Peak Vista Community Health Centers will begin construction of a new 14,000-square-foot community health center in Fountain next week.

Pam McManus, president and CEO of the safety-net clinic, said that the new center will help met the needs of people in southern El Paso County.

“This will enable us to continue to ensure that the health care needs of the people in southern El Paso County will be met with the highest quality care for years to come,” she said.

Peak Vista has a clinic at the Lorraine Center in Fountain that has been providing primary care and dental services since 2005. But to meet increasing demand, the clinic will relocate to a new site on property donated by the Fountain-Fort Carson School District. The new center will be located at Lynchman Drive and North Santa Fe Avenue.

In addition to expanded family primary care medical and dental services, the clinic will also offer behavioral health services, care coordination, enrollment services and help connecting to the state’s insurance exchange program.

The clinic will also include office space for Peak Vista’s partners AspenPointe, the El Paso County Department of Human Services and the Pikes Peak Workforce Center.

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The project is an example of collaboration and cooperation between Peak Vista, its foundation, the school district, the city of Fountain and the El Paso County Board of Commissioners.

Construction is scheduled to be finished in April.