NEWINGTON, Conn., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CliniSanitas and ConnectiCare are marking a major milestone in their vision to expand access to high quality and culturally relevant health care with the opening of a network of medical centers in Connecticut. Beginning November 28, CliniSanitas Medical Centers will open three new facilities in Newington, Bridgeport and Orange. The centers will offer primary care, specialty care, urgent care, laboratory and diagnostic imaging, as well as health education and wellness services. All three centers will offer extended evening and weekend hours, with walk-ins welcome. The centers are staffed with medical and administrative staff who are bilingual in English and Spanish. This expansion is the result of a strategic alliance between GuideWell Sanitas and ConnectiCare to serve the health care needs of Connecticut's growing multicultural population, while helping to address the long-standing disparities in the health status of people from culturally diverse backgrounds. ConnectiCare is the only health insurance plan being accepted by the CliniSanitas Medical Centers, which will also serve those paying directly for health care services and those with traditional Medicare coverage. CliniSanitas has more than 40 years of health care experience with over 200 facilities in South America. In 2015, the first stateside CliniSanitas centers were opened in Florida. Their model is focused on improving access to quality primary care services, and delivering the best health outcomes while preventing unnecessary high medical costs. This is accomplished by fostering a strong and long-lasting doctor-patient relationship with longer appointments—allowing doctors to spend more time with their patients; offering an ample mix of services so patients can have one place for most health needs; and bringing a bilingual and culturally sensitive experience—starting with the medical team and support staff, educational materials, the patient portal and disease and wellness outreach programs.