The Connell Clinic
Franklin County residents, did you know that CBHA’s Connell Clinic offers comprehensive, collaborative health care services? The Connell Clinic has been expanding services and intends to expand even more. Site Director Nohely Velazquez says, “One of my goals is for the Connell Clinic be a ‘go to’ resource for any health needs people might have.”
And that goal is well on its way to being realized. With eye care, family medicine, dental care, lab services and behavioral health all under one roof, there’s little reason to travel outside the area for health care.
It’s being the “go-to” location for the community’s needs that inspires Velazquez. “I knew the impact that CBHA has had on the community, but what surprised me is all the background work that goes into making sure we are doing the best we can and ensuring patients experience quality providers and quality service.”
Recently Connell Clinic added the services of Psychiatric ARNP Michelle Taylor and the Behavioral Health team to its schedule. Behavioral health and medication management is now possible without leaving Connell. Those interested in learning more about common behavioral health conditions like depression or stress management can attend one of the Lunch and Learn events at the Othello Clinic. Michelle Taylor and her team will address important mental health topics while providing valuable educational content (and a free lunch as well). To learn more about these events go to CBHA.org/ Events.
Velazquez is excited about expanding services to provide even more comprehensive care. “I would like to see us grow our services. We’re working on that by bringing more providers here.”
Connell Clinic has already made a positive impact in the community – and it’s certain to do even more, which gives the CBHA staff reason to celebrate. “I really do love what I’m doing,” says Velazquez. "I love to make an impact on the patients and my staff, so that they can have the peace of mind that we are taking care of them the best we can.”