Red Hawk Health Clinic Open to All
The overall goal of the clinic, Adams said, is to give a place where the “underserved” can go for healthcare. she said. “Come see us. We’ll take care of their health.” She said the clinic is there to “keep people from getting diseases, to be proactive.” In the end, she said, “It’s not about the money. It’s about the people.”
A five-story building sitting on the other side of the parking structure from Red Hawk Casino is often overlooked by the general public. Many that do see the building and read the sign declaring what it is have a misconception of who the building serves.
The Shingle Springs Health and Wellness Clinic is “owned and operated by the tribe,” said Kasey Lonbaken, a Registered Nurse and the clinic’s outreach director, referring to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, “but we don’t just take Native Americans. People are more than welcome to come, the public needs to know that.”
The clinic offers medical, dental and behavioral health programs, from orthodontics to podiatry, classes on marriage and family health to diabetes.
The name is “more generic” because ...