Rural Health Clinic

Michelle A. Thomas, M.D.

Rural Health Clinic Medical Director/Secretary of Medical Staff

1165 Phelps Avenue
Coalinga, CA 93210

Phone: (559) 935-6700

Medical Education
U.C. Davis School of Medicine

Charles R. Drew University of Medical and Science (1995-1997)
UCSF Fresno Department of Medicine (1998-2000)

Eligible, American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Urgent Care Medicine

New Equipment, New Space, New Choice

Whether you live in Coalinga, Huron, Avenal, Cantua Creek, Five Points, Kettlemen City or somewhere in between, the NEW Rural Health Clinic at Coalinga Regional Medical Center can provide the healthcare you need — even after-hours.

Open evenings and weekends, the Rural Health Clinic makes it easier than ever to get affordable, non-emergency care. Our state-of-the-art facility has a separate waiting room for well patients, six exam rooms with the latest technology, and a dedicated staff who care about you and your family.

Best of all, the Coalinga Regional Medical Center is right next door. So if you need additional tests or follow-up care, you can get it all from one location.

Preventive Healthcare

One of the best ways to stay healthy — and save money — is to take advantage of preventive healthcare. The Rural Health Clinic at Coalinga Regional Medical Center offers a full range of preventive services for helping you and your family stay healthy, including:

  • Routine checkups
  • Immunizations
  • Disease management
  • Regular screenings
  • Medicare Wellness Exams
  • Sports Physicals

With preventive care, you have a greater chance of early detection of everything from cancer to diabetes to hypertension. So you can get started on treatment sooner and take a proactive approach to your health.

Occupational Medicine

The clinic offers a full-service occupational medicine program for businesses in the community. By utilizing other services within the hospital’s facilities we are able to coordinate the employee’s treatments and testing requirements as required by law. The staff is committed to ensure appropriate organization of medical care with open communication between employee, employer, insurers and all medical providers. If a referral to a specialist is needed, we can refer employees to physicians in their network.

Services available on the hospital campus include:

  • DOT and non-Dot Exams
  • State Employees Annual Exams
  • Drug Screens
  • Breath Alcohol
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • EKGs
  • Physical Therapy
  • Lab and Radiology Services


At every stage of life, your children can benefit from preventive care. The Rural Health Clinic is ready to care for your loved ones’ needs, including well-baby and well-child visits as well as regular checkups.

The most important step you can take toward protecting your children from serious illness is to stay current on their immunizations. Vaccines for childhood illnesses are safe and prevent potential complications from even mild diseases.

In recent years, vaccines have been developed to stem illnesses like the flu, infantile diarrhea (rotavirus), hepatitis, meningitis, and human papillomavirus (HPV). Parents have more opportunities than ever to keep kids healthy and safe from contagious illnesses.

Older Adults

Preventive care in older adults can help improve quality of life and decrease healthcare costs. Although the likelihood of illness and chronic disease increases with age, the frequency and severity of disease can be reduced with preventive care.

The Rural Health Clinic has comprehensive services for the aging population. Our staff can help ensure that older adults stay current on their vaccinations. Plus, our facilities are set up for the multiple health screenings that can help prevent, delay, or minimize disease in older adults.

When necessary, the Coalinga Regional Medical Center is available for follow-up care.

Programs Accepted

Private Insurance


Child Health and Disability Prevention program

WIC referrals

Federally funded Women, Infants, and Children, for screening to enable access to County Site for check for nutritional purchases, pregnant women and children up to the age of five

Family PACT

Planning, Access, Care, & Treatment, by Federal Funds, to low-income not covered by MediCal, men, woman, and teens education and treatment of STDs and birth control planning

Call the Rural Healthcare Clinic today at (559) 935-6700 for an appointment.

Walk-in patients are also welcome.

Rural Health Clinic

Coalinga Regional Medical Center
1165 Phelps Ave.
Coalinga, CA 93210-9609
(559) 935-6700

Hours of operation are:

9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed between Noon and 12:30 p.m.

Healthcare you can trust in a community you call home.