BERKELEY, Calif. – BayHealth, a UCSF Health/John Muir Health joint venture company, has signed a 96,000-square-foot lease, within which it plans to open a new outpatient center in Berkeley, California to serve patients in the Foundry 31 building at 3100 San Pablo Ave. The new facility is expected to open in early 2018.
The Outpatient Center will feature an urgent care center, which will be open during the day and after regular business hours and on weekends; primary care practices staffed by John Muir Health’s physician network; a broad array of rotating specialty physicians from UCSF Health and John Muir Health and imaging and lab services. By providing a range of services, including primary care, BayHealth aims to partner with patients to better manage their health and prevent trips to a hospital for emergency or inpatient care.
To that end, UCSF and John Muir Health physicians will work closely with care coordinators at the center to provide care for patients with a range of healthcare needs, from those who are generally healthy to patients with chronic conditions. Their efforts will include monitoring programs to ensure medication compliance and telehealth programs to identify symptoms before they necessitate a trip to the hospital. As an alternative to the emergency room for patients not experiencing life-threatening emergencies, the urgent care center also will be able to treat patients with conditions ranging from sprains and bruises, to cuts requiring stitches or conditions requiring an intravenous infusion.
Posted September 15, 2016