The Harris County Hospital District is opening the new Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center on May 14.

The new 64,000-square-foot building replaces the previous 15,000-square-foot center located within HCHD’s Quentin Mease Community Hospital.

As a primary care facility for residents in southern Harris County, the old center provided 55,000 patient visits a year. In the new location, the health center can accommodate 100,000 patients a year.

The new health care center houses 60 exam rooms and will provide a range of health care services including primary care for both adults and children, dental, ophthalmology, obstetrics, pharmacy and laboratory.

The HCHD provides more than 1.4 million health care visits each year to residents of Harris County. The hospital district operates Ben Taub General Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, Quentin Mease Community Hospital and 13 community health centers, including the nation’s first free-standing HIV treatment facility.

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