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
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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