Hilltop Regional Health Center ground-breaking ceremony Aug. 9

Community Health Care, a private, non-profit organization that provides access to quality health care for the county's low-income and uninsured...

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 Tues., Aug. 9, at 1202 Martin Luther King Jr. Way at 10 a.m.

With initial federal funding of $12 million from the Affordable Health Care Act, Community Health Care is launching a campaign to raise another $11 million for the three-story, 58,000-square-foot building designed by Johnson Architectural and Planning.

When completed next year, the new facility will offer an urgent care services clinic to serve 3,000 people annually at a fifth of the cost of local hospital emergency departments; 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.

For more information, visit commhealth.org.

To RSVP for the event, visit hilltopregionalhealthcenter.kintera.org.

Hilltop Regional Health Center. (IMAGE COURTESY COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE)
Hilltop Regional Health Center. (IMAGE COURTESY COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE)
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