Northeast Tarrant

JPS Health Network plans new clinic in Euless

The JPS clinic in Bedford in 2007. A new JPS Health Network clinic in Euless, to be called Medical Home Northeast Tarrant, will help improve access to healthcare in the area.
The JPS clinic in Bedford in 2007. A new JPS Health Network clinic in Euless, to be called Medical Home Northeast Tarrant, will help improve access to healthcare in the area. Star-Telegram archives

The JPS Health Network will build a state-of-the art clinic in Euless that will offer primary care, radiology, dental care and a pharmacy.

Construction on the 30,000-square-foot building at 3200 W. Euless Blvd. could start late this summer, and work should be finished by the spring or summer of 2017, JPS spokeswoman J.R. Labbe said.

The new building will cost about $10 million.

Labbe said the Euless clinic, to be called Medical Home Northeast Tarrant, will be modeled after the JPS clinic in southeast Arlington. “We do need a more expansive clinic to serve the growing population,” she said.

The clinic will bring a team approach for medical care, Labbe said, and the team will include a nutritionist and case manager. “It is a wholistic approach,” she said.

The clinic will focus on adult primary care, but geriatric care is also important because Euless is seeing rapid growth in the senior population, according to JPS projections.

“We put our locations in places where people may not have access to public transportation so that people can go where the dentist and pharmacy are in one place,” Labbe said.

Julie Idoine, JPS geriatric services administrator, said the Euless clinic will also have a program for home visits for older patients.

Tarrant County Precinct 3 Commissioner Gary Fickes said planning for the new JPS clinic started about four years ago when a task force met to discuss where the clinic should be located and the types of services to provide.

Fickes said the new clinic will be built on 11 acres formerly owned by Chesapeake Energy and will help serve a diverse population in south Euless. The site will have plenty of room for future expansion, which could include an assisted living or rehab facility, he said.

The Texas 10 corridor is a prime area for development, Fickes said, and the new clinic “is going to be a positive force for that area.”

JPS also has a clinic on Brown Trail in Bedford that is becoming overcrowded, Fickes said. Also, in 2008, JPS opened the Gertrude Tarpley Health Center in a strip shopping center at Watauga Road and Rufe Snow Drive in Watauga. Tarrant County Public Health also has a location in the center, Fickes said.

When JPS opened that clinic, other tenants moved into vacant spaces nearby, he said.

“JPS has been with us the whole way. I’m just thrilled that it’s coming,” Fickes said.

Elizabeth Campbell: 817-390-7696, @fwstliz

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