Construction is underway on a new building to serve patients of Hunter Health Clinic in Wichita.
The new clinic for patient services will be north of Hunter Health’s clinic on East Central.
Hunter is a community-based health center that provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services on a sliding fee scale. Hunter focuses on providing care to people who are uninsured or underinsured.
Hunter Health officials say they’ll be able to serve more patients and expand services once the new building opens in about a year.
Hunter Health CEO Amy Feimer says they’re taking a flexible patient-centered approach to treating patients in the new building.
“The population we serve often have barriers to accessing health care services beyond cost, especially transportation and time,” said Amy Feimer, Hunter Health Clinic CEO. “An expanded facility with more services on site means helping people access comprehensive care while reducing the time and resources it takes to get that care.”
Administration offices will remain in the existing clinic.
The project costs $7 million, and the majority of the funding is coming from a national Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant.
Hunter operates two other clinics in Wichita.
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