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Wentzville's Crider Health Center Opens Warrenton Clinic

The state-of-the-art clinic will open June 18.

In 2007 , headquartered in Wentzville, expanded its scope as a provider of community mental health services, branching out to provide primary health care, dental services, community support, crisis response and prevention services.

"We had been primarily mental health. Then in 2007, a study was released that showed that individuals who have mental illness have a life expectancy of 25 years less than the average person. In order to meet the needs of our clients and do what was best for them, we expanded our mission and added those services," Vice President of Development and Marketing Sarah Javier told Patch.

Now, Crider is expanding its physical facilities to bring convenient, state-of-the-art health care to Warrenton.

The new facility, on south Hwy. 47, is so new that it doesn't yet have an address, but you can't miss the large, modern building just across the street from the Warrenton's Scenic Regional Library.

The 15,000 square foot facility was built by HBD Construction of St. Louis. "We've utilized every inch of it," Manager of Health and Dental Services Pam Smalley said. Smalley led members of the media and Warrenton mayor Jerry Dyer on tour of the facility last week.

“The City of Warrenton has always been a great partner with HBD. We built the outlet mall when I was a young project manager with the company in 1993. “Building in Warrenton is still a great experience nearly 20 years later as we prepare to cut the ribbon on this beautiful new Crider facility,” said Mike Perry, president of HBD.

The new clinic, which was funded by a $5.1 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, will employ 20 people and serve more than 3,000 Warren County residents.

The clinic's Primary Care and Pediatrics departments will open on June 18. The Behavioral Health/Psychiatry clinic will open July 6 and dentistry services will be available by the end of July, as will the on-site pharmacy. Crider plans to offer laboratory services as well at the site.

“The building of healthcare facilities is a growing element of our business right now,” said Mike Perry, president of HBD. “Having built Crider’s beautiful headquarters in Wentzville, the completion of this project is a testament to repeat business and keeping customers happy.”

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