GraceMed has opened a central Topeka community health center in a vacant Dillon’s grocery store at 1400 S.W. Huntoon. They have closed their former location at 1615 S.W. 8th Ave.
An Open House was held August 15, and opened with prayer before various city leaders made remarks. Tours of the facility followed.
“We’re been working with 9,000 square feet,” said Alice Weingartner, director of community development for GraceMed. “This new facility has 23,000 square feet. It’s just an amazing difference, to be able to provide not only access to more providers but also access to more services.”
The building provides much more space and more windows, which Weingartner said would have a positive impact on GraceMed’s patients and staff.
The newly remodeled building allows GraceMed to add services, including a pediatrician and dental care providers. GraceMed plans to add podiatry and vision services over the next months, Weingartner said. There will also be space to add more primary care providers and pharmacy in the future.