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Creating a Culture of Health in Tazewell

The new Tazewell Community Health building is slated to open in Fall 2018.

The new Tazewell Community Health building is slated to open in Fall 2018 and will be accepting new patients. The new facility will  The new site will increase the scope of services to include dental, pediatric, optometry, and radiology services and will employ eight additional health care professionals.

About Tazewell Community Health

Tazewell Community Health began operations in May 2006. At that time, there were three total staff members, a medical provider, nurse and clerical position. Today, the operations have grown to a total of 12 staff members. Currently, there are two medical providers, three nurses, behavioral health counselor, behavioral health case manager, medication assistance outreach, outreach and enrollment for health insurance, two front end clerical positions and a site manager.

Since 2015, Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems have pursued building a new facility for the people of Tazewell and the surrounding areas for better access quality healthcare at 145 Ben Bolt Avenue, Tazewell Va. at the old health department building. This new site, in order in better serve our current Tazewell patients as well as make room for more of the medically unserved, will be a larger service delivery site to replace Tazewell Community Health’s current building. The new site will increase the scope of services to include dental, pediatric, optometry, and radiology services and will employ eight additional health care professionals. The total square footage of the current building is approximately 3,600 sq. ft. The proposed project will increase square footage to 9,732 sq. ft. and the number of exam rooms will increase from eight to 14. The opening of this facility will also have an economic impact on the area by increasing healthcare professionals from 13 t0 20 and being able to increase potential patient capacity. This new building will allow more needs of the community to be met through facility appropriateness and efficiency, increased capacity to provide services, and increasing the scope of services available to patients compared to what is currently available at the existing site.

Financial Backing

Currently, the financial backing of the project is a $1 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration, $10,000 from The Carilion Foundation, and a 1:1 match grant of $100,000 from the Virginia Health Care Foundation. For every $1 donated, the amount of this grant is doubled up to $100,000. Naming opportunities for the new facility will also be available for all 34 rooms of Tazewell Community Health, along with the opportunity to name the building as a whole. Prices for this opportunity will range from $15,000 up to $1 million. Along with the naming opportunities, tribute gifts will be available to be made in honor of a special person or occasion, or in memory of a loved one.

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems is currently accepting donations for the building of the state-of-the-art, new Tazewell Community Health. We can accept donations via PayPal, so please click on the link and donate to help improve the quality and access to healthcare in Tazewell, Virginia and the surrounding areas. No amount is too small to make a difference!