Escambia County Renews Lease With Healthy Start In Century

November 6, 2017

The Escambia County Commission has renewed a lease with the Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition on a county owned building in Century.

The commission first approved a lease agreement in November 2014 with Healthy Start for the 1500 square-foot building at 511 Church Street. The $1 per year lease included an option for two additional two year terms.

From the building, Women, Infant and Children’s (WIC) program has 178 participants at the Century clinic.

“We have been serving about 180-200 clients in Century since we started providing services.  Without this site, the majority of our Century clients would not be participating in our program,” Theresa Chmiel, executive director of Healthy Start said in an email.

Since opening Century Pediatrics one year ago, the clinic has provided 489 dental visits and 2,695 pediatric visits. Of those, nearly 67 percent were Medicaid participants.

“The need was absolutely there when you see those kind of numbers,” Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry said. “We are a certainly producing a better outcome.”

The building had sat empty for a number of years before Healthy Start began their lease. file photos, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Escambia County Renews Lease With Healthy Start In Century”

  1. Everyone Wins on November 8th, 2017 6:06 am

    When seeing stories like this, it always lightens my heart, just a little. In a world when so many people don’t care about each other anymore, it’s nice to hear about taking an empty building and doing something so worthwhile, and so beneficial to everyone, as todays children are tomorrows leaders.

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