31 March 2020 | An Adventist Health Immediate care clinic has opened in the community of Paradise, California, that was extremely damaged by the Camp Fire of late 2018.

The clinic opened earlier this month.

According to the Chico Enterprise-Record, the clinic had long been planned and is located at the Adventist Health-owned Feather River Health Center.

The facility is staffed with physicians and advanced practice providers and nurses. Suspected coronavirus patients presenting at the facility will be taken into an isolation room for testing.

The Camp Fire severely damaged Adventist Health Feather River, a community hospital that had served the Northern California town for decades. The hospital has not been re-opened although Adventist Health offers a number of services in the community.

Courtney Rasmussen, an Adventist Health spokesperson, said to the Enterprise-Record that the clinic is not an emergency room but rather extends the services of the Feather River Health Center.

Adventist Health plans to open an emergency room in Paradise in the future.

Adventist Health runs 20 hospitals and over 280 clinics on the West Coast and in Hawaii. It also operates home care and hospice agencies. The system is headquartered in Roseville, California, and is affiliated with the Adventist Church.

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