Central Square (WSYR-TV)- A transformation project is underway in Oswego County and residents hope it will make for easier access to doctors and medical personnel.
Oswego Health is set to begin work on the Central Square Medical Center and, along with it, a variety of health-care services currently unavailable in the village or surrounding towns.
The service will help fill a void left when Lifetime Health closed up shop in the village. It meant people needed to travel an additional half hour for routine medical care such as doctor’s visits and x-rays. In addition, no urgent care was available in the village.
Oswego Health’s plans for the facility include urgent care, but also a radiology and medical imaging facility, lab services, a physical therapy facility and a pharmacy. All of the facilities will be available under one roof.
“I think it’s important for us now that we’ve had these plans approved by the Department of Health to come to the community – to have opportunities like this one – to share with them what services are available and continue to talk with them and collaborate on what concerns or questions they have in the future about services that will be available here at this Central Square Health Center or elsewhere throughout the community,” said Oswego Health's Jeff Coakley.
Work on the facility was scheduled to begin on Wednesday.