A new healthcare facility in Maricopa is right around the corner.
Greg Vallado, the company’s vice president of real estate, said an anticipated Aug. 1 ribbon cutting was plagued by delays.
Now, the opening is slated for Aug. 21.
“There were supply chain constraints, so materials didn’t arrive as needed,” Vallado said. “Staffing was also difficult.”
Despite the setbacks, Vallado said the provider hired a full staff that will wrap up training over the next month at other clinics, allowing them to see patients on opening day. The medical office will operate daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Tempe-based urgent care facility saw its first patient more than three decades ago and boasts more than 170 clinics across the country. Physicians on site can see same-day visits or appointments for everything from school sports physicals to ankle sprains and occupational health clients.
The full-service clinic accepts a range of insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, and out-of-pocket payments. Patients can also download an app to make appointments, see wait times and peruse locations.
With opening day just weeks away, Vallado said the clinic is eager to start seeing patients.
“We’re excited to be in the community,” Vallado said. “Maricopa is a thriving city and we’re thrilled to be part of it.”