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Health clinic to open in Broadmoor neighborhood

13 Jun 2014

Primary care medical services will be available in the Broadmoor neighborhood as a new $8.7 million clinic prepares to open its doors at the corner of Washington Avenue and Broad Street later this year.

The South Broad Community Health Center will be run by Access Health Louisiana, the state’s largest federally qualified health center.

Mark Keiser, Access’ executive director and CEO, said in a statement the new clinic serve patients regardless of their ability to pay.

According to its website, the South Broad Community Health Center will include five exam rooms, a community education space and a social work office. Proposed services at the center include primary care, pediatrics, health education, social services referrals and behavioral health.

Access Health will staff approximately six full-time clinical and clerical support employees and a full-time care provider. Recruiting for those positions will begin sometime this fall.

Once a corner pharmacy, renovation on the 4,200-square-foot building began in April 2012. The Louisiana Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit allocated $1.75 million to the renovation, and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority contributed $750,000. The balance of $6.95 million came from private sources, said Will Bradshaw, president of the project’s development firm, Green Coast Enterprises.

The contractor for the project was New Orleans-based Woodward Design-Build.

Headquartered in Kenner, Access Health Louisiana is the largest federally qualified health center network in the state with nine clinics in six parishes.

Reporter Jessica Gonzalez can be reached jessica.gonzalez@nopg.com or @Jess_GonzalezCB