Rep. McNerney applauds Grand Opening of new Antioch Health Center

Antioch, CA – On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) applauded the grand opening of the new Antioch Health Center, a facility that will allow Contra Costa Health Services to meet the growing demand for health care services in the East County region. The Congressman also had the chance to tour the new facility that includes nearly double the number of exam rooms as the health center’s previous location on Lone Tree Way.

“This is a great day for the people of Antioch, the greater Contra Costa region, and our Ninth Congressional District,” said McNerney. “I believe that access to quality health care is an important building block that helps our community prosper and grow. This new Antioch Health Center is larger, with the capacity to provide medical care to more patients seeking care. I am confident that this health center will help improve community health and be a valuable resource that will serve people for years to come.”

According to Contra Costa Health Services, the new Antioch Health Center will integrate behavioral care and physical health care to better address the needs of its patients.

“As Health Director of Contra Costa Health Services, I am grateful for the opening of this new Health Center which will expand access to health care in East County,” said Dr. William Walker, Director of Contra Costa Health Services. “I am particularly proud of the opportunity for further integration of physical and behavioral health services, so necessary for truly addressing the needs of our patients.”

The new Antioch Health Center will have 20 medical exam rooms and two group rooms – twice the number of exam rooms at the center’s old facility. The Antioch Health Center manages over a thousand visits each week.

Congressman Jerry McNerney represents California’s 9th Congressional District which includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties including most of Antioch. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.

One Comment to “Rep. McNerney applauds Grand Opening of new Antioch Health Center”

  1. Marty Fernandez says:

    Now that HUD has raised the housing entitlement by 35% this shows the county is looking ahead at the influx of Section 8 Antioch will have.

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