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New health center to be built in Miami Gardens

 

Jessie Trice Community Health Center, one of Miami-Dade’s oldest and largest safety net healthcare providers, is launching full healthcare services in Miami Gardens

 
Jessie Trice Community Health Center will celebrate the opening of its full-service Miami Gardens primary care facility on Saturday, May 17 in Miami Gardens with a health fair, entertainment and lots of giveaways.
Jessie Trice Community Health Center will celebrate the opening of its full-service Miami Gardens primary care facility on Saturday, May 17 in Miami Gardens with a health fair, entertainment and lots of giveaways.
Courtesy Jessice Trice Community Health Center

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After years of operating out of a veritable shoe box in a Miami Gardens strip mall, Jessie Trice Community Health Center will build a new full-service primary care facility in Miami Gardens.

The non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serves about 31,000 patients a year in Miami-Dade County, 95 percent of whom live at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. The health center’s 16 facilities located in traditionally underserved communities offer sliding-scale medical services.

“We had been operating out of a small space in a Miami Gardens strip mall for years, asking ourselves, ‘How can we expand?’” said Jessie Trice CEO Annie Neasman.

Through state and federal matching dollars and funds from Miami-Dade, the health center will be able to build a new primary care facility to serve Miami Gardens, Neasman said. The center will celebrate the news with a health fair on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4692 NW 183 Street in Miami Gardens.

That location will serve as Jessie Trice’s temporary quarters for complete adult and pediatric healthcare services until the new facility is built.

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