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Camarena opens new clinic in Chowchilla

Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

Camarena Health board president Seann Garcia takes a seat in a new dental chair while Chowchilla staff Robi Patel, DDS, Mary Noriega, center, and Laura Evans look on following a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Chowchilla new multi-facility health center on Tuesday morning.


Camarena Health in Chowchilla celebrated the opening of its new multi-facility health center Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting on the Prosperity Avenue Campus.

The new campus opened recently and has allowed Camarena Health to bring additional health care services to the community.

“Camarena Health has been proudly serving Chowchilla for more than 13 years. We are very excited about our new state of the art healthcare facilities, as it will allow us to grow alongside the community and meet the diverse healthcare needs of individuals and families from Chowchilla and surrounding areas.” said Paulo Soares, CEO of Camarena Health.

In the new buildings, Camarena Health will be providing a full range of medical care services which will include family medicine, internal medicine, dental, behavioral health, women’s health, optometry and health education services.

“Our new campus is one of the only places in Chowchilla where a patient can come and access a variety of health services in one central location. Our new location houses more than 30 employees and allows Camarena Health to bring additional specialists and health care professionals to the community,” Soares said.

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About Camarena Health: Camarena Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving residents of Madera County for 39 years. Camarena Health currently provides comprehensive medical, behavioral health, optometry, chiropractic, health education and dental services to the communities of Madera, Chowchilla, Coarsegold, and Oakhurst. In 2018, Camarena Health served more than 42,000 patients and had more than 200,000 patient visits through a network of 12 health center sites and one community outreach and enrollment center. For more information, visit

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