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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Construction of two health clinics to commence on campus

Clinics to serve UC Davis faculty, staff

Construction on a new UC Davis Health clinic, which will serve as an extension of the UC Davis Health clinic located on West Covell Blvd. in Davis, will commence in April of 2020, according to the UC Davis website.

This clinic will be built on the corner of Hutchinson Drive and Dairy Road, toward the west end of Parking Lot 40. Students will continue to receive their healthcare at the Student Health and Wellness Center on La Rue Road.

“The site offers a convenient campus location, with access to campus utilities, bicycle and pedestrian paths, and walkways and adjacent visitor parking,” said Jim Carroll, the university architect and associate vice chancellor of UC Davis Design and Construction Management, via email.

Construction is expected to be complete by October of 2020, and the opening is slated for November of 2020. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Boldt Co., “a nationally ranked general contractor” that focuses on healthcare as one of its nine key industries, according to its website, received the construction contract for $5.3 million.

“Boldt has a long-standing local presence in Sacramento, and has completed significant work on campus,” Carroll said. “The team was selected via a rigorous best-value evaluation process.”

Primary care services will be extended to faculty and staff, and other community members who are patients of the UC Davis Health system and physicians will be practicing at both the West Covell Boulevard clinic and the new clinic.

“The new UC Davis Health Primary Care Clinic will offer convenient primary care for faculty and staff on campus as an extension of our West Covell clinic,” Carroll said.

This 4,000-square-foot clinic will feature nine private examination rooms in an open clinic space, according to Carroll. The construction of this clinic will allow the West Covell clinic to add advanced imaging services like ultrasound and mammography services. 

“The intent of this new clinic is to serve the campus community as conveniently as possible for primary care needs,” Carroll said. “This new clinic will provide an opportunity to expand […] services […] at the West Covell location […] so patients will not need to cross the causeway for these services.”

Overall, UC Davis Health is committed to “improving lives and transforming health care by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, interprofessional education and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community,” according to its website.

“This new clinic is one of two new facilities on the main campus being developed and financed by UC Davis health to increase the service level for the campus community,” Carroll said. 

UC Davis will also spearhead the construction of another clinic, set to open in 2022, stationed in the Student-Athlete Performance Center.

This clinic has a heightened emphasis on sports medicine and physical therapy services, and it is a product of the expanded partnership between UC Davis and UC Davis Athletics.

UC Davis faculty, staff and students, as well as patients, not directly affiliated with the university will be welcomed at the Student-Athletic Performance center clinic.

“The clinic within the Student-Athlete Performance Center (SAPC) has similar public access, but also a significant connection to the Intercollegiate Athletics program on campus,” Carroll said.

This clinic also includes “nine examination rooms, multiple specialized treatment consultation and procedure rooms, a robust x-ray suite, physical therapy services, and office and conference room space for clinical and medical staff,” according to Carroll.

The only change to care that patients should see is the building in which they receive it.

“We hope that patients will continue to experience the same great UC Davis Health care they have always received, in a convenient, on-campus location,” Carroll said.

Written by: Aarya Gupta — campus@theaggie.org 

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