New health center for underserved McKinney residents on track for late summer opening

The Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway is making progress for a late summer opening. (Courtesy Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway)
The Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway is making progress for a late summer opening. (Courtesy Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway)

The Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway is making progress for a late summer opening. (Courtesy Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway)

The Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway, a McKinney-based federally qualified health center, or FQHC, is slated to open in a new, larger facility in late summer 2020.

FQHC is a community-based health care provider that receives funds from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration Health Center Program. It is intended to provide primary care services in underserved areas and to patients who are uninsured and underinsured. FQHCs provide care on a sliding fee scale and operate under a government board.

In early May, construction work began going vertical for the upcoming health center, located at 1620 Virginia St., McKinney, according to Valerie Lengel, the marketing consultant for the Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway.

“We are very excited for this next phase of construction for the new facility,” she said in an email.

Photos showing the latest construction progress are posted at this link.


The health center has been operating from 120 S. Central Expressway, McKinney, during the coronavirus pandemic, Lengel said.

The center continues to provide include medical, behavioral health, and women’s health services. It is using telemedicine as a primary method of serving patients, she said, but in-office appointments can still be scheduled.

For more information, visit the Family Health Center website at this link.

By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.