Richland Health Center

Expanding access to care where and when people need it most.

Our Goal

To ensure that every Dallas resident has access to high-quality preventive care within their own communities.

Our Challenge

Shocking as it may sound, there are zip codes in Dallas County with a 22-year lower life expectancy than others. And what lies at this heart of this startling reality? A lack of access to care.

Health inequity is a serious problem in Dallas, and no institution is in a better position to solve it than Parkland. Of course, we can’t do it alone. We need you.

Our Solution

The proposed Richland Health Center has been carefully conceived with the goal of meeting this urgent need. It’s location at Dallas College’s Richland campus was strategically chosen to provide preventive care to a large population of current Parkland patients—patients who might ordinarily find themselves seeking care in the emergency room.

With proximity to three DART bus stops, the center will allow for increased access as a vast majority of our patients rely on public transit to get to and from healthcare appointments. The proposed health center will also meet the needs of Dallas’ growing immigrant and refugee population as well as alleviate overflow and wait times at existing neighboring health centers. 

The concept is based on a proven clinical model, one pioneered right here at Parkland. It aims to holistically provide for patient needs by providing a “one-stop-shop” for their healthcare. In particular, the clinic is expected to provide the following:

  • Adult Clinic
  • Women’s and Infant’s Clinic
  • Pediatric Clinic
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Pharmacy
  • Lab Services
  • Patient Financial Counseling
  • Radiology
  • Drive-thru Vaccinations

What’s Next?

Once completed, the clinic will be able to serve some 18,000 Dallas area residents, expanding care to underserved communities like never before.

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