A new three-story Sharp Rees-Stealy Santee Medical Center is set to replace three other East County clinics, combining several urgent care resources into one building, when it opens on Oct. 4.
The Sharp Rees-Stealy Santee Medical Center on the corner of Cuyamaca Street and Buena Vista Avenue will take the place of Sharp Rees-Stealy El Cajon, La Mesa West, Mount Helix and San Carlos, which previously closed in June.
All East County Sharp Rees-Stealy services will be offered at either the La Mesa or Santee facilities and patients will be notified which site to attend for appointments.
Once the 86,000-square-foot facility opens in early October, patients who would typically attend other clinics can get a wide range of health care services in one building, including dermatology, family medicine, internal medicine, laboratory services, optometry services, and OB/GYN. The facility will also have an on-site pharmacy, radiology, rehabilitation services and an expanded urgent care.
"Consolidating our care and services in one new, state-of-the-art facility will help us continue to provide the high-quality, compassionate care our patients expect and deserve," said Dr. Steven Green, Chief Medical Officer, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group.
Sharp said there would be no interruption to urgent care services as staff transition between facilities. The urgent care center in Santee will open for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 8 a.m.
Appointments are already being accepted for Sharp Rees-Stealy Santee Medical Center. Patients can call 858-499-2715 to schedule a primary care appointment either in-person or virtually.
A virtual open house will be held on Saturday, Oct.10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The virtual event will feature a tour, Ask-the-Doctor sessions, a cooking demo featuring their culinary medicine physician, a live exercise session with a physical therapist, Medicare information and more. Those interested can register for the event here.