The C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics are now serving patients at their newest location, 7408 Lake Worth Road, Suite 700, in suburban Lake Worth. The primary care clinic is the eighth location in Palm Beach County operated by the Brumback Clinics and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A $650,000 “New Access Point” grant from the Department of Health & Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration enabled the Brumback Clinics to begin operating the new clinic, just east of Florida’s Turnpike.
“We are pleased to be able to provide residents in the western Lake Worth area with the primary-care services that they need to stay healthy,” said Nicholas W. Romanello, interim CEO of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, which owns and operates the Brumback Clinics. “This new clinic underscores the commitment of the Health Care District to serve as the healthcare safety net for Palm Beach County.”
Patients with or without insurance can make the Brumback Clinics their primary health care provider and receive services that include: yearly physicals; medical evaluations; laboratory services; diabetes and hypertension screenings; general and preventive dentistry; mammogram and specialty care referrals; mental health counseling; immunizations; employment, school, sports and Department of Transportation physicals; pharmacy services; and hearing and vision testing. In the first day of treating patients, 23 adults and children received care, and 19 of those patients were new to the Brumback Clinics.
In June 2013, the district began operating the C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics as Federally Qualified Health Centers. In 2014, they served approximately 26,000 adult and pediatric patients at the West Palm Beach, Lantana and Delray Beach sites co-located in the Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County health centers, as well as a location in downtown Belle Glade.
This year, the clinics also began providing primary care services at the Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health and at the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center, the county’s homeless resource center. In addition, the clinics staff a primary care clinic at Palm Beach Lakes High School. In July 2015, the Brumback Clinics began providing dental services at four locations in Palm Beach County.
Clinic locations and hours are:
• West Palm Beach Clinic, 1150 45th St., West Palm Beach: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
• Belle Glade Clinic, 941 S.E. First St., Belle Glade: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
• Lantana Clinic, 1250 Southwinds Drive, Lantana: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
• Delray Beach Clinic, 225 S. Congress Ave., Delray Beach: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; and 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays.
While walk-ins are welcome, the clinics recommend patients make an appointment by calling (561) 642-1000. For more info., visit www.brumbackclinics.org.
ABOVE: Staff members gather in front of the new C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic location that recently opened in suburban Lake Worth.