New Dublin Medical Offices and Cancer Center Opening in May: Here’s What You Need to Know
Soon, Dublin city officials will join Kaiser Permanente leaders in cutting the ribbon to mark the opening of the new Kaiser Permanente Dublin Medical Offices and Cancer Center. Then on Monday, May 20, the first patients will walk through the doors to experience all the services the facility will offer the people of the Tri-Valley and beyond.
“This is a tremendous asset to the community and will provide great benefits for the almost 140,000 Kaiser Permanente members in the Tri-Valley,” says Steven Zurnacian, MD, physician site lead for the Dublin Medical Offices and Cancer Center. “Dublin is one of the fastest-growing cities in California and is home to many young families. This new facility in the city of Dublin will make access to health care services more convenient for our members.”
Members and others in the community will have a chance to see what all the excitement is about at a Community Open House on Saturday, May 11 from 1-4 p.m. The event is centered around Self-Care, and will feature tours, giveaways, and fun. Join us in the celebration and experience the warmth and comfort this facility brings to the Tri-Valley. Click here to register.
Members who live in the Dublin area are particularly excited about the arrival of a 24-hour Urgent Care, which will be available seven days a week, including holidays. Appointments are advisable when possible, but Urgent Care will be available for walk-ins as well.
Urgent Care can handle a variety of injuries and illnesses, but for emergencies that may be potentially life-threatening, members should go to the Emergency Department in Walnut Creek or Antioch, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. The new Urgent Care was designed with the community in mind. It is large enough to accommodate the needs of our Tri-Valley members and fully staffed with high-quality medical professionals for whenever care is needed.
With 220,000 feet of space, the Dublin Medical Offices and Cancer Center will house numerous specialty and sub-specialty clinics including women’s health, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, urology, and respiratory medicine. Other services available include general surgery, head and neck surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and physical therapy (PT), employee health and occupational health. Members already receiving PT at another facility who wish to switch their appointments to Dublin can discuss this with their primary care physician and physical therapist.
Members will also appreciate having access to a full-service laboratory and an outpatient pharmacy that will be open until 9 p.m. for evening pick-ups. And working parents with newborns will be happy to learn of Dublin’s weekend newborn care clinic.
Most specialty services are available to members with a referral from their primary care physician, however women’s health clinic appointments and newborn clinic appointments, and Urgent Care appointments can be booked directly without a referral.
A new state-of-the-art radiology and imaging services department will be available for those needing X-rays, MRIs, CT and PET-CT scans, and other diagnostic screenings. The Breast Imaging Center will offer screening mammograms, along with any diagnostic follow up studies (ultrasounds, biopsies) that are needed to help our members. Members will benefit from the convenience of having diagnostic screening closer to where they live, and with greater availability of appointments.
In accessing these services, members will have the help of a centralized reception area, clear signage, and wayfaring kiosks that can direct them to their department.
The Dublin Cancer Treatment Center will offer a full spectrum of oncology services for cancer diagnosis and treatment. These will include general oncology, hematology, a chemotherapy infusion center, a radiation oncology center, and an oncology pharmacy. A radiosurgery center will provide brachytherapy and other radiation-based cancer treatment modalities, which will be available to members throughout the area who are referred for these services.
Members newly diagnosed with cancer may be referred to the Dublin Cancer Treatment Center based on location preference and expected treatment methods.
Cancer patients currently undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy or radiation, may remain with their current provider or receive treatment in Dublin based on discussions with their oncologist and their preferences and treatment requirements.
“We have heard from members that they would like to receive medical treatment closer to where they live and work, and we are thrilled to be answering this need,” says Dr. Zurnacian. “With the availability of 24-hour Urgent Care, pharmacy and laboratory services, and so many specialty and sub-specialty services, this is an exciting opportunity for our community.”