The Montana Healthcare Foundation has awarded Lockwood School District and St. Vincent Healthcare a $75,000 grant to develop a primary care clinic for the community of Lockwood. The clinic, when complete, will be located on the campus of Lockwood Schools and will provide care to residents in Lockwood. The project is set to be complete and open February 2018.
The previously known Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will serve as the new stationary primary care clinic on the school campus. A full renovation of the vehicle will provide all of the necessary equipment and technology needed to treat patients at the new clinic. The clinic will offer the first medical services to the town of Lockwood and its residents.
“The goal of the clinic is to treat a broad spectrum of primary care needs along with immunizations for students,” said Tim Pellandini, Director of Operations for St. Vincent Physicians.
“The district has worked hard to develop a partnership with healthcare professionals to bring primary care to our campus and community,” said Don Christman of Lockwood School District. “We are pleased to now see our vision realized through our partnership with St. Vincent Healthcare.”
The grant will cover the costs of development and implementation of the initial clinic.