COLUMBIA — Construction has begun on a new MU Health Care clinic on East Southampton Drive in southern Columbia.
University Physicians-South Providence clinic will house pediatric primary care services now being provided at the Green Meadows clinic, family medicine services being provided at the Green Meadows and Woodrail clinics and outpatient behavioral health services, according to a news release from MU Health Care.
The Green Meadows clinic is closing when the new clinic is done and the facilities put up for sale, said Derek Thompson, MU Health Care spokesman.
The two-story, 85,000-square-foot clinic will have a 30 rooms for pediatric patients equipped with measurement stations for height, weight and vital signs, 15 rooms for outpatient behavioral health care and 48 rooms for family medicine patients, the release said.
The clinic also will have a pharmacy with drive-through service, radiology services and a laboratory for medical testing.
More than 50 physicians and 100 staff members will work there, the release said.
The clinic will be on 25 acres and will be part of South Providence Medical Park. The project's $35 million price tag includes cost of the property, the release said.
Groundbreaking was held Wednesday morning.
Construction is scheduled to be done in spring 2015.
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