Long Overdue Upgrade For Anacostia Health Center | News
WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Monday will mark the official grand opening for the Unity Health Care-Anacostia Health Center in Southeast DC. The health care services for citizens of Ward 8 will move from a World War II era Quonset hut to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility.
A few weeks ago the transition started from the W Street health clinic to the 46,000 square foot, LEED certified facility. The DC Primary Care Association built the new building in part with stimulus money and will be turned over to Unity Health Care during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday afternoon. It is completely grant funded.
Sharon Baskerville of DCPCA says this facility will offer top-notch service for the citizens of Ward 8.
Baskerville says, "It's a beautiful brand new center that has the capacity for 50,000 patient visits per year, has 12 dental suites and will provide womb to tomb care. There will be some specialty care offered as well."
Debra Wilkins of Anacostia used the W Street clinic to provide medical care for her children. She now uses the Unity Health Care-Anacostia Health Center for her family needs and she likes the improvements.
Wilkins says, "The old building to me is like a trailer, it's kind of small. So moving them to a new building it like you have more space, you have more room. You can see more patients, you have more doctors, you have more nurses. It's a bigger lab and I think it's a good thing that they did open the new center.