Jordan Valley Community Health Center purchased a former Price Cutter building for a planned future clinic.
Courtney Furgerson, spokesperson for the health care system, said the 1720 W. Grand St. property is initially operating as a COVID-19 vaccine administration site, with the parking lot being used for drive-thru testing. She said Jordan Valley hasn't yet determined a date to open a full-service clinic at the vacant building, as it’s dependent on the vaccine process and the length of the pandemic.
“Our clinics have seen an increased need for health care services, and we expect that when Medicaid expansion takes effect this summer, we will see an additional increase," Jordan Valley CEO Brooks Miller said in a news release. "This new building will allow Jordan Valley to continue to offer access to quality health care to our community now and into the future.”
Furgerson said Jordan Valley purchased the building and surrounding, vacant acreage in December for $2.9 million. The building spans 50,500 square feet at the southeast corner of Grand Street and Kansas Expressway. Twelve acres at the corner was bequeathed to College of the Ozarks in 2012, while Price Cutter continued to own the building, according to past reporting.
When the property becomes a full-service clinic, it would be the second-largest location for Jordan Valley, after its 70,000-square-foot center and headquarters downtown, said Furgerson.
The facility would be the health care system's ninth clinic in the Ozarks and fifth in Springfield, according to the release.
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