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Clinic will offer medical, dental, behavioral health at the Rockwood Rising site

A nonprofit community health center is coming to East Multnomah County as part of the under-construction Rockwood Rising project.

Wallace, which is dedicated to providing affordable, quality care announced plans Monday, Feb. 18, to open a new headquarters in the heart of Rockwood. The clinic joins what promises to be a bevy of services focused on economic revitalization, workforce training and skills building. The site will be located at 18535 S.E. Stark St.

"Our mission is to be a 'health home base' for our patients, a place where they can find a full array of services in a safe and welcoming environment," said Wallace CEO Lisa Cline.

The clinic will offer medical, dental and behavioral health services — all in one location.

"If you're a Wallace patient you'll be able to bring your baby for a Well Child check, get your teeth cleaned, sign up for health insurance, talk with a counselor, fill a prescription and take a cooking class — all in one place and in your own language," Cline said. "Your entire care team will work with you to connect all of the dots, and our new location will make it even easier."

Wallace's headquarters will take up approximately 20,600 square feet in the office building currently under construction at Rockwood Rising. It will eventually join other organizations including Oregon Tradeswomen, WorkSource Oregon, La Villa Grill, Mt. Hood Community College Small Business Development Center and Little Wings Academy.

Construction of the main building is scheduled for completion by July 2020. Wallace Is expected to open by the end of the year.

Rockwood Rising officially broke ground last summer. There will be an Innovation Center, Market Hall, 108 units of mixed-income housing, retail space, a coffee shop and more. In the center, will be a public plaza that will play host to concerts, events and a farmers market. The space will also serve as the future home of the annual Rock the Block celebration, and there will be a children's splash pad.

The developer is RKM Development; the architect is YBA Architects; and the construction is being completed by LMC Construction.


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