One of the city's most underserved areas for healthcare is getting a major boost as Denver Health's newest community clinic begins to take patients.
The Federico Peña Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care, 1339 S. Federal Blvd., officially opens on April 18, but some already have been able to see doctors at Denver Health's ninth community health clinic and first new location in nine years.
The 45,000-square-foot complex will be the first location to have an extended-hour urgent care center separate from Denver Health's main campus at 777 Bannock St., allowing residents to seek same-day care for a variety of ailments.
The clinic also will serve all primary care needs, dentistry and will have a lab, x-ray capabilities and a pharmacy on site.
"I think that will meet a huge need," said Dr. Lindsey Fish, who will lead the urgent care clinic.