Newly opened Bullhook health center offers care to in-need residents
Bullhook Community Health Center held a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The new CTA-designed clinic, which broke ground in July of last year, will serve the greater Havre (Hi-Line) area, filling an important and historically-underserved niche by providing high quality services to community members under the poverty line.
The two-story facility consists of over 19,000 square feet, including space for medical, dental, administration, pharmacy, and mental health professionals. Bullhook received a $5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration; with assistance from the Montana Community Development Corporation, the grant was paired with New Market Tax Credits for an overall project funding of $7.3 million. The addition of a partial Brownfields grant meant Bullhook was able to build the facility while only incurring a modest debt of $120,000.
“Working with Bullhook Community Health Center on this innovative project was an amazing experience on a lot of fronts,” Martin Byrnes, Principal-in-Charge for CTA’s Great Falls office, said. “But the real reward will come from seeing the clinic in action, providing care to highly deserving people who in the past had limited access to affordable services.”
Photos 1 and 2 courtesy of Bullhook Community Health Center: The ribbon cutting on Aug. 15 featured several speakers, including Bullhook CEO Cindy Smith (shown at top right) and Jon Tester, U.S. senator for Montana.
Photos 3, 4, and 5 courtesy of KRTV Great Falls.