This new 24,000 square foot Integrated Health Center integrates physical, mental and oral health as well as pharmacy services to provide a single access point for patients. Proximity is critical to the integration of behavioral healthcare with primary healthcare services because patients will cross-access services in one stop that they might otherwise ignore were a second trip required.
To blend the building’s mass with its site, the 2 story building stretches parallel to the slope and the roof form approximates the site contour. The 3 story entry connects the site’s upper and lower parking levels with a monumental stair that connects the primary/behavioral health level with the dental health suite and administrative offices above. Daylight illuminates the entry and stair. The dental suite includes 5 operatories, exam, x-ray, lab, and provider offices. A boardroom sized to accommodate Valley Health’s large, community-based board is situated in a cantilevered window bay.
Our firm served as the lead grant administrator, architect, and interior designer for the project, which was completed in 2011. Although not a LEED certified building, many LEED fundamentals related to energy conservation and sourcing of local materials were incorporated into the design. The energy efficient green roof garden was the first in the Tri-state region.