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Whitman-Walker To Open New Health Center On St. Elizabeths Campus

An aerial rendering of the mixed-use town square project Redbrick has planned for St. Elizabeths East.

A new healthcare option for Southeast D.C. residents is coming to the St. Elizabeths East campus. 

Whitman-Walker Health signed a lease to build a 116K SF health center on the southern edge of the campus near the Congress Heights Metro station, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday. 

The health center will provide primary, behavioral, dental, substance misuse treatment and youth services. It will also include administrative space for more than 100 staff and a ground-floor pharmacy. 

Whitman-Walker recently opened its redeveloped headquarters on 14th Street, and the healthcare provider also operates a health center at 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE in Anacostia.

The expansion of its Southeast D.C. presence will bring more healthcare options to a community that has been underserved compared to the rest of the region. D.C. also continues to work on finalizing a deal with George Washington University Hospital, announced in August 2018, to develop a $300M acute care community hospital on the St. Elizabeths East campus. 

Redbrick LMD will serve as the development partner for the Whitman-Walker project. Redbrick was also selected in February to develop a 567K SF mixed-use town square on the St. Elizabeths campus. The campus last year welcomed the Entertainment and Sports Arena, where the reigning WNBA champion Washington Mystics play their home games. The first residential piece of the development will welcome its first occupants this month. 

"Today’s announcement brings us closer to reaching yet another milestone in the redevelopment of the St. Elizabeths East Campus and to delivering on a promise that we would use development to provide much-needed community services to Ward 8," Bowser said in a release. "This new, state-of-the-art health care facility will help us ensure that Washingtonians in every corner of D.C. can access the services they need, right in their communities."