Rendering3_withtext

June 24, 2022

If you’ve driven through Colville recently, you may have noticed a construction site on the corner of 4th and Oak in what used to be a gravel lot behind the NEW Health Medical and Dental buildings. Over the coming months that construction site will blossom into NEW Health’s new Medical clinic, which will expand access to primary medical, behavioral health, and pharmacy services in the Colville area.

The new Medical clinic will be two stories, span 19,633 square feet, and will house 23 medical exam rooms (up from 10 in the current Colville clinic), 6 behavioral health rooms (up from six in the current clinic), and a drive-thru pharmacy.

“The new medical facility continues our mission to provide integrated healthcare services,” says NEW Health CEO Desiree Sweeney. “The new facility will enable us to add additional medical and behavioral health providers in Colville, strengthening our local health care infrastructure as our rural areas continue to experience population growth.” 

The project broke ground in April 2022 and the new facility will be complete in early 2023. Baker Construction serves as the General Contractor, and the facility was designed by ALSC Architects. NEW Health is also proud to incorporate locally-produced cross laminated timber from Vaagen Timber into the facility design.

NEW Health began providing dental services for the Colville community in 1997, and added primary medical, behavioral health, and pharmacy services in subsequent years. A driving factor for the new building is increased demand for care, which has exceeded NEW Health’s existing clinic space (located at 358 N. Main Street). In June 2021, dental services were re-located to a larger facility at 161 E. 3rd Avenue allowing NEW Health to bring on a fourth dentist. The new medical facility will be constructed at the southwest corner of E. 4th Street and N. Oak Street, next to NEW Health’s dental building. 

Patients will not experience any interruption in access to primary care during construction – services will continue at the existing medical building (358 N. Main Street) until the new facility is complete. Once operations move into the new facility, NEW Health’s buildings located along Main Street will be demolished to create parking for the new facility. COVID testing and vaccination services will continue to be available at 358 N. Main Street throughout the construction project. 

The new facility is made possible thanks in part to support from the Taxpayers of Washington State (9%), Stevens County (8%), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (7%). NEW Health is financing 76% of the construction project. 

Stay tuned for regular updates on this exciting development!

Required Disclosure: This capital project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $681,775.00, and is additionally supported in part by federal award number SLFRP2209 awarded to Stevens County WA by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. 85.3% of the project is financed with non-federal governmental sources. 

=

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. This type mainly develops in adults over the age of 45, but increasingly is being found in children, teens, and young adults (CDC, 2021). The pancreas produces insulin to help blood sugar enter cells inside your body to use as energy. Type 2 diabetes is…