Opening Day of Brumback Clinics in Lake Worth August 3, 2015

Press release: C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics open new clinic in western Lake Worth

Palm Springs, FL – The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics are now serving patients at its newest clinic location at 7408 Lake Worth Road in western Lake Worth. The primary care clinic is the eighth location in Palm Beach County operated by the Brumback Clinics and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A $650,000 “New Access Point” grant from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded in May 2015, enabled the Brumback Clinics to begin operating the new clinic.

“We are pleased to be able to provide residents in the western Lake Worth area with the primary care services they need to stay healthy,” said Nicholas W. Romanello, Esq., Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, which owns and operates the Brumback Clinics. “This new clinic underscores the commitment of the Health Care District to serve as the health care safety net for Palm Beach County.”

Opening Day of Brumback Clinics in Lake Worth August 3, 2015

Lake Worth Clinic Staff
Back row, from left: Jennifer Blake, AS, Practice Manager; Ricardo Gomez, Certified Application Counselor; Sheila Jean, RN; Louvena Vaudreuil, Certified Medical Assistant; Mirna Garcia, Registration Specialist; Sandra Warren, MD, Physician; Marcia Young, MHA, BA, Director of Operations; Christopher F. Irizarry, MPA, FQHC Executive Director

Front row, from left: Mildred Ponce, Certified Medical Assistant; Marlene Jara, Certified Medical Assistant; Yusimi Machado, Certified Medical Assistant; Yirka Cue, Registration Specialist; Leslie Santiago, Certified Medical Assistant

Patients with or without insurance can make the Brumback 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.

In the first day of treating patients last week, 23 adults and children received care and 19 of those patients were new to the Brumback Clinics.

“We are excited for our staff to serve the medical needs of residents in the Lake Worth and Greenacres area, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Christopher F. Irizarry, MPA, FQHC Executive Director. “This new clinic will provide quality health care services in an underserved area that previously had limited access to primary care.”

In June of 2013, the Health Care District began operating the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics as Federally Qualified Health Centers. 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.

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. In July 2015, the Brumback Clinics began providing dental services at four locations in Palm Beach County.

The hours and locations of the five adult and pediatric Brumback Clinics are:

  • Lake Worth Clinic, 7408 Lake Worth Road, Suite 700, Lake Worth, FL 33467
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
  • 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.

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.

Robin Kish
Administrator of Public Affairs

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