The Bledsoe County Health Department has a new home on Frazier Street in downtown Pikeville, just two blocks from the Bledsoe County Courthouse. The modern facility officially opened to the public last week and was celebrated with an open house on Thursday, March 4.
The 5,000-square-foot facility has a much more modern feel, with large windows in the front of the building illuminating a much larger lobby than the dark lobby of the old health department on Alvin C. York Highway that opened in 1978.
It features several spacious exam rooms, a dentistry suite with a fantastic view of the eastern side of the Sequatchie Valley and Walden’s Ridge, modern offices for staff, a large conference room with modern amenities, a spacious break room, several restrooms for staff and patients, and a large front office area with three service windows.
Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley told attendees at the open house the celebration is the culmination of years of work to build the new facility.
“We have been looking forward to this and are proud to have a facility within walking distance for many citizens, even if they have to cross the bypass, it’s not as much of a hassle as the former facility,” Ridley said. “The safety factor of this location has been great.”
For more, see the March 11 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, on newsstands now.