La Clinica Wellness Center opened in fall 2015. Today hundreds of patients receive primary-care services there, and wellness classes offered at the center are open to La Clinica’s entire patient population. This center is at 730 Biddle Road in Medford, an area with high poverty rates, a large concentration of communities of color, and a great number of low-income residents.
14,000 people live within a 1-mile radius of the wellness center.
- 18 percent are Latino
- 25 percent are children
- $29,844 is the medium household income
- 24 percent of residents earn under $15,000 a year
- 45 percent of homes are renter occupied
- La Clinica Wellness Center is a 16,000-square-foot structure that includes 29 patient care rooms, group meeting space, group movement rooms, and a community kitchen for classes. La Clinica has contracted with a physical therapist who provides services from the space as well. When it is fully operational, the new center will serve 5,000 patients, our community’s neediest. Eighty-seven percent will be low income, and we will serve 500 migrant and seasonal farmworkers, 500 homeless people, 250 residents of public housing, and 500 veterans who have barriers to accessing Veterans Administration services.
- Total cost of the project is $5.2 million, which includes real estate, construction and renovation, and equipment and supplies. La Clinica is seeking community support for $2.7 million for the project and will take out loans to cover the remaining costs.