WHAT WILL THE NEW CLINIC LOOK LIKE?
Like the existing clinic, the new space will offer “one-stop shopping” for all its services: medical, dental, behavioral health, health education and a satellite of the The Floating Hospital Pharmacy. On the first floor, reception and waiting areas have been expanded to comfortably accommodate patients, a consideration made more important with the new public-health concerns.
The larger area will increase intake and screening efficiencies, and a kids’ zone creates space for tutoring and other interactions. The new teaching kitchen will be the centerpiece of TFH’s health education – a place where families can learn together how to select and prepare nutritious meals.
Essential integrated behavioral health and medical services will be offered on the second floor with expanded exam and consult rooms, borrowing from models in private practice to ensure TFH patients receive treatment efficiently but also with the integrity and compassion that is a hallmark of our care. The third floor houses an expanded dental clinic and administrative offices.
“Staff is really dedicated to making this a reality and working in Covid times, we’re doing things now that we wouldn’t have done before and we’re very patient,” Sreeta says. “We will work with what we have because our goal is our patients.”