The Times-Independent

New health clinic opens in southern Spanish Valley

San Juan Health cut the ribbon on a new clinic in Spanish Valley on Nov. 4. The clinic is in the middle of the fastest growing area of San Juan County, just south of Moab.

San Juan Health board members cut the ribbon for the new clinic in Spanish Valley on November 4, 2021 as staff members hold the ribbon. Board members include (left to right) Andria Wilson, Doug Christensen, Alan Barry, and Paul Sonderegger. Photo courtesy of the San Juan Record

The $5.4 million facility was built with the financial support of the Community Impact Board. An additional $1.5 million was needed for equipment. The clinic is the third to be built by San Juan Health; two others are in Monticello and Blanding.

“The nurse’s station is the focal point, and everything is built around that,” said Jimmy Johnson, COO for the health district.

Support services include a large pharmacy room (with a drive-up window), laboratory, and radiology featuring an x-ray and CT scan.

“The goal is to be a one-stop shop for outpatient services,” added Johnson.

Five medical providers will practice at the facility, including Dr. Jason Doel two days a week, Dr. Michael Nielson one day a week, and Dr. Jeanne Wigant one day a week.

Physician’s assistant Fernando Rivero will be full-time at the clinic, with PA Nicole Fox there two days a week.

A version of this report was first published in the San Juan Record.