The Carmichaels Clinic will undergo a nearly $2 million renovation at its facility in eastern Greene County to improve medical and behavioral services, with the possibility of eventually expanding to offer dental care.
Centerville Clinics, which operates the medical facility at 601 W. George St. in Cumberland Township, announced the construction project which is expected to begin in late March and continue for about eight months.
Barry Niccolai, who is executive director of Centerville Clinics, said the building dates back to 1961 when the medical provider started expanding, so it needs a facelift to modernize the facility.
“It’s been an important coverage area for us,” Niccolai said in a phone interview Tuesday. “Through this investment, we remain committed to this part of Greene County.”
As part of the $1.9 million project designed by Monongahela-based Kulak-George Associates, the interior of the building will be completely renovated. The main wing will include six examination rooms, a laboratory, an office for social workers, workstations for medical assistants and individual offices for each of the three medical providers based on site. There will also be a negative pressure room to process payments with respiratory illnesses.
The behavioral health area will include therapy rooms and a community room, while part of this wing will be built for the eventual expansion of a dental services department. The exterior of the building will receive a new roof and windows, as well as a covered drive-thru area for patients to be dropped off directly at the door.
“It’s a total overhaul,” Niccolai said of the building. “He needed a total refresh.”
Due to the income levels and various health issues of people living in Greene and Fayette counties, the clinic was eligible for federal funding to help pay for construction. Nearly half of the project will be funded using $945,324 in American Rescue Plan Act money, with the booster paid for by Centerville Clinics.
Medical services will continue while the building is renovated, Niccolai said. A temporary modular building has been placed on the site and will be used by providers to provide uninterrupted medical care.
“We will continue to provide health care to the community during the construction process,” Niccolai said. “Carmichaels Clinic has been a part of the community for more than six decades, and we look forward to continuing that tradition of service.”