County breaks ground on a new expanded family health clinic
Construction workers operating tractors set as the backdrop to the groundbreaking ceremony of a new Seaside Family Clinic on Sept. 22.
Around two dozen community members, including Seaside Mayor Ralph Rubio and Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker, were at the new site at 1150 Fremont Blvd. They, together with partners from Clinica de Salud de Valle de Salinas and CHOMP, broke ground for the expanded clinic with shiny gold shovels.
The project is a partnership with the county and Montage Health, the parent company of Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP). Clinica de Salud de Valle de Salinas will also act as a partner, providing dental services.
Margaret Osborne, a member of Monterey County Community Health Center Board, remembers when the first county clinic opened in the 1970s with one physician and four chairs in the waiting room. This new clinic will have 33 exam rooms, a dental suite and an extended waiting room.
The clinic is projected to open in the summer of 2017.
Link to the Monterey County Weekly article.