UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, recently announced that it is adding seven new health and wellness clinics to its growing network that serves California farm workers and their families.
Through an agreement with Salinas, Cal.-based Pinnacle HealthCare that takes effect July 1, UnitedAg will extend beneficial services to thousands more of its eligible participants through Pinnacle-operated clinics in the agricultural communities of Freedom, Hollister, King City, Los Banos, Salinas (Blanco), Salinas (Rossi) and Soledad, Cal. Under most UnitedAg-sponsored benefit plans, many of the services are provided with zero co-pays or deductibles.
UnitedAg now has a total of nine clinics, including two existing Health & Wellness Clinics in Santa Maria and Visalia, Cal. The clinics provide a range of services focused on the unique needs of the agricultural community – from acute and episodic care to health risk and disease management to wellness and prevention. Emphasizing short wait times and personalized care, the clinics also feature on-site lab services and many available on-site prescriptions.
“We’re proud to increase the availability of beneficial health and wellness services to so many more of our member’s employees and their dependents across California’s agricultural communities through this agreement,” said Kirti Mutatkar, president and chief executive officer of UnitedAg. “In partnership with Pinnacle HealthCare, we’re advancing a new model in health care that delivers comprehensive, high-quality services to farm workers and their families at an affordable cost.”