A state of the art Electronic Health Records system is replacing the existing paper files and charts currently used by the clinic's staff. A complete overhaul of the clinic's workflow is in the works as part of the EHR implementation. Newly trained MA (Medical Assistant) and front desk staff will be added as well, according to the release.
In addition, a new and expanded health care provider team led and supervised by Dr. Ruben E. Brinckhaus, M.D., will bring mid-level providers from Southern Trinity Health Services' staff of physician assistants, nurses and medical assistants. Dr. Julie Bussman, Ph.D., Southern Trinity's Licensed Clinical Psychologist, will also be providing expanded service hours at the Scotia Bluffs clinic. Certified Physician Assistants Michael Kays, Family Nurse Practitioner Pat Farmer, Certified Physician Assistant James Tinkelenberg, and Certified Physician Assistant Christine McMillan will be providing direct patient services as well, according to the release.
The Scotia Bluffs Clinic is part of Southern Trinity Health Services FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) network and will provide access to health care regardless of ability to pay, according to the release.
To make an appointment, or to get help with health care insurance qualification, or help with enrolling in Covered California's health insurance program or other public benefits programs should you have any questions you can contact the clinic at 707-764-5617.