Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is taking an important step to expand healthcare services for people in Chino Valley, Ash Fork, Paulden and other communities in the region.
YRMC will relocate YRMC PhysicianCare Family Medicine, which opened in Chino Valley in 2016, to a larger building at 474 N. State Route 89 in Chino Valley this summer. At the end of May that building’s current occupants – Chino Valley Medical Center–Urgent Care – will close. YRMC will update the facility and re-configure it as a primary care medical practice before opening as YRMC PhysicianCare Primary Care in late summer.
“The new YRMC PhysicianCare Primary Care facility is a good example of YRMC’s continued commitment to deliver high-quality healthcare throughout the region,” said John Amos, President and CEO of YRMC. “This latest expansion will give more people of our community easier access to YRMC’s exceptional network of primary care providers.”
YRMC PhysicianCare Primary Care in Chino Valley will deliver primary care medicine through a team of healthcare professionals including physicians, advanced clinical practitioners and other highly trained professionals.
Physicians Jean Earl, DO, and Charity Weldt, MD, will continue to serve patients at the new YRMC PhysicianCare Primary Care location. Two other physicians will join the Chino Valley team shortly after it opens in the new location and a third will join in November, bringing the total number of physicians to five.
“The new YRMC PhysicianCare Primary Care will be larger and give YRMC a good base from which to continue expanding our healthcare services for the region,” said Robbie Nicol, Executive Director, YRMC Community Outreach and Philanthropy.
People who are currently receiving care at YRMC PhysicianCare Family Medicine in Chino Valley will simply drive to the new location once the move happens. No new patient documentation will need to be completed by current patients. New patients will need to complete new patient documentation.
To keep the community informed of when YRMC PhysicianCare Primary Care will start accepting new patients, YRMC will use a variety of sources.
“We of course will keep the local media outlets informed of our timeline to open. Another great way to receive information when it’s first announced is by subscribing to YRMC HealthConnect and connecting with YRMC on social media,” said Ken Boush, YRMC’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “It’s a great way to receive YRMC news early.”