Community Medical Services is expanding its operations in Arizona, with plans to build a second 24/7 clinic in the Central Business District. The new location is 27,000 square feet, three times the size of the Northern site. It has 305 parking spaces compared to nine at the Northern site. In addition, the Phoenix facility will have a staging area for ride services and additional space for an exercise program. When the new facility opens, it will provide more than just health care.
The organization serves about 7,000 patients at 21 locations in Arizona. In addition to the main clinic, Community Medical Services participates in community initiatives with the criminal justice system. While many critics have criticized the practice, some residents have praised it. For example, state senator Kate Brophy McGee and longtime neighborhood resident Jeff Spellman have both lauded the center. In a recent article, the Arizona Republic called the center a “proud member of the community” and cited the clinic’s work in the city’s recovery communities.
The organization also provides telehealth services and methadone treatment for opioid use disorder. The clinic is located inside a hospital, making it convenient for patients to come and go as needed. It also offers free parking for patients. It is a nonprofit, so there is no cost to clients. They are free to use and have no membership fees. The center is open 24 hours a day, and has a full-service pharmacy.