teams are equipped and trained to manage emergencies and send emergency patients to the next level of care. They all stock defibrillators for heart issues and epinephrine for allergy attacks. Our clinic health care providers also perform sutures and splinting, and they are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Anyone who is experiencing life-threatening symptoms, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing or stroke symptoms, should call 9-1-1. Both the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Urgent Care Association of America recommend hospital emergency rooms for life-threatening conditions.
What happened to the staff and physicians there?
We hired as many of the staff and physicians as possible. They provide excellent care and know their patients and community.
What insurance plans do you accept?
Because we're a faith-based, nonprofit health care system, we care for all patients who come through our doors. We welcome Medi-Cal, Medicare and most insurance plans and offer a discount program for uninsured patients. Our insurance plans are listed on this page: www.AHCVNInsurance.com.