North County Residents Get Their First County Health Clinic
North Santa Clara County residents moved one step closer to having their first comprehensive County health care clinic in the County’s 172-year history. At its Tuesday, October 18 Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board unanimously approved a long-term lease for a 24,500 square foot building located on the Palo Alto-Mountain View border at 4151 Middlefield Road.
“It’s essential that all our residents have access to primary and preventative health care. Otherwise, they wait too long, end up seriously ill, and then find themselves in the emergency room,” said Simitian, who serves as Chair of the County’s Health and Hospital Committee. “Having conveniently located, preventative health care takes some of the stress and worry out of visiting a doctor. It allows people to focus on their health, family, work, and school. Healthier people can go to work or school and contribute to the community, instead of being unnecessarily sidelined by illness.”