CHICO, CA – Northern Valley Indian Health (NVIH) is pleased to announce the opening of its newest clinic located at Meriam Park in South Chico.
The 20,540 square foot facility will provide medical, behavioral health and outreach services. The clinic will have 12 medical exam rooms, 7 behavioral health offices, space for specialty care and is furnished with state-of-the-art medical equipment to provide quality, compassionate care to all NVIH patients.
Construction began in March 2021 and was completed May 2022. Slater & Son, a Chico-based construction company, was the contractor for the project. Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto (NMR), another Chico-based company, served as the architect and engineering firm. An estimated 300 people were involved in the production of this extensive project.
“We are eager to begin services at our new clinic,” said Inder Wadhwa, CEO of Northern Valley Indian Health. “after more than 50 years of business for NVIH, we are proud to have the ability to expand our healthcare coverage as we continue to provide the most advanced services to the underserved populations and all members of our community.”
The new location on Concord Avenue is the fourth NVIH clinic located in Chico. The existing clinics on W. East Avenue, Cohasset Road and Springfield Drive will continue operations from their current locations.
The new healthcare clinic will serve existing medical and behavioral health patients while also having the capacity to accept new patients. Community health & outreach services will be provided as they play a critical role in improving and extending the reach of health care for the community.
NVIH anticipates that the new clinic will allow the organization to provide 35-45 additional competitive career opportunities. Dr. Chester Austin, NVIH Medical Director and Dr. Michael Clarke, NVIH Behavioral Health Director will continue to provide leadership to their respective departments.
Since 1971, NVIH has grown steadily to meet the growing needs of the communities that it serves. Last year, NVIH had over 108,000 patient visits at its healthcare clinics in Woodland, Chico, Red Bluff and Willows.
Northern Valley Indian Health consists of a consortium of tribes: the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, the Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, and the Kletsel Dehe Band of Wintun Indians.