June 12, 2014 | by Denise Heady
Changes in health care coverage are making it harder for some cancer patients to get high-level care. City of Hope is making it easier with the opening of a new community clinic in Arcadia, California.
City of Hope | Arcadia, located next to Methodist Hospital of Southern California, opened its doors for service this month. The clinic represents City of Hope's latest efforts to strategically address the rapidly changing health care environment by expanding access to high-level cancer care. The facility makes it easier for patients in the community to obtain the general cancer surgery and medical oncology services they need.
At 3,000 square feet, the clinic houses seven exam rooms. Two of the rooms can be used for minor procedures, including those addressing prostate cancer.
The new facility is just under four miles from City of Hope's Duarte campus. “Given the new clinic’s proximity to our main campus, it allows for a close integration of care with our subspecialists in a setting that is convenient for patients,” said Harlan Levine, chief executive of City of Hope Medical Foundation.
“City of Hope is proud to extend our services even more directly and conveniently to patients in the Arcadia area,” said Vijay Trisal, M.D., medical director of community practices for the City of Hope Medical Foundation. “This new clinic will widen patients’ ability to obtain City of Hope’s comprehensive services and leading-edge treatment.”
City of Hope | Arcadia is the most recent addition to City of Hope's growing list of community practices, joining those in Antelope Valley, Palm Springs, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Mission Hills and Santa Clarita.
The new clinic is located at 301 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 400, near City of Hope’s new radiation oncology service, which City of Hope acquired from Methodist Hospital of Southern California in January.
Get more information about City of Hope's community clinics.
Learn more about becoming a patient or getting a second opinion at City of Hope by visiting us online or by calling 800-826-HOPE (4673). Our staff will explain what previous medical records we'll need for your first appointment and help you determine, before you come in, whether or not your insurance will pay for the appointment.