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  • New Theresa Lee Public Health Center to open

    May 28, 2015 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Health Department this summer will open the new Theresa Lee Public Health Center at 1493 Commerce Court near Midvale and Valencia roads. This new center is larger and better suited to meet the needs of Pima County residents and joins the Theresa Lee Clinic, 332 S. Freeway, and the Walter C. Rogers South Clinic, 175 W. Irvington Road, into one convenient location.  RENNOVATIONS at tlee

    Services at the new Health Center will include family planning, sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment, and breast and cervical cancer screening. Following the August back-to-school immunization cycle, vaccinations for children and travelers also will be moved to the new Theresa Lee Public Health Center.

    The current Theresa Lee Clinic will close June 11. The Walter C. Rogers South Clinic will have nursing, family planning and immunization services until June 16. Beginning on June 17 and until the end of August, the South Clinic will remain open for immunizations only.

    This move by the County reinforces a universal, integrated approach to public health that is currently used at the Pima County’s North (3550 N. 1st Avenue) and East (6920 E. Broadway Blvd.) public health clinics, according to Dr. Francisco Garcia, Pima County Medical Director.

    “We take our responsibility to this community very seriously and want to do so in an effective and cost efficient manner. This new public health center is a big step in helping our community access services for improved health,” Garcia said.

    The 10,000-square-foot center will feature an electronic records management system that will allow more comprehensive care to clients. It will also serve as a satellite location for the county’s public health nurse home visitation program in southern Pima County, including the two adjacent tribal communities and and the towns of Green Valley and Sahuarita. In addition, the new facility will serve as the health emergency operations center.

    Thirty-two percent of all clients receiving clinical services through the Health Department reside within the zip code area immediately surrounding the new Theresa Lee Public Health Center’s location.

    The anticipated opening of the Center is late June, and an exact date of opening should be available in early June. The Health Department began outreach efforts to notify its clients regarding the move since December through business cards, flyers and posters.

    For updates regarding the status of the new Theresa Lee Public Health Center and the opening date, please call 520-222-0110.