New clinic planned for Granger

Immediate care site opening by end of 2016

An artist’s rendering shows the design of a new clinic planned for Granger.

Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic graphic
An artist’s rendering shows the design of a new clinic planned for Granger.

— The community’s second new clinic in a 12-month span will open its doors by the end of the year.

Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic will open an immediate care clinic in a new 7,500 square-foot commercial building under construction across from City Hall, 102 Main St.

“We have 2,600 patients at our Toppenish clinic who live in Granger,” spokeswoman Amber Betts said. “Our top priority is to meet them where they are.”

The clinic will occupy 4,000 square feet of office space. The remainder will be an Anytime Fitness.

“This has been something in the works for a while,” Betts said of the urgent care clinic. “Hopefully, it can eliminate avoidable emergency room visits.”

The center will hire six to eight employees, Betts said. They include medical providers and a receptionist.

It will be open 8:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Granger clinic will have the same schedule as the immediate care clinic Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s opened in Sunnyside three years ago, Betts said.

The clinic will be the second to open in Granger in the past 12 months. Neighborhood Health opened a clinic last November.

In June, Joe Sevigny of Vagabond Properties bought the one-acre site from the city of Granger for $187,655. Construction began last month on Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s new clinic.


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