Big Bend Cares to Add New Facility

Big Bend Cares
Posted at 5:57 PM, Jul 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-13 14:16:25-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- The organization Big Bend Cares is planning to expand its services for locals battling HIV and AIDS.

A $13 million project will add a 29,000-square foot facility across from the organization's current location on South Monroe and Magnolia.

The new building will provide healthcare support ranging from dental and pharmacy needs to primary care and mental health services. Lab and radiology services will also be available, according to CEO Robert Renzi.

"Our clients typically have had to go more than one place to receive their services," said Renzi. "Our goal is to bring all the services together in one stop shop for the clients to be able to access everything they need and then go about their daily lives."

The organization is working with the city to finalize permit regulations. A groundbreaking for the new facility is expected in January 2016.