New Rawlings Dental Clinic on its Way...
The old Rawlings Health Clinic located at 3301 Pera has been demolished to make room for the new Rawlings Dental Clinic, scheduled for completion in September 2007. The new Dental Clinic will enable the El Paso City-County Health and Environmental District to provide state-of-the-art dental services for the community. This new clinic will replace the existing clinic located at Tillman Center (222 S. Campbell).
The Department of Community and Human Development's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funded the project, for a total of $614,813, to include:
The demolition of the existing building and replacing it with a new 3,600 square-foot clinic
Improvements to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
1998 and 2002 City Bond Issues completed the cost of the project to include 5 dental chairs - for a total project cost of $786,068 (including the CDBG funding).
The Health clinic located at 3301 Pera had been vacant for over 7 years due to unsafe conditions and the cost of the major repairs it urgently needed. The new dental clinic will be located in Central El Paso. This new construction will enable many low-income families to have the opportunity to benefit from high-quality dental care.
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