Wellfleet Health Center Reconstruction Set to Begin

HARWICH PORT – Outer Cape Health Services continues to expand and will begin the reconstruction of its Wellfleet Health Center next Monday.

The health care organization, which offers primary, specialty and urgent care, along with behavioral health services, increase the current building’s square footage by 50 percent.

“It will be a lot easier for the clinical teams to work with our patients and it will be much, much more comfortable,” said Patricia Nadle, the Outer Cape Health Service CEO.

“The exam rooms will be much larger.”

The work will also bring the 52-year-old facility up to modern standards with a contemporary design.

“Hopefully with this new design it will last another 52 years to continue to serve the community out there with their health care needs,” Nadle said.

The last patient will be seen on Friday, November 30 before the building closes its doors.

Beginning Monday, December 3, patients and staff of the Wellfleet facility will be relocated to the organization’s Provincetown and – brand new – Harwich Port health centers.

“We’ll be able to still continue to see their patients and we’ve let many of the patients already know who have early appointments in that time period,” Nadle said.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of May.

“That is what we are shooting for,” Nadle said. “That’s why they are trying to get in there very quickly to try to get this moving along.”

Nadle expects the facility to be open again by the middle or end of June.

The work at the Wellfleet center is able to get underway because of the recent completion of the new Harwich Port center.

Final inspections are being conducted at the facility as final painting work remains. Equipment has been installed and rooms are being stocked.

The center will help to more than double the capacity for the Lower Cape community. Along with providing primary care and behavioral health services, the center will also offer lab services and a pharmacy on site.

“It will be a great addition to these communities down here who are seeking which who are seeking access to health care,” Nadle said.

A ribbon cutting for the new Harwich Port center will be held Tuesday, November 27.

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