Open Door will celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Elgin Health Center at 1665 Larkin Ave., Elgin on June 18th with a ribbon cutting, interactive tours and refreshments from 5-7pm.
Purchased last year, Open Door spent six month renovating the 8,900 sq. foot building to include 8 exam rooms, 6 case managers offices and a behavioral health therapy and group rooms. This expansion is the first major step for Open Door to become a Patient Center Medical Home, a model of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive and focused on quality and safety.
"This is not just a new building. It is an investment into our patients care and well-being," said Ryan Howarter, Open Door Board President. "Through the Patient Centered Medical Home model we are building the future of complete patient care right here in Elgin, Illinois."
Open Door has been providing sexual health and wellness in the greater Fox Valley for more than 38 years. With health centers located in Elgin and Aurora, Open Door provides testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and provides primary care for people living with HIV/AIDS. The new facility and model of care has allowed Open Door to provide primary medical and behavioral health and substance abuse care to a wider audience.
James Burns, Jr., Open Door board member, was a driving force behind the purchase of the building. "Part of high quality health care includes providing a place where clients can gather without fear or stigma or discrimination, while being valued and respected for their differences," he states. "Our new building has been designed to improve the quality of care Open Door Delivers, while focusing on the wholeness of the client."
Open Door began seeing patients at 1665 Larkin Ave. at the beginning of March. The new facility has allowed Open Door to increase the number of patients seen, and provides a positive atmosphere for patients to concentrate on their physical and mental health.
For more information on the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting, please visit www.opendoorclinic.org or email@example.com .