Building on decades of goodwill and quality medical care delivered by one of
Richmond’s first African American pediatricians, LifeLong Medical Care will break ground for a new $30 million three-story LifeLong William Jenkins Health Center on February 9.
The public is invited to the event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the 150 Harbour Way location. Richmond Mayor Tom Butts will attend the event, as will representatives from Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s (CA-11) and District 1 Supervisor John Gioia’s offices.
“LifeLong Medical Care is making a commitment to the community with the construction of the new LifeLong William Jenkins Health Center,” said Marty Lynch, PhD, LifeLong’s Executive Director/CEO. “The facility will be an all-inclusive medical home for the whole family – with all needed services in one place.”
Earlier this year, the Richmond Planning Commission approved plans to replace 4,300 square feet of existing portable buildings with a 33,742-square-foot health center. The new healthcare center will offer obstetric care and pediatric care, as well as primary care for adults, dental services, and urgent care for families.
The site is currently the home of LifeLong William Jenkins Health Center, named after Richmond pediatrician William Jenkins, who passed away in 2012. Dr. Jenkins treated more than a million patients during his five generations of practice. Members of Dr. Jenkins’ family will attend the groundbreaking.
The current health center will remain open during construction.
About LifeLong Medical Care:
LifeLong Medical Care is an innovative, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serving Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties with 14 health centers, three Dental Centers, an Adult Day Health Center, four school-based health centers, a Supportive Housing Program, and Urgent Care services. For more information, visit www.lifelongmedical.org. Source: LifeLong Medical Care