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Alicia Tighe, pictured above at the Russian River Health Center with Cindy Lewis, MA, who still relies on Medi-Cal for the care she receives at the Russian River Health Center in Guerneville, said lawmakers preparing to repeal Obamacare should be prepared to replace it with something else. "If they don’t do that, there’s going to be some serious backlash, because a lot of people are depending on it for their major health care," Tighe said. "At the doctor’s office I go to there’s a lot of patients that go there, and it’s great care. It’s quality care. If we dont have (Obamacare), I know that other people wouldn’t have access to that type of care. Neither would I, for that matter."
When completed, the new clinic will provide about 10,000 square feet of space to house the WCHC Guerneville offices including medical, dental and administrative personnel now working in separate locations on Third Street.
In an effort to better serve the community, West County Health Centers (WCHC) is expanding its volunteer program and seeks interested community members to help fulfill new roles.
West County Health Centers has re-opened the Russian River Health Center just 8 months after the fire that devastated our building on December 26, 2015. The large temporary modular medical building opened for service on September 6th 2016 at 16319 Third Street in Guerneville.
The staff cut the ribbon at Guerneville’s Russian River Health Center last week in a ceremony celebrating the new modular clinic opening where a fire destroyed the medical center last December.The new large modular medical building occupies 3300 square feet, including seven exam rooms, a group visit room and a lab.
GUERNEVILLE- Providers and patients who endured 8 1/2 months of cramped, improvised facilities in the wake of a December arson fire that destroyed the Russian River Health Center are back at their old site in new digs serving the lower Russian River communities.
“We are really excited that we have the buildings on site,” said West County Health Centers Executive Director Mary Szecsey. “We’re hoping we’re going to be open by the middle of July.”