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New health care facility scheduled to open on time

A center serving the uninsured and underinsured in Lafayette is moving its primary care services down the street.

Riggs Community Health Center will operate prenatal, adult health, women’s health and pediatric care out of a renovated 28,000 square foot facility on South Street.

The building is the old Woman’s Health Clinic, but Riggs received more than $3.5 million in federal money to revitalize it.

Riggs CEO Veronique LeBlanc hopes to have it open in October. She says primary care services are currently run out of its Hartford Street facility. 

Once the transition is made to the South Street location, that building will be for a family medicine residency program and expansion of the dental clinic.