A low-income medical service has a new home.
The Heartland Community Health Clinic opened the doors to its new headquarters in the 2200 block of North University Street in Peoria on Friday. The facility allows the clinic to consolidate all of its administrative staff into one centralized location, streamlining medical care for some 22,000 patients.
"In celebrating our tenth anniversary as a federally-qualified health center, this capital grant allows us to more effectively serve our patients by having all administrative staff in one location," Heartland Community Health Clinic CEO Farrell Davies said. "Plus, it provides additional space needed with the addition of a new resident training site that increases our capacity to serve patients by 40 percent."
The state chipped in about $500,000 for the project, while local authorities provided another $80,000. Gov. Pat Quinn and State Sen. Dave Koehler were among those in attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony Friday.
The clinic is a not-for-profit entity that gives dental care, physicals, check-ups for children, immunizations, counseling services, diabetes care, women's health services, among other services. It employs 75 full-time and nine part-time workers.