With welcoming colors, an abundance of natural light, and a touch of New Haven art, a new joint primary care facility is ready to host new patients with love.
“When patients come here, our sincerest hope is they feel that, they see that, and that this is a place they can call their healthcare home,” said Cynthia Sparer, SVP of Operations for Yale New Haven Health, and executive director of Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.
The New Haven Primary Care Consortium on Sargent Drive is an effort between Yale New Haven Health, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, and Fair Haven Community Health Care to bring greater access to affordable health care. And it’s one that’s five years in the making.
Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center will cover adult medicine and women’s primary care, and Fair Haven Community Health Center will oversee pediatric and adolescent primary care.
There is physically more space now available with more services. In addition to primary care there’s radiology, blood draw and the WIC program. Sparer says they’ve also added a new benefit that wasn’t available at Yale’s previous primary care center.
“We included behavioral health services which,” said Sparer. “It’s one stop shopping so people can come here and get all their healthcare needs.”
“I think it’s great,” said Anthony Greene outside of Fair Haven Community Health Center’s Grand Avenue location. “I normally go to this one when I need something and it’s really convenient being that I live close so I think it will be great for the people that live in the area.”
Patients can start at their new home for primary care on Monday, October 26.