New Valleywise Health Community Health Center Increases Access to Health Care for South Phoenix and Laveen Communities
By Brian O'Malley -
Monday Aug 17, 2020
Exceptional health care for South Phoenix and Laveen families is now more convenient than ever with Valleywise Healthâ€™s new state-of-the-art community health center at 35th Avenue and Southern Avenue. The Valleywise Community Health Center â€“ South Phoenix/Laveen will open its doors to patients Monday, August 17.
The new facility is conveniently located in the heart of Laveen and offers an extensive line of services, including primary and pediatric care, OB/GYN, radiology and behavioral health. In-person and telehealth appointments are available with all COVID-19 guidelines being followed for in-person visits.
â€œA great deal of thought went into making this right for the community it serves,â€ said Steve Purves, President and CEO of Valleywise Health. â€œFamilies in Laveen and South Phoenix will have access to Valleywise Healthâ€™s outstanding adult and pediatric caregivers without having to stray far from home. Our staff and District Medical Group physicians are excited to provide the care families of Laveen and South Phoenix need and deserve.â€
The new clinic is part of Valleywise Healthâ€™s network of community health centers spread across Maricopa County. It is made possible thanks to voters who overwhelmingly supported Proposition 480 in 2014. The ballot measure provided funding for the transformation of the Valleyâ€™s only public teaching hospital and safety net system of care. The Laveen location and new locations in North Phoenix and Peoria will come online in November and January respectively.
â€œThe Laveen facility aligns perfectly with our historic role as a leader in community health, said Barbara Harding, Senior VP of Ambulatory Services at Valleywise Health.
â€œItâ€™s beautiful, welcoming, versatile and efficient. We are proud to make these services accessible and convenient for families.â€
The center also will host medical residents in partnership with the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance.
About Valleywise Health
Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Valleywise Health (formerly Maricopa Integrated Health System) has a proud tradition of being both the community safety net health care system, with a mission and commitment to serving the underserved and Arizonaâ€™s only public teaching hospital. Valleywise Health consists of Valleywise Health Medical Center, Maryvale hospital, the only Level I Trauma Center in Maricopa County verified by the American College of Surgeons to care for both adults and children, Arizonaâ€™s only nationally verified Burn Center serving the entire Southwestern United States, the McDowell Healthcare Center, the largest provider of HIV primary care in Arizona, the Refugee Womenâ€™s Health Clinic, the Arizona Childrenâ€™s Center, three behavioral health centers, and 11 neighborhood health centers. To learn more, visit http://www.ValleywiseHealth.org