A medical facility that provides primary care for children and adults has opened in Hemet.
The Optum-Hemet Clinic and Community Center is meant to help ease a chronic physician shortage in that part of the Inland Empire and make it easier for people to get the care they need in one place, according to a statement.
The facility at 1850 W. Florida Ave. includes a pharmacy, radiology imaging and will soon add a laboratory. The community center, which held a grand opening on June 25, includes a full-service gym, a multi-purpose room for lifestyle classes, and smaller rooms for smaller gatherings.
“We want to make it easier for people to access the health care and social support they need,” said Dr. Amar Desai, chief executive officer of Optum California, in the statement. “By bringing together multiple health care services under one roof, we hope to improve the health and wellness of the Hemet community.”
The new community center is open to the public. It offers educational and entertainment programs and classes for all ages, fitness for all ability levels, and arts and crafts. All activities are conducted in compliance with state and local COVID-19 guidelines, according to the statement.