The new facility for this community clinic nearly triples its capacity to serve low-income families in the Monument Boulevard District area. The facility offers comprehensive, low-cost health services to one of the most densely populated and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Contra Costa County.
The Monument neighborhood has experienced a major demographic shift in a relatively short period of time, according to a 2006 City of Concord report. With new immigrants moving into the corridor, the population grew by 32 percent between 1990 and 2000. An estimated two-thirds of the population lives below the federal poverty line.
The Monument clinic opened in 2003 as a one-stop service provider for uninsured and underserved residents. To meet fast-growing demand, the clinic moved in 2010 to a new location with this building shell renovation and tenant improvement project.
The new facility offers a full dental clinic and full medical clinic, community and health education programs, laboratory services, and social services support. Patients can receive urgent care, optometry services, behavioral health counseling, family planning services, and prenatal and pediatric care. The facility also hosts a regional administrative hub for scattered-site health centers in two counties.
The health center meets OSHPD 3 criteria. It was also designed to LEED Silver criteria, with environmentally friendly features such as solar thermal equipment for the hot water supply.