UBRICA RETAIL CLINICAL CENTERS AND THEIR FEATURES
Ubrica Health Services intends to enter into Kenyan health care market with a network of retail clinical centers distributed throughout the country in a franchise model. The clinics contain a strong retail component that can cater to the grocery and produce shoppers. The grocery and produce shopping will power the economic engine of the retail clinical center, by working to attract shoppers, who in turn become clients for health, wellness and clinical services.
All primary care clinical centers will carry space for basic ambulatory clinical capability. These include a clinical examination room, a dispensing pharmacy, and a clinical diagnostic laboratory. In addition, all clinics will be designed to carry clinical trial research work, in support of central bio-equivalence laboratory in Nairobi.
Ubrica intends to rollout three models of retail clinical centers.
- Model 1. Primary Care Retail Clinical Center—this model is a basic community health center with
added space for collection of specimens for samples for clinical trials and for
bio-equivalence testing. Model 1 retail clinical center will be distributed
widely throughout the country, all the way down to the village level.
- Model 2. Secondary Care Retail Clinical Center—This model contains 20 inpatient beds in addition to the basic services in Model 1. A section of the inpatient bed space will serve the bio-equivalence program. For this purpose, approximately 10 beds will be set aside to cater to clients coming for specimen draw for bio-equivalence testing. The remainder of the in patient bed space will be used for short term in patient care for maternity services, simple surgeries such as hernia repair, etc. This indicates that Model 2 will have a small operating room, and has features of a secondary community health center.
- Model 3. Tertiary Retail Clinical Center—This model will also contain a full-scale bio-equivalence laboratory, in addition to all the features of Model 2. The bio-equivalence laboratory is a testing center for effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs.