Alcott Health Campus gets closer to completion

The last beam has been put in place on Family Health Center's new clinic on Alcott. 

Family Health Center board members, leadership, and local dignitaries gathered Sept. 14 for the traditional "topping out" ceremony.

The Alcott Health Care Campus will have a $15 million, 50,000-square-foot clinic built to serve those on the south side of Kalamazoo who have difficulty accessing health care. 

“Our motivation is simple: to make sure everyone who needs health care can get it,” says  Denise Crawford, president and CEO of Family Health Center. “Our Alcott campus will help meet that crucial need.”

The new Alcott campus will be able to serve an additional 30,000 patients by its third year of operation, says Crawford. It will include 24 medical exam rooms and 25 dental operatory stations, with space to expand to an additional 24 exam rooms in the future. 

Services will include family practice, pediatrics, dental, pharmacy, health care education, behavioral health, case management, community health education, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Crawford says the campus will provide one-stop health care shopping through collaboration with Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department, Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan.

The nonprofit Family Health Center provides quality health care to some 36,000 historically underserved patients in Kalamazoo County.  

Source: Rick Chambers, Rick Chambers & Associates