CHARLESTOWN — A brand new health center that’s double the dimensions of the power it’s changing will open for sufferers today.
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 center. 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 center was being constructed to deal with rising health care wants in the world, particularly for main care.
The center could have 4 main care suppliers, yet one more than Charlestown Family Medicine, which was situated in the center of city.
A brand new service that can be out there is an X-ray room.
The center 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 center.
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 center.
In addition to the first care suppliers, the health center 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.