Arizona-based Adelante Healthcare recently opened a new 5,500-square-foot family health center facility in central Phoenix to provide family, internal and pediatric medicine.
The new site at 500 W. Thomas Road, Suite 870, marks the region’s ninth site for Adelante. The facility is within the St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center campus.
Adelante President and CEO Avein Tafoya described the relationship between Adelante and Dignity Healthcare, a group hospital network spanning Arizona, California and Nevada. "The Sisters of Mercy and volunteer physicians provided care for our most vulnerable patients when no one else would," Tafoya said. "They delivered babies, performed life-saving surgeries and helped form our first health system partnerships. The opening of Adelante Healthcare Central Phoenix in the McCauley Medical Office building is a full-circle moment."
Tafoya said the new site represents an extension of the original founders’ vision.
“I am thrilled and grateful for the mentorship and support of … the entire Dignity Health team,” Tafoya said. “We were excited to join the Dignity-led Accountable Care Organization called the Arizona Care Network and feel the safety net is strengthened by our collaboration with a focus on improving the health of the community.”
In addition to primary care, the center will provide outreach to residents limited in obtaining affordable health care. Staffers can help individuals apply for AHCCCS (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System) assistance, enroll in the federal health insurance marketplace or review other options. The center also works with the federally funded WIC (Women's Infants & Children) Program, providing nutrition, health education, food and other services to eligible families. New patients are welcome and most insurance is accepted.
“With this New Access Point site, we will immediately increase availability of much needed affordable health care services and leverage our existing resources to better address the social determinants of health, reduce health disparities, engage patients in self-management and improve their confidence as they navigate our complex industry,” Tafoya said.