Construction on the eight,200-square-foot Charlestown Health Center in the CEDA Industrial Park off Route 12A started final fall on an eight acre parcel acquired by Springfield Medical Care Systems.
SMCS will personal the health middle. It additionally owns Springfield Hospital and different “federally qualified” health facilities, serving southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire.
SMCS stated previous to in search of the required native approvals that the brand new middle was being constructed to deal with rising health care wants in the world, particularly for main care.
The middle could have 4 main care suppliers, yet one more than Charlestown Family Medicine, which was situated in the middle of city.
A brand new service that will probably be obtainable is an X-ray room.
The middle additionally gives household drugs, pediatrics, and women’s health providers.
SMCS officers stated final yr they didn’t have plenty of choices when taking a look at totally different places with out there acreage and this one match their wants one of the best. Some of the land — 2.5 acres — was donated by Whelen Engineering, a serious native employer additionally situated in the CEDA park, which is a number of miles north of the city middle.
To broaden on the present location, SMCS stated it will have had so as to add a second or third flooring at their present location to have the identical quantity of area as the brand new health middle.
In addition to the first care suppliers, the health middle could have six help employees and 25 parking areas for sufferers.
Part of the $2.5 million in development prices — $1 million — got here from a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.