TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) – This College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama is expanding its health services in western Alabama.
The old clinic at the university’s medical center was too small for the number of patients it serves. The university is moving the clinic from the old Fitness One site to a new one near Lowe’s in Northport.
This brand new health center measures 15,000 square feet and includes 28 examination rooms. They provide care in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics, neurology and geriatrics. Administrators said he comes to an area where there is a growing need for these services.
“We are the largest multi-specialty firm in western Alabama. I think we serve western Alabama very well. But we have seen since COVID that people could not come to the doctor. The demand is really pinned down and people need to take care of their chronic health issues. So we’re seeing that this year with the flu,” explained Dr. Richard Friend, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama.
He adds that they are now seeing a greater demand for face-to-face medical care. The new medical center offers that when it opens for the very first time on Monday afternoon.
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