CHAPA-DE INDIAN HEALTH CELEBRATES GRAND RE-OPENING OF NEWLY EXPANDED AND RENOVATED AUBURN HEALTH CENTER
AUBURN, CA – The Board of Directors of Chapa-De Indian Health, local elected officials and community leaders gathered to celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly expanded and renovated Auburn health center.
Over 70% of the Auburn health center has been completely renovated with a design that focuses on efficiency and care team collaboration. The renovation has successfully doubled the number of medical exam rooms offered at the Auburn health center – from 13 examining rooms to 26. Dental operatory rooms at the Auburn health center have also increased in number, from 10 to 15.
“With the demand for healthcare services at an all-time high, we are pleased to re-open the expanded and renovated Auburn health center,” said Lisa Davies, CEO of Chapa-De Indian Health. “As a result of the renovation, we are able to accommodate over 5,000 additional patients bringing the total number of patients we serve to nearly 25,000. We are thrilled to celebrate this significant milestone as we continue to provide quality healthcare services to all members of the community.”
The open house and ribbon cutting event included remarks from State Senator Ted Gaines, Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes, Placer County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Oldham and members of Chapa-De’s Board of Directors.
In addition to the Auburn health center, Chapa-De has a health center in Grass Valley. Last year, Chapa-De health centers provided over 70,000 services to nearly 19,000 people.
While Chapa-De health centers serve many Native Americans, the majority of Chapa-De’s patients are non-Indian community members. Chapa-De accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare and offers a sliding fee scale for uninsured patients based on income and ability to pay. All patients are welcome at Chapa-De health centers.
Chapa-De Indian Health, Inc. (Chapa-De) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation that contracts with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to provide services to Indian populations residing in Placer, Sierra and Nevada counties. The corporation was established in 1974 and is governed by a Native American Board of Directors.
Chapa-De maintains and operates health centers in Auburn and Grass Valley. Over the years, Chapa-De has expanded its facilities and healthcare services to include comprehensive primary medical care, dental and orthodontics, behavioral health and substance abuse counseling, nutrition and health education, women’s health, pharmacy, and optometry.
Chapa-De’s mission is to advance the health and well-being of American Indians and low income individuals living in our communities by providing convenient access to high quality, compassionate care. For more information, go to https://www.chapa-de.org/.