Palo Verde Hospital Community Clinic


On March 10, 2021, Palo Verde Hospital Community Clinic achieved the status of Exemplary Provider by successfully passing an accreditation survey conducted by The Compliance Team, Inc. [TCT].

This achievement reflects full compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Rural Health Clinics and is a hallmark accomplishment for our hospital-based clinic. There were no contingency findings identified which indicates that the clinic meets all standards for quality and the provision of service.

A resurvey for compliance will be conducted in 3 years. The hospital will submit a mid-term progress report to the Compliance Team to validate continual compliance.


Scope of Services

Palo Verde Hospital Community Clinic is organized to provide the following services from newborns to geriatrics:

• Physical and wellness Examinations

• Management of acute and chronic medical conditions

• Screening

• Immunization and vaccinations

• Counseling

• Patient Education, common disease entities, reportable signs, and symptoms.

• Medication management, including prescribing, administration, reconciliation, and

• Education of patients.

• Treatment for minor injuries and first aid.

Under the direction of Doctor M. Bakhtavar, two qualified nurse practitioners and ancillary staff help to serve the community. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday. Patients are scheduled from 9:00 AM to 5:00.

Palo Verde Hospital Community Clinic

250 North 1st Street Suite B

Blythe, California 92225



Safe Use of Opioids

Our goal is to treat your medical conditions, including pain, effectively, safely and in the right way.

Pain medication treatment can be complicated. Mistakes or abuse of pain medication can cause serious health problems and even death.

We will only provide pain relief options that are considered by medical standards to be safe and correct.

We follow legal practices when prescribing medications. We do not refill lost prescriptions. If your prescription is lost or stolen, please notify the police. Our health care providers can use the California Prescription Drug Monitoring Program called CURES to track prescriptions for opioid pain medication and other controlled substances.

If you need help in Riverside County Call 800-499-3008

If you need help in San Bernardino County Call 909-421-4601

____________________________________________________________________________                                COVID-19 Test to Treat Program

Although the overall number of Covid-positive cases has continued to decrease, the threat of Covid-19 is still real. If you have symptoms, treatment for Covid-19 must be taken within 5-7 days of the onset of symptoms.

Difference Between Flu and COVID-19

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2, and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. You cannot tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 by symptoms alone because some of the symptoms are the same.

COVID-19 is an illness that is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. It can cause a wide range of symptoms and can be very mild to very severe, even causing death. People with certain risk factors are more likely to progress to severe COVID-19 and may be eligible for treatment.

COVID-19 is spread by small droplets of saliva exhaled by an infected person that

• are inhaled, or

• land on the eyes, nose, or mouth, or are introduced through the eyes, nose, or mouth

For more information, or to find a test to treat program near you:

Call the statewide Covid hotline: 833-422-4255

If you think you have Covid-19, testing is available through the clinic or hospital. If you test positive, Plaxovid, a medication authorized for emergency use, by the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] can be prescribed for you to help reduce the progression of the disease and symptoms.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), common COVID-19 symptoms include:

• Fever or chills

• Cough

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• Fatigue

• Muscle or body aches

• Headache

• New loss of taste or smell

• Sore throat

• Congestion or runny nose

• Nausea or vomiting

• Diarrhea

• Pink eye [a symptom of a new strain of Covid]

Contact: Palo Verde Community Clinic