Orange Blossom Family Health Breaks Ground on New Ivey Lane Facility

09 August 2018

OBFH groundbreaking 430wGroundbreaking took place today for the new location of Orange Blossom Family Health in the Ivey Lane area of Orlando. Present at the ceremony were Health Care for the Homeless CEO Bakari Burns, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill, Orange County Commissioner Victoria Siplin, among other guests from the community.

Orange Blossom Family Health at Ivey lane will offer comprehensive health services for uninsured and under-insured children, youth, and adults living in the community and surrounding areas. In an area with 27% poverty rate and 17% unemployment, this new clinic will be available to help meet the needs of nearly 17,000 area residents, 77% of whom do not have a primary care provider and 30% have no health coverage. The health center will house numerous medical and dental exam and operatory rooms, behavioral health offices, an on-site pharmacy and vision and urgent care rooms.

The 11,600 square-foot center is anticipated to open in the 1st quarter of 2019. Florida Community Loan Fund provided financing, both through its community development financing and the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program. Additional support is provided by Orange County Government, the City of Orlando, and Dr. Phillips Charities.

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