In October 2014 a new WellSpace San Juan Health center opened with a robust a new full-scope clinic featuring 13 exam rooms, 6 behavioral health rooms, in house pharmacy, onsite lab, and a pediatric dental clinic. This clinic is located one mile from Mercy San Juan Medical Center. A number of other WellSpace Health clinics opened recently, one located in Rancho Cordova and one in Citrus Heights. Through a collaborative effort of outreach and education, patients utilizing the Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Mercy Hospital of Folsom Emergency Departments, because they lack a primary care provider, will be directed to one of these WellSpace Health centers.
Collaborating with WellSpace Health presents a unique opportunity that is aligned with Dignity Health's mission to care for the poor, responds to the most pressing priority of the region to build safety net capacity, and better positions both the hospitals and WellSpace Health for Health Reform in 2014. The new health centers will help change the face of the region's safety net, building capacity to serve an additional 35,000 new patients. The hospitals and WellSpace Health are now developing plans for integration, that include care coordination and technology connectivity in order to assist and monitor the health outcomes of patients.