It’s an exciting time at Central Health and the Austin community! The construction on the new Southeast Health and Wellness center has begun and walls are being torn down. Bartlett-Cocke construction crews are staying busy. Stay tuned to the Latino HealthCare Forum’s construction blog for all of the latest updates!
The Southeast Health & Wellness Center is expected to open in October of 2014.
The Southeast Health & Wellness Center is being designed and developed through an intensive community engagement process, with the final meeting held on March 1, 2014.
The new health center will be located at 2901 Montopolis Drive, previously home to the Veterans Administration Austin Outpatient Clinic. The goal of the center is to provide a facility where residents can obtain a full spectrum of health related services, including medical care, behavioral health services, nutrition and wellness assistance, and more. Central Health purchased the property in 2011.
Phase I of the Southeast Health & Wellness Center will provide a range of healthcare services to support the community, including primary care, specialty care, behavioral health care, dental care, radiology, laboratory, and pharmacy.
In Phase II, a number of wellness services are being considered for feasibility and effectiveness, including health screenings, eligibility and enrollment services for health care coverage programs, exercise classes, outdoor activities, a cafe, fruit &vegetable sales, a community garden, a demonstration kitchen, nutritional counseling, and support groups.
For more information contact Sarah Malm.