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Denver Health Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care

Denver, CO (2014)

The building of Denver Health and Hospital Authority – Southwest Clinic, a new neighborhood FQHC.

COMMUNITY IMPACT
  • 83 FTE jobs
  • 300 construction jobs
FINANCING SOURCES
  • NMTC amount: $21,640,000
  • Total Project Costs: $24,541,624
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PROJECT LOCATION

1339 South Federal Boulevard

Denver, CO 80219

Project Description

The NMTC project involves the building of Denver Health and Hospital Authority – Southwest Clinic (“DHHA-SC” or “Clinic”), a new neighborhood Federally Qualified Health Center (“FQHC”) in a medically underserved area located at 1339 S. Federal Blvd, Denver, Colorado. This neighborhood, which is called Westwood, was negatively impacted when St. Anthony Central Hospital moved out of the city of Denver in 2011. This was DHHA’s ninth community health center in its network. The 40,000-squarefoot facility has an estimated project cost of $26.7 million, including $3.9 million in furniture, fixtures and equipment. The project is in alignment with the JUMPStart 2013, which is the Strategic Plan for the City of Denver. A guiding principal in the plan is providing a safety net for low-income and vulnerable citizens in the City of Denver. As an FQHC the project is focused on serving low-income, underinsured, and uninsured persons living in and around the Westwood neighborhood. The Clinic provides a complete range of medical, dental and wellness services as well as pharmacy programs to people of all ages and backgrounds. This facility allows DHHA to meet increasing demand and will significantly increase its capacity to meet the tremendous unmet need for medical services in the Denver metropolitan area.