Clinica San Fernando Coronado’s Grand Opening
The much awaited opening of the San Fernando Clinic succeeded as the clinic opened for the first time on the 25th of October 2008, with a twenty four hour and seven day a week emergency room filled with qualified medical personnel and the latest medical support technology available.
As the first of its kind in the interior of Panama, San Fernando Clinic will serve as a launch pad for future clinics in various interior communities in the country. Clinica San Fernando will be a valuable addition to the community as emergency health issues are immediately addressed. Its proximity to the beach areas are another plus factor for tourists who may need immediate medical attention, whilst on vacation.
The clinic had an Open House during the first quarter of this year. In March, a ribbon cutting ceremony and “house blessing” was performed, while food and drinks were served afterwards at Club Ecuestre. It was during the Open House, that visitors were given a tour of the clinic’s various facilities by Cynthia de Cabassa of their Client Service department. These were the first guests to bear witness to the state-of-the-art medical equipment that the clinic boasts of, such as X-rays, a CAT scanner and Ultra-sound equipment. The clinic’s laboratory is fully equipped for specialized, emergency or simple routine tests.
Cynthia de Cabassa indicated that there will be a full-time ophthalmologist and dentist available, in addition to round the clock doctors on duty. The clinic is open from Mondays until Fridays, where a fully stocked pharmacy is also available for the medicinal needs of patients.
De Cabassa also stated that the clinic is currently looking for language translators such as those fluent in French or German. These would be helpful for foreigner-patients who neither speak Spanish nor English.
Currently though, Clinica San Fernando does not offer any medical plans. However, they are willing to work with both local and international medical plan organizations, to cater for the needs of their various would-be patients. As soon as these have been established, the prices would be listed on the clinic’s website.
As pointed out, the clinic will provide immediate emergency medical attention for those within the area of Coronado. Their highly trained medical staff will also be able to attend to those with immediate health concerns, and there is the option for outpatient services as well. So if you are in the area of Coronado, you may want to stop by and have a peek at the new San Fernando clinic, as this modern facility is an essential part of Coronado’s future.
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