Adelante Health Center opens in Central Phoenix

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Adelante Healthcare is proud to announce the opening of a new Family Health Center in Central Phoenix providing Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

The 5,500 square foot facility marks the ninth Adelante Health Center and is located at 500 West Thomas Road, Suite 870, on the campus of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

Adelante CEO and President, Avein Tafoya, highlights the connection Adelante has shared with Dignity Healthcare from the earliest days of Adelante.

"The Sisters of Mercy and volunteer Physicians provided care for our most vulnerable patients when no one else would. They delivered babies, performed life-saving surgeries and helped form our first health system partnerships. The opening of Adelante Healthcare Central Phoenix in the McCauley Medical Office building is a full-circle moment."

As Ms. Tafoya explains it, "We have evolved over the last 36 years to provide comprehensive primary care services to over 46,000 patients as a Federally Qualified Health Center in Maricopa County. I am thrilled and grateful for the mentorship and support of Linda Hunt, Patty White and the entire Dignity Health team. We were excited to join the Dignity-led Accountable Care Organization called the Arizona Care Network and feel the safety net is strengthened by our collaboration with a focus on improving the health of the community."

"With this New Access Point site, we will immediately increase availability of much needed affordable health care services and leverage our existing resources to better address the social determinants of health, reduce health disparities, engage patients in self-management and improve their confidence as they navigate our complex industry."

"In some ways this is a continuation of the work our founders started. What is exciting is that with this opportunity, we get to work even more closely together going forward."

In addition to primary care, the Center offers help for those who may have a difficult time accessing and affording healthcare.  Trained staff can help individuals sort through applying for AHCCCS or the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace or reviewing the available self-pay program or income-based sliding fee discount program.

The center also works with the federally-funded WIC (Women's Infants & Children) Program to provide nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services to families who qualify.