Caring Health Center Expands
SPRINGFIELD — The Caring Health Center (CHC) has opened a satellite medical facility at 860 Boston Road. The CHC is utilizing a $650,000 Health Resources and Services Administration federal grant to expand medical treatment for residents in the northeast section of the city. The Pine Point and Indian Orchard areas have long been sited as communities in need of health care services, Caring Health is responding to the need. The Pine Point neighborhood council has had the creation of a local health center as a priority on their agenda for several years. The Caring Health Center will provide adult medicine, pediatric medicine, women, infants and children (WIC) program, with a planned expansion of dental and behavioral health programs added in the following year. “This is going to have a very positive effect on health care in the city, “ said Tania Barber, president and CEO of Caring Health Center. “Area residents who formerly had to travel, often by public transportation to our South End or Forest Park locations will be able to receive the care they need closer to home.” The Caring Health Center’s main facility is located at 1049 Main St., Springfield. An $18 million renovation project with the dedication of the Richard E. Neal Complex is planned for Sept. 22.