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Ramona Urgent Care Clinic Expected to Open in March

The Ramona Ambulatory Care Center will provide X-ray and urgent care services, but not mammography, according to Palomar Health.

A new urgent care facility for Ramona may be open by early March, according to a Palomar Health Media Relations Manager.

Ground broke for the facility back in June of last year and Leonel Sanchez told Patch via email that Palomar Health plans to have occupancy in the new Ramona Ambulatory Care Center by Feb. 28.

The clinic will be open for residents on "March 4 or the following week," Sanchez said.

The Ramona Ambulatory Care Center is a 7,600 square foot clinic and co-owned by Pacific Medical Buildings and Palomar Health and leased by the Palomar Health District, according to the Pacific Medical Buildings website.

Arch Health Partners, which has an office in Ramona already, will move their services to the new Palomar Health clinic, which sits just behind the new Starbucks on 13th Street. They will be the sole tenant, according to Sanchez.

Funding for the urgent care clinic came from a $496-million bond measure passed by Palomar Health district voters in 2004. Some of those funds paid for new Palomar Medical Center in Escondido that opened in August last year.

The Ramona Ambulatory Care Center will provide services like X-ray and urgent care. Sanchez said there is not plan at this time to offer mammography at the center.

Urgent care hours are currently being planned for, the Palomar Heath represenative said, but as of now, the facility's hours are Monday through Friday 3-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sanchez said Arch Health Partners plans to discuss hours of the urgent care with members of the Ramona Advisory Council.

Contractor for the Ramona urgent care project is C.W. Driver. The architectural firm is Mascari and Warner. Both are from San Diego.

Marla Green January 25, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Yes its about time..... awesome i don't have to go all the way to poway...
greg Chick January 25, 2013 at 05:21 PM
As a contractor over 35 yrs., I guess I have a different definition of extended hrs. As well, My wife (Jane Tanaka MD) stays open 7am till 7pm, but is usually seeing patients on an urgent basis till 9 pm most every day, including Sat. As a Plumbing Contractor with competition I offer "Urgent" services that are beyond 7 pm on Sat. and 4 pm week days. By anyones standards 4 hr. days is part time. The banner on the fence says "delivering our promise", part time hrs. and a greatly reduced size of what was campaigned for and paid for, is less than "promised". Water under the bridge, I must let that go and "Forgive" as Craig Young (former Chamber CEO) posted on his "one word to summarize" his goal for the new yr. But The project needs to be useable for it's intended purpose and I assure you if Subway sandwich in Ramona can be open 24/7 along with other eateries, that an Urgent Care Unit can be open more than part time. The current ArchHealth Partners are open more hrs. than part time, the reason is, it is needed. The former Radiology services at Ramona Medical Ctr. were open full time, they offered X Ray, CT, Ultra sound & Mammograms as well! Due to lack of support from PPH, & Center for Health & other issues, Ramona Diagnostics X-ray services were lost. This too is water under the bridge, but I bring this up because at that time X Ray services were needed and given in hrs. beyond what is being suggested above. As tax payers every parcel is paying for this.

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