Three Sutter Express Care Medical Clinics to Close
Sutter Express Care Clinics in Natomas, Roseville and Greenhaven Remain Open, Expand Services
SACRAMENTO, Calif., January 28, 2009 - Sutter Health will close three of its Sutter Express Care clinics at Rite Aid stores in Elk Grove, Folsom and Rancho Cordova. The last day of operations for the three clinics will be February 15. The health care network will continue to focus its resources on three Sutter Express Care clinics at Rite Aid stores in Natomas, Greenhaven and Roseville, which continue to attract growing numbers of patients and will remain open. Sutter Health is evaluating a number of new services set to be implemented at these clinics including a smoking-cessation program and a weight-loss program.
“Our customer surveys show that patients and families love the clinics and our health care providers,” said Sutter Express Care Director Pete Dzwilewski. “We get positive feedback every day. However, with limited resources and a desire to expand services, we need to focus all of our efforts on the three busiest clinics,” he added. Dzwilewski said the clinics set to be closed did not achieve expected levels of customer use.
Sutter Health, which is believed to be the first California health care network to provide this retail service, opened its first Sutter Express Care clinic in Natomas in December 2006. Since then, the six Express Care clinics have served more than 28,000 patients.
The price for most visits is a flat fee of $65 – far less than emergency rooms or urgent care clinics. Visits are about 30 minutes. No insurance is necessary, but many health plans are accepted. Anyone 18 months or older is welcome, including those who do not have a Sutter physician. The clinics are open seven days a week with extended hours on weeknights.
For more information please visit www.SutterExpressCare.com.
Express Care Clinics closing February 16:
- 8368 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove (near Calvine Road) – opened January 2007
- 526 East Bidwell Street, Folsom – opened March 2007
- 2111 Golden Centre Lane, Rancho Cordova (near Gold Express Drive) – opened January 2007
- 2751 Del Paso Road, Natomas (corner of Del Paso Road and East Commerce) – opened December 2006
- 4004 Foothills Boulevard, Roseville (at Foothills Blvd. and Baseline Road) – opened April 2007
- 980 Florin Road, Greenhaven/Sacramento (at Florin Road and Greenhaven Drive) – opened January 2007
About Sutter Health
Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, hospitals and other health care service providers join resources and share expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Organization. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology. For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health family, please visit www.sutterhealth.org.
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