New Dental Clinic On Its Way…

New 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; and improvements to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. 1998 and 2002 City Bond Issues completed the cost of the project to include five dental chairs, for a total project cost of $786,068 (including the CBGG 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 was urgently. The new dental clinic will be located in Central El Paso in a low-income area. This new construction will enable many low-income families to have the opportunity to benefit from high-quality dental care.