Work progressing on G-M Free Clinic building

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Jan 08, 2014 - 12:37 PM
Photo: Substantial progress has been made inside the new Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic, shown above, which is located adjacent to the Sentara Medical Arts Complex, White Marsh. Photos by Quinton Sheppard

Substantial progress has been made inside the new Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic, shown above, which is located adjacent to the Sentara Medical Arts Complex, White Marsh. Photos by Quinton Sheppard

 
Staff and volunteers of the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic hope to open the doors of its new 9,200-square-foot facility to patients by the end of the month.
 
Great progress has been made inside the new building, which is located across from the Sentara Medical Arts Complex, White Marsh, according to GMFC marketing/development associate Babs Zuhowski.
 
While most of the major construction work inside the building, which used to house Bay Design Group, has been completed, an elevator to take patients to the upstairs administrative offices still needs to be installed, as well as carpeting and flooring, Zuhowski said.
 
Growth at the clinic won’t end with the upgraded building; it will encompass many other facets, according to GMFC executive director Kay Bradley.
 
Photo: Standing inside the new facility where patients will be greeted are GMFC executive director Kay Bradley, left, and GMFC marketing/development associate Babs Zuhowski.

Standing inside the new facility where patients will be greeted are GMFC executive director Kay Bradley, left, and GMFC marketing/development associate Babs Zuhowski.

 
First, the clinic will begin accepting Medicaid patients in February. It is also still moving forward with accreditation to become an ambulatory care center. Finally, the clinic will begin this month operating with a new board of directors.
 
After operating out of its current 1,100-square-foot clinic since 1998, Bradley said the new facility will allow for many new programs to benefit patients.