By Joshua Cole Little
LUBBOCK, TX--- Lubbock Children's Clinic is hoping to expand and build a new clinic in East Lubbock.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Talkington Foundation, they can start building.
"We've always wanted to be in what we consider medically underserved areas. And that's North and East Lubbock," says Sue Hill Director of Lubbock Children's Health Clinic.
She says in 75 years of service the clinic has grown tremendously to meet the medical needs of Lubbock children.
"We've outgrown the space and so that's a good thing," she says.
Thanks to a grant for $1 million 864 thousand dollars from the Talkington Foundation what's an empty lot right now on 1307 MLK Blvd. will soon be the home a the new Lubbock Children's Clinic.
"We're very appreciative of the Talkington Foundation for the funds to do that. We otherwise would not be able to build a clinic or expand," says Hill.
The new facility will have 7 exam rooms, which is more than double what they currently have.
And it will allow them to expand their current North University clinic to give the South Plains Lion's Club Eye Glass program its own space.
All to serve families of Lubbock and keep paying it forward.
"We do have families that are over there that have used our services when they were a child and now they've got children and so they're coming to the clinic," says Hill.
Now that City Council has approved rezoning, Lubbock Children's Clinic can start building and hopes to be done by the beginning of next year.
Lubbock Children's Clinic will hold a ground breaking ceremony next Thursday the 17th, at their new location, 1307 MLK Blvd.