Signs of progress on new Folsom Medical Office Building

Work underway on new outpatient facility, the first phase of medical campus at Hwy 50 and E. Bidwell


If you’re driving in the area of Highway 50 and E. Bidwell Street in Folsom, you may notice new signs of progress on UC Davis Health’s planned medical campus. Crews are preparing the site for the first of three projects: a 112,000 square foot outpatient clinic. Two new signs also proclaim the area the future home of the Folsom Center for Health.

One of the signs was unveiled on Friday in an event at the worksite. A construction worker used a crane to remove a drape that was covering it, revealing the name and the partners behind the project: UC Davis Health, contractor Rudolph and Sletten, designers LPAS Architecture and Design and Boulder Associates and construction management team Jacobs.

A construction worker uses a large crane to lift up a sign that says “UC Davis Health” to unveil a large sign
Leaders from UC Davis Health, the City of Folsom, Rudolph and Sletten, LPAS Architecture and Design, Boulder Associates and Jacobs gathered at the site for the unveiling on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023.

UC Davis Health leaders, partners and officials from the City of Folsom were on hand for the event.

“We’re excited to be moving forward on this critical project to expand and innovate patient care in Folsom,” said Mike Condrin, interim chief administrator for UC Davis Medical Center and chief operating officer for UC Davis Health Hospital Division. “We’ve been caring for Folsom for more than two decades, and this project will allow us to consolidate and grow primary and specialty care in the area while modernizing at the same time.”

The outside of a modern white, wood-toned and glass building with gardens, trees and walkways with more than a dozen people.
Left: A rendering of the future Folsom Medical Building, courtesy of LPAS Architecture and Design. Right: A rendering of the future Folsom Medical Building, courtesy of LPAS Architecture and Design.

The new three-story outpatient clinic, called the Folsom Medical Office Building, will include primary and specialty care, a lab for blood draws, ophthalmology and an optic shop. It will also feature imaging and an infusion suite offering treatments for cancer patients and other services. The building will have unobstructed views of the Sierra foothills.

“The City of Folsom is excited to celebrate the progress of UC Davis Health’s future medical campus in Folsom Ranch,” said Folsom Mayor Rosario Rodriguez. “With groundwork already underway, this expansion will ensure the health and wellness of our residents by providing top-tier, accessible outpatient medical care close to home. With 40 acres dedicated to this campus, UC Davis Health is positioned to expand alongside the city, planning for the Folsom community’s needs today and for many generations.”

Interior renderings
A rendering of the future Folsom Medical Building, courtesy of LPAS Architecture and Design.

Growing with the City of Folsom

The $171 million medical building, set to be completed in 2025, is the first of several projects planned for the lot at the southwest corner of Highway 50 and E. Bidwell, in Folsom Ranch. Also planned are a surgery center, a hotel and a micro-hospital with an emergency department with up to 30 beds. The project will evolve with the area’s needs, notes Condrin.

“The beauty of this project is that we can adapt and grow with the community. Our goal is to provide the services people need — from maternity care to advanced imaging — close to home so that people don’t need to drive to Sacramento to get specialty care,” Condrin explained.

The new health campus will utilize the latest in technology, with a focus on delivering more care outside of the hospital, in outpatient centers, clinics or at home, reducing costs and making patients more comfortable.

UC Davis Health is following the University of California Sustainable Practices Policy for the project, ensuring that energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction and efficient transportation are incorporated in the design from the beginning.