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Del Valle medical clinic now open in Santa Maria


The doors are open at the Del Valle medical clinic on Blosser Road. Community Health Centers of the Central Coast’s new facility, which replaces CHC clinics on Miller and Mill streets, is a “super center” with 13,000 square feet, 10 providers, and 28 exam rooms. It’s open as of Aug. 9, with services from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. 

The Del Valle clinic, according to communications manager Steve Mahr, will eventually be open 73 hours a week. There’s a rollout process, but by the end of the month they’ll offer not just primary and chiropractic care but acute care with same-day appointments, pediatric services, and mental health. 

The site is meant to be accessible to Santa Maria’s medically underserved farmworker population, many of whom do not have access to transportation. There’s a team of Spanish-English translators behind desks and at the phones, and the organization works with trilingual promotoras for Mixtec- and Triqui-speaking patients who need special advocacy.

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