Palm Springs, FL – The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics are preparing to open a new clinic in Palm Beach County this summer now that they have been awarded a “New Access Point” grant from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The $650,000 annual grant announced last month will enable the Brumback Clinics to proceed with operating the new clinic location in western Lake Worth-Greenacres, which has been identified as an underserved area with limited access to primary care services.
“We are grateful to HRSA for this grant which brings with it the opportunity to expand access to medical care for adults and children in the community, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Ronald J. Wiewora, MD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, which owns and operates the Brumback Clinics. “Thanks to this generous grant, we can further strengthen the health care safety net in Palm Beach County.”
In 2014, the Brumback Clinics served approximately 26,000 unduplicated adult and pediatric patients at the West Palm Beach, Lantana and Delray Beach sites co-located in the Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County health centers, as well as at the downtown Belle Glade site. The new Brumback Clinics’ site will be located in a leased 6,700 square-foot medical building at 7408 Lake Worth Road in western Lake Worth. The goal is to begin initial operations at the new site in August 2015.
“We are honored and humbled to receive a grant of this magnitude and appreciate the support we have received from the community,” said Christopher F. Irizarry, MPA, FQHC Executive Director. “This is a great opportunity to provide additional medical services to residents who will benefit from enhanced access to primary care.”
This year the Clinics also began providing primary care services at the Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health and at the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center, the county’s homeless resource center. Both sites are in West Palm Beach. In addition, the Clinics staff a primary care clinic at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School.
The Health Care District began operating the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics as Federally Qualified Health Centers in June of 2013. Patients with or without insurance can make the clinics their primary health care provider and receive services that include: yearly physicals; medical evaluations; laboratory services; diabetes and hypertension screenings; general and preventive dentistry; mammogram and specialty care referrals; mental health counseling; immunizations; employment, school, sports and Department of Transportation physicals; pharmacy services; and hearing and vision testing.
The hours and locations of the four adult and pediatric Brumback Clinics are:
- West Palm Beach Clinic, 1150 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays
- Belle Glade Clinic, 941 S.E. 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays
- Lantana Clinic, 1250 Southwinds Drive, Lantana, FL 33462
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays
- Delray Beach Clinic, 225 South Congress Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33445
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays
While walk-ins are welcome, the Clinics recommend that patients make an appointment by calling 561-642-1000.
Photo: Marie E. Duthil, MD examining a patient at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics
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About the Health Care District:
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County provides adult and pediatric services at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics throughout the county, health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a pharmacy operation, a nationally recognized Trauma System, dedicated nurses in nearly 170 public schools, a long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and acute care hospital services at Lakeside Medical Center, the county’s only public hospital, serving the rural western Palm Beach County communities along the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee.