El Rio Community Health Center has opened its 11th clinic in Pima County. The Cherrybell Clinic in Tucson’s Ward 5 is a 50,000-square-foot clinic that will house more than 150 medical professionals.

Services at Cherrybell will include primary medical care for children and adults. There are state-of-the-art lab facilities, including mammography, ultrasound and X-ray. Other services include pharmacy, behavioral health, dental, and health and wellness options.

The building is expected to get more than 50 percent of its power using solar energy panels that will do double duty as shaded parking for patients and employees.

The Cherrybell Clinic will have expanded care for HIV/AIDs patients. Nancy Johnson, the CEO for El Rio Community Health, says, “El Rio takes care of more individuals with HIV/AIDs than anybody else in Southern Arizona.” She adds, “They had really outgrown their small health center on the west side of town, so they moved into the new building, double their current size.”

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