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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Oct. 19, 202108:34 AM EST

City permits construction of second UF Health stand-alone ER

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The medical center is building free-standing emergency centers in West and Northwest Jacksonville with a third coming in Baymeadows.

The city issued a permit Oct. 18 for UF Health to build a free-standing emergency clinic at Dunn Village in Northwest Jacksonville, the second Duval County stand-alone ER approved for the medical center in three weeks.

Charles Perry Partners Inc. is the contractor for both at $6 million each.

The 12,275-square-foot Dunn Village location will be built on 1.52 acres at 11277 New Kings Road. Completion is expected in August.

It previously was addressed on plans at 6765 Dunn Ave., which is Dunn Village. The shopping center is at Dunn Avenue and New Kings Road/U.S. 1 in the Dinsmore area

The permit describes it as a free-standing center for emergency medical treatment and urgent care as an outpatient department of UF Health.

It will contain 10 exam rooms, a trauma/resuscitation room, a CT scan room and an X-ray room as well as required support, mechanical, administration and public areas. 

The city approved site clearing Oct. 8.

It comes after the city issued a permit Sept. 29 for UF Health to build a free-standing emergency room at 888 Lane Ave. S. in West Jacksonville.

The Lane Avenue site is a former Ameris Bank branch demolished to make way for the 11,716-square-foot free-standing emergency department. Completion is expected in 2022.

UF Health plans another free-standing ER at 11251 Lamb Tail Lane in Campfield Commons in Baymeadows for completion toward the end of 2022.

UF Health operates two free-standing ERs in Gainesville and one in The Villages The centers are an outpatient department of UF Health Jacksonville.

“Our focus is on providing the best clinical care to citizens in our service area in the most efficient way possible,” said Steve Wylie, director of development for UF Health Jacksonville, by email Sept. 14.

“We are currently and will continue to evaluate the market for additional locations to meet that need,” he said.

UF Health Jacksonville in Springfield is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville.

When UF Health Jacksonville North began building at Max Leggett Parkway, it led with a stand-alone emergency department in 2015, which was converted into a hospital emergency room when the patient tower was constructed in 2017.

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