The Health Care District of Palm Beach County officially unveiled the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics’ West Boca health center to the community with an open house on April 10, 2023. The event marked one year for the community health center since relocating to its new, modern facility on the campus of the West Boca Medical Center.
More than 60 local elected officials, C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics and Health Care District board members, community leaders and residents joined Health Care District team members to celebrate the new location and spread the word about the wide range of high-quality, comprehensive services that are available. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), the West Boca Raton Clinic accepts all adult patients with or without insurance and regardless of ability to pay.
In her opening remarks, Darcy J. Davis, the Health Care District’s Chief Executive Officer said, “I always like to say that our primary care clinics serve as the Health Care District’s front door. This year we’re marking our first anniversary of offering adult primary care here on the West Boca Medical Center campus. We hope after tonight’s visit you help raise awareness that we’re here.”
Services at this location include adult primary medical care, behavioral health, women’s health and referrals for labs, pharmacy services, diagnostics and specialty care. The West Boca health center is one of the Health Care District’s 10 clinic sites across the county that are located in areas of need.
“Our goal is to provide a positive patient experience, from connecting in a native language to keeping up to date on the newest medical advances,” said Alicia Ottmann, Associate Vice President and Executive Director of Federally Qualified Health Center and Pharmacy Services for the Health Care District. “All of our patients can access a wide-range of services during a single visit, under one roof.”
Care teams at the health centers connect patients to community resources like food, housing, transportation and assist enrolling them in health coverage. Language translation is available. During the open house, attendees had the opportunity to tour the health center and “Hero”, one of the three mobile clinics operated by the Health Care District, which was parked in front of the medical building during the event.
“I’m delighted to have a facility such as this in our county,” said Palm Beach County Mayor Gregg Weiss in his remarks. “Because if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. You’re making a difference and I know you will continue to make a difference for years to come.”
“It’s rewarding to know our community health centers are providing important safety-net health care by accepting all patients regardless of their ability to pay,” added Melissa Tascone, chair of the C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics Board, who addressed the crowd. “I’m proud to be here today to help officially unveil our West Boca Primary Care Clinic to the community.”
Also attending the event were Evelyn DuPlecy, Legislative Assistant with Florida Senator Lori Berman, Health Care District Board chair Carlos Vidueira, C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics Board members Bill Johnson and Robert Glass, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office District 7 personnel, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue personnel, and medical professionals from local hospitals and specialty offices.
While patients can schedule appointments by calling (561) 642-1000, walk-ins are welcome at the West Boca health center, which is located on the West Boca Medical Center campus at 9960 S. Central Park Blvd., Suite 450 (4th floor) in Boca Raton. The West Boca health center’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Learn more about the Health Care District’s community health centers at www.brumbackclinics.org.