BCHC Announces Plan to Build New Elgin Clinic

Soon, very soon, work will begin to tear down the Elgin Veteran’s Club building. Gone will be one of Elgin’s landmarks. But something, new, even better, will be constructed in its place.

On Monday, Boone County Health Center (BCHC) received the necessary paperwork to proceed with construction of a new clinic at the current location.

Earlier in the week, BCHC CEO Victor Lee, while awaiting final confirmation, explained plans for the new clinic. He, Public Relations/Grant Coordinator J. Cockerill and Elgin Clinic Office Manager Bonnie Kosch addressed key issues which all patients of the clinic need to know. They are:

• The new clinic is being built on the existing site.

• Plans are being fine tuned so the clinic will have exam rooms, a front lobby, accessible restrooms, doctor’s office and office space. There will be three exam rooms and one treatment room. Also, the lab at the clinic will be larger than the present lab.

• Construction is scheduled to begin on June 1.

“My goal is to start construction June 1,” Lee said. Noting that the goal had originally been to have work get underway on May 1, he said every step will be taken to give local contractors the opportunity to bid on work projects associated with construction of the new clinic.

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