SOUTHINGTON – Bristol Health Medical Group has announced that it will be moving its Southington location into the former Rite-Aid building on Main Street, expanding its services as it aims for a January 2020 opening.
The expansion will see an increase from a 2,200 square foot space at the current 98 Main St. location to a 7,000 square foot space at 167 Main St. Of this space, 5,000 square feet will be used initially, with 2,000 being set aside for potential future expansions. The new building will feature 12 exam rooms and a blood draw station.
Chris Boyle, director of public relations at Bristol Health, said Bristol Health has been positively received by the Southington community and outgrew their old space, which they moved into in December 2017. Construction is nearly completed on the new building, with all that remains being cabinetry, landscaping and resurfacing the parking lot.
“We are always out on the community, collaborating with the Chamber on numerous health and wellness events in Southington,” he said. “We have been giving a sneak-peak to residents who come up to us at our events and they are very excited about it. We are very thankful for how the Southington community has received us. We will be having grand opening events shortly after we open up.”
Gina Ruthen, senior practice administrator at Bristol Health Medical Group, said it is important for Southington to see that Bristol Health is part of the community.
“We sponsored the Apple Harvest Festival and White Christmas in the Community this year,” she said.
The new building will still offer primary care, orthopedics, sports medicine, podiatry and urology. Ruthen said it will also add general surgery, cardiology, OB/GYN and podiatry.
“Primary care will be offered every day and specialists will rotate through on a weekly or biweekly basis,” she said. “With this new building, we took a look at how we have been going and wanted a space that we had the potential to grow in.”