Patients in the Sutter Health PAMF Santa Cruz system have been notified about big changes in the clinic at 4663 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley. A Sutter Health spokesperson provided the following information via email:
As part of our commitment to providing safe, personal, affordable care, we regularly assess our service offerings to better steward our resources and meet the changing needs of our patient population.
We will continue to meet patient demand for time-sensitive care at the Scotts Valley Center by offering same day appointments, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For night and weekend needs, patients and families have several nearby urgent and walk-in care options from which to choose, including the expanded services available at Westside Urgent Care, located just 6 miles from the Scotts Valley Center.
In addition to enhancing our ability to provide safe, quality care that supports the needs of our changing patient population while being good stewards of our resources, this transition will also allow us to expand primary and pediatric care capacity at the Scotts Valley Center by recruiting additional physicians to join the six care providers who currently practice at this location.
The Sutter Westside Center Urgent Care, at 1301 Mission St., Santa Cruz, had closed temporarily in November 2020. Customers before the closure reported on Yelp the facility had plenty of parking.
For those willing to pay out of network, Kaiser Permanente Urgent Care in Scotts Valley has been open since January 2017.
A Kaiser Permanente spokesperson reports Urgent Care is available at 5615 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley, Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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