The South Coast’s newest medical clinic might seem a little oddly placed at first.  It shares a parking lot with a Starbucks and is across the way from a Home Depot. But that's part of the point: making health care more accessible is the goal of an ambitious project by a provider to add 10 new urgent care centers to the region.

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A major health care provider has set up triage centers at its Central Coast health care facilities to assess potential coronavirus cases without contaminating indoor facilities. Dignity Health has put up triage tents at five urgent care locations. Triage tents have also been set up outside Dignity’s Marian Regional Center in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo.