NHA to break ground for new medical clinicWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Neighborhood Health Association (NHA) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its new medical clinic at 11 a.m. March 31. The date was rescheduled due to the funeral of Toledo City Council member and former Mayor Jack Ford.
The $11 million facility, to be called Nexus Healthcare, will be built on the site of the former Taylor Cadillac building at 1415 Jefferson Ave., at the corner of 14th Street.
During the ceremony, Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz and Lucas County Commissioners Pete Gerken and Tina Skeldon-Wozniak will speak about the new facility and what it means for the community.
Services provided at the new 43,000-square-foot medical center will include adult and pediatric dental, retail pharmacy, adult primary care, women’s health, pediatrics, lab services and vision care. The facility will also include the Harry Brown Sr. Urgent Care Center, a branch of the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union and a café to be used for workplace training for NHA patients.
“The new clinic will offer access to bus lines and facilities designed to directly address the complex needs of our patients,” said Harry Brown, NHA board president, in a news release. “The best part is that this is an effort undertaken by the community, for the community.”
The NHA is a nonprofit agency that provides medical care and educational and support services to the community. The organization currently manages 11 sites, a pharmacy, two dental clinics and two senior centers.
Several current NHA clinic locations will be consolidated into the new site. NHA provides care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay and accepts most insurance plans.
The new medical facility is being built with funds from a $5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, which is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and $6 million from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).
The new medical clinic will take about a year to build.