The new building will increase access to care for Clark County residents
BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground HealthCare (BGHC) officials recently announced they have been awarded $1,087,043 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to purchase a new building. Since opening the clinic in 2011, Battle Ground HealthCare has been providing services in the Center Point building located adjacent to the Meadow Glade SDA Church in Battle Ground.
The new building located at 1910 SW 9th Ave, Battle Ground, which previously served as a Legacy Health clinic, provides 7,600 square feet of space for the organization. This new space will allow for additional dental bays, medical exam rooms, physical rehabilitation therapy rooms and meeting space. It also includes space for a vaccine clinic. This plan is to expand services to offer Influenza and COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the uninsured and underinsured. The new location is situated along a primary bus route, increasing access via public transportation, a barrier with the previous location.
“The need for free health and wellness services in Clark County right now is enormous and has only grown during the pandemic” says Sue Neal, MAOM, BSN, executive director for BGHC. “This new space will allow us to dramatically scale up our services and the number of patients we serve. We also believe that the greater visibility with the new building will help potential patients hear about our services.”
“This new building, along with other funding this year, provides us with new opportunities to help decrease the health disparities we see in our community” says Adam Lee, board president. “We’re so grateful for the support we’ve seen from city, county and state officials. Their recognition of the need to build health equity for Clark County residents is so important. This new building represents a dramatic jump in our ability to provide the life-changing care our mission calls on us to provide.”
About Battle Ground HealthCare
Battle Ground HealthCare opened its doors in 2011 with a mission to provide health, hope and healing to the community. Since then, the clinic has expanded to provide medical, dental, physical rehabilitation services, case management, vision referrals, health and lifestyle classes, foot care and more.
As a safety-net clinic, Battle Ground HealthCare performs a vital community service by providing access to free health care to those who are low-income, uninsured or underinsured. Patients come from a wide-range of backgrounds. Many have low-wage jobs or are on fixed incomes, others have found themselves out of work and have lost their insurance. Regardless of their situation, Battle Ground HealthCare is there for them – providing services that educate, heal, and provide meaningful and permanent health changes – at no cost to the patient.
Battle Ground HealthCare never charges for services. Services are made possible by dedicated volunteers and the generosity of community donors.