Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Announced Closure of Madera Community Hospital
“This is a difficult time for the Madera community. We are grateful to the hospitals and health care providers in the region who are stepping up so that the individuals and communities impacted by the announced closure of Madera Community Hospital have access to critical health care services.
The California Health and Human Services Agency, along with our departments, will continue to work with Madera Community Hospital on their closure plans, and we will work with our health plan partners and county partners to ensure that members are aware of alternative providers in the community who are able to care for them, including behavioral health and primary care services.
To those seeking emergency care, Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno and Clovis Community Medical Center in Clovis are accepting patients. Anyone who is not able to get access to non-urgent care, can contact the Department of Managed Health Care Help Center by calling 1-888-466-2219 or by visiting www.healthhelp.ca.gov. Additionally, Medi-Cal members can contact the Department of Health Care Services Ombudsman Office by calling 1-888-452-8609.”