Community Health Care, a private, non-profit organization that provides access to quality health care for the county’s low-income and uninsured residents, has announced it will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its new Hilltop Regional Health Center on Weds., April 11, at 1202 Martin Luther King Jr. Way at 11 a.m.
The new three-story, 54,000-square-foot building will offer an urgent care services clinic to serve 3,000 people annually; ongoing preventative medical care for low-income residents serving 17,000 medical patients annually; a family practice residency program in partnership with St. Joseph Hospital; a dental clinic that provides provide emergency, preventive and restorative services for all ages, focusing on early screening for all children and sealants for school-age children; and an on-site pharmacy that will provide high-quality and low-cost medications and serve as the center for programs to monitor and manage diabetic patients and for smoking cessation plans.
According to Community Health Care officials, approximately 60 jobs will be involved in the construction of the building and 270 parking spaces over the next 18 months. The estimated cost of the new center is $17.3 million. The parking will cost an additional $4.7 million. The grand total with contingencies and taxes is $23 million. Community Health Care received a $12 million grant to launch the project and a State of Washington Capital grant of $1.5 million.
For more information, visit commhealth.org and http://www.commhealth.org/hilltop-regional-health-center.
To RSVP for the event, visit hilltopregionalhealthcenter.kintera.org.