Dunham Clinic, Here We Come! LCDP is excited about the acquisition of the Dunham Clinic and the opportunity to expand services to Chama. Our goal is to improve access to quality healthcare to the people of the communities we serve. We ask for your patience during this transition period. Scroll down for more information!
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La Clinica del Pueblo de Rio Arriba
Highway 84 County Road 0324 #14
Dunham Clinic, Here We Come!
Since last spring La Clinica del Pueblo de Rio Arriba (LCDP) has been planning on opening the Chama Dunham Clinic and offering access to medical services during a renovation of the main clinic in Tierra Amarilla. LCDP has been focusing on many upgrades to the facility that include parking renovations to existing parking lot for handicap access, parking lot expansion to the north of building, drainage pond, ambulance carport for emergency entrance, upgraded handicap bathrooms, new phone system, improved internet connections and new paint throughout the building, just to name a few. LCDP Dunham Clinic will provide all of the medical services currently offered at LCDP main site in Tierra Amarilla for the exception of X-Ray. Due to cost constraints, X-Rays will not be offered at LCDP Dunham and will be made available once the renovation of the medical department is complete. Dental, Behavioral Health Departments and Administrative Offices will remain open and operational at the main site during the renovation.
LCDP has planned for the physical move of medical equipment and supplies to LCDP Dunham to occur from April 26th thru May 1st 2018. During this time, we are planning on providing medical services on a walk-in basis from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in our mobile unit. The mobile unit will be located at the south parking lot of LCDP in Tierra Amarilla. Any emergencies will be routed directly to Espanola Hospital or to Air Ambulance depending on medical necessity. Also, during this transition time, our in-house Pharmacy will be unavailable. Any patient receiving a prescription will be given the choice of sending their prescription to the Pharmacy of their choice (i.e. Best Care in Chama, Walgreens or CVS in Espanola and Walmart in Pagosa Springs). We anticipate the opening of LCDP Dunham to the public on Wednesday May 2, 2018 to assume regular business hours. As a means of getting used to the newly renovated facility, we will begin offering medical services on a very relaxed schedule to allow for all of medical staff and providers to develop efficient patient flows and work flows for staff.
LCDP is excited about the acquisition of the Dunham Clinic and the opportunity to expand services to Chama. Our goal is to improve access to quality healthcare to the people of the communities we serve. We ask for your patience during this transition period.
Darren DeYapp, Executive Director
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions from our patients:
Will there be any long-term changes to the services offered by LCDP?
The majority of services currently offered will remain the same. X-Ray services will not be offered at LCDP Dunham but will resume once the renovation is complete and the Medical Department moves back to Tierra Amarilla.
Will the hours of operation change?
Once the LCDP Dunham move is complete and is open to the public, the hour of operation will remain the same.
LCDP Dunham/Medical Department
Monday-Thursday 8:00am to 6:00 pm
Fridays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
LCDP Main Clinic Behavioral Health & Administration
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
LCDP Dental Department
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
(Lunch Hour from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm)
Fridays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Dental Hygiene Services
How long will the Medical Department be at LCDP Dunham?
According to our Architectural Firm, it is anticipated that the renovation will take between 6 and 8 months. We expect for the renovation to start sometime early summer of 2018. Six to eight months would put the completion date during the winter months. Because attempting a move during inclement is not an option, we fully intend to have the Medical Department in Chama until May of 2019.
How will the renovation of the Clinic in Tierra Amarilla affect Behavioral Health, Dental and Administrative Departments?
During the renovation, Behavioral Health, Dental and Administration will remain in Tierra Amarilla and be fully operational. The plan is to have patient’s access Behavioral Health, Dental and Administrative services through the South Entrance. The patient waiting room area that currently serves behavioral health will become the main waiting room area.
Will the phone numbers for the Medical Department change with the move?
LCDP is planning on keeping all of our current phone numbers for each department the same. For example, if after the move, patients are interested in scheduling a Medical appointment, should call the main number at (575)-588-7252.
Will Transportation, Pharmacy and Care Coordination Services be available for both sites?
LCDP is planning on continuing to offer Transportation services to both sites. Scheduling Transportation will remain the same by calling our main number (575)-588-7252.
Care Coordination Services
Due to space limitations at LCDP Dunham, we have not determined where Care Coordinators will be housed. We will make that determination shortly after the move and after we get a better feel for space needs of staff.
In-House Pharmacy Services
LCDP is planning on having the Pharmacy move to LCDP Dunham. Any prescriptions issued by Dental and Behavioral Health Providers to our In-House Pharmacy will need to be picked up at LCDP Dunham.
How will EMS be affected by the move and what site will they operate out of?
Due to space limitations at LCDP Dunham, we have not determined what site EMS will be assigned to yet. We are striving to have EMS work from LCDP Dunham to cut down response time but we will make that determination shortly after the move and after we get a better feel for space needs of staff.
What are the plans for LCDP Dunham once the renovation is complete and the Medical Department moves back to the main site in Tierra Amarilla?
LCDP Board of Directors and Leadership are committed to exploring all options for future use of the facility. Deciding factors will include community needs and financial viability.
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