BEND, OR -- St. Charles opened a new health clinic in Bend, this week, near Third and Badger Road, just north of Walmart. A grand opening was held at the new 18,500 square-foot facility on Tuesday.
St. Charles Medical Group President John Weinsheim tells KBND News, "We hired new Primary Care [physicians], so we'll have, in the clinic, four Family Practice providers, two Internal Medicine providers and two Pediatricians; as well as a new Immediate Care location for us." The Bend clinic also offers Behavioral Health, Physical Therapy, lab and imaging services.
And he says the new clinic provides more options for residents of the south end of town. "Bend has grown so much. There's been a lot of growth on the south side of Bend, so I think the time has just come. And, you'll see that, as the area continues to grow, our investment will grow, as well."
The grand opening comes just days after St. Charles announced plans to close its women's health center in Bend. Weinsheim says they are working to open a small clinic in La Pine by this time next year.