St. Lucie County and Florida Department of Health to host ribbon-cutting

Renovations include substantial upgrades to enhance customer service and program delivery

The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of the opening of a newly acquired St. Lucie County Health Department location on Wednesday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

Located at 1701 S. 23rd St. in Fort Pierce, the site recently underwent renovations with substantial upgrades to enhance customer service and program delivery. This location will house several programs, including maternal and child health, linkage to care, case management and adult dental services, as well as allow for the expansion of the Forever Smiles pediatric dental services into the Fort Pierce area in the near future.

The county commissioners maintain all of the facilities for the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County. Renovations to this site included buildout of the new reception area: Remodeling of the new adult and children’s dental offices, including cabinetry, air, water and vacuum systems for dental chairs, additional restrooms, a sterilization lab, X-ray room, breakroom, waiting area and signage. Along with other interior improvements such as painting, flooring and cabinetry, the exterior of the building has been weatherproofed. All of the improvements included necessary life safety, electrical, fire alarm and heating, ventilation and air conditioning modifications.

Funding for this $148,526 project came from the St. Lucie County Building Maintenance Fund. The following vendors worked alongside St. Lucie County facilities staff to complete the upgrades: All Area Roofing; Architects Design Collaborative LLC; SD Air Technology; Henry Schein Dental; Carpets Etc.; Hartzell Painting and Pioneer Painting.

For additional information about the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County, visit www.stluciefloridahealth.gov.

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