Free medical clinic serving uninsured adults opening in Lompoc | Local news

A totally free stroll-in wellness clinic specializing in serving uninsured older people is set to formally open up June 17 at 1111 E. Ocean Ave. in downtown Lompoc.

Savie Wellbeing, a volunteer-run nonprofit modeled after the SLO NOOR Foundation in San Luis Obispo County, will be staffed by Lompoc-dependent medical professionals and nurses donating their time, along with a component-time govt director and a bilingual clinic supervisor, according to an announcement.

“I realize the need to have in the local community, primarily based on the patients I see in my apply with no insurance coverage and nowhere to go,” explained Lompoc cardiologist Dr. Khawar Gul, who is donating his time at Savie Wellbeing.

The clinic is developed to assist regional sufferers, which includes undocumented patients, with most important health care care, disease avoidance, chronic illness management and preventative wellness screenings. Companies will also incorporate accessibility to prescription medicines and diagnostic imaging.

“We are making an attempt to aid a portion of the additional than 41,000 grown ups in Santa Barbara County who are uninsured,” stated Dr. Ahmad Nooristani, founder of SLO NOOR and Savie Wellbeing. “I’ve been functioning in the Lompoc neighborhood as a health practitioner for the previous couple years, and I quickly saw a hole and a have to have for this clinic owing to a deficiency of economical sources or signifies to enroll in coverage.”

“The value for the patient is $,” he included.

Board associates of the Lompoc nonprofit contain Dr. James Trettin, Dr. Lee Silkman, Yvette Cope, Naishadh Buch and Abe Lincoln, who formerly served as government director of the SLO NOOR Foundation. 

Nooristani serves as board chairman and Eryn Shugart, who has 18 yrs of encounter in senior nonprofit administration in Santa Barbara County, is the government director.

Partners of Savie Health include things like the Lompoc Valley Professional medical Heart, the Lompoc Valley Local community Healthcare Group (LVCHO), the Santa Barbara County Promotores Community, and the Lompoc Experienced Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre.

Savie Health’s goal is to expand well being-treatment access to populations all over the Lompoc Valley and to present vision and dental care in the foreseeable future, officials explained.

Lisa André covers lifestyle and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc File, editions of the Santa Maria Periods.