Construction is underway at the new Pasadena Urgent Care Center, 3160 E. Del Mar Blvd. just west of Madre Street.
Scheduled to open this fall, the center will be managed by Huntington Medical Foundation in partnership with the Pasadena Public Health Department and will offer non-emergency, walk-in outpatient care from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. An on-site clinic, operated by the Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (CHAP) and funded in part by Kaiser Permanente Hospital Foundation’s L.A. Care Health Plan, will provide low-cost primary and preventive care on a sliding-fee basis.
The center was designed as a new source of convenient and affordable health care for residents struggling with the economic downturn or who have lost their health insurance. Open longer hours than a traditional primary care doctor’s office, the center will also help relieve the long waits at Huntington Hospital’s emergency room, where more than a third of patients are seen for non-life-threatening concerns including fevers, fractures and minor trauma.
Formerly a day care center and police substation, the city-owned property was chosen for its affordability, easy parking, access to public transportation and proximity to a diverse mix of potential patients.
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