The new Connecticut Institute for Communities Greater Danbury Community Health Center at 120 Main Street in Danbury has been officially dedicated. The property is the site of the old Danbury Police Station. The 37,000 square foot, four-story structure will house several services. They include pediatric and adolescent medical and behavioral health services; comprehensive women's health services; an on-site blood sample suite; full service pharmacy; patient intake, enrollment and insurance assistance; and headquarters for the CIFC.
The federally qualified health center serves all people regardless of income or insurance.
The new building will bring approximately 60 new jobs to downtown Danbury with a total annual payroll of more than $6 million.
The building was constructed by Verdi Construction Company of Bethel, and involved about 100 full and part-time jobs.
The financing for the building involved a mix of public and private funding. The state provided a $4 million grant. Private mortgage financing totaled about $6 million. Private investment through the Federal New Market Tax Credit program were provided to the tune of about $5 million.
The facility should be fully operational by the end of the year. Some services will be moving from the Greater Danbury Community Health Center's 70 Main Street facility, which will then be dedicated primarily to Adult Medicine and Family Dentistry.