New medical clinic to be built in Lawrence County

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT)-  A funding ceremony took place in Lawrence County to usher in the new medical clinic that will be constructed.

Tuesday, representatives from the USDA Rural Development presented a plaque to Corning Area Healthcare, Inc. in regard to a new clinic being built.

The clinic to be built on Colonial Drive in Walnut Ridge, will help low income families that are either underinsured or not insured.  According to a USDA specialist, the new location will increase their exam rooms from 6 to 13.  Also two more medical providers and 12 more support staff could be added.

Corning Area Healthcare, Inc. received a USDA Rural Development Community Facility loan funded in the amount of $1,350,000, and has contributed over $100,000 to the project.

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