Jacksonville, FL — With the massive, 2,900-acre Wildlight community under development in Nassau County, UF Health is breaking ground on a new comprehensive medical office building for the area.
UF Health says the facility will hold 40,000 square feet of office and medical space covering all sorts of medical disciplines, including primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, mental health services, dentistry, as well as an urgent care center.
While the facility will be coming to Wildlight, the CEO of UF Health, Dr. Leon Haley Jr., says it'll serve the community at large.
"It just so happens that our partnership with the Wildlight property-- with Raydient-- will actually fill a need, not only for the citizens of Wildlight as they continue to move in over the next five, ten, fifteen years, but really, also, for members of the county," explains Haley.
UF Health says this facility is just the first of two facilities planned for the area, as they want to look beyond health issues and instead focus on wellness.
"We're going to do a partnership with the YMCA of the First Coast and build about a 30,000 square foot building with them, in a partnership fashion, that we'll have inside the Wildlight property, so that citizens of Nassau County, as well as citizens of the Wildlight property, will be able to access and use," says Haley.
At that facility, they hope to offer nutrition counseling, diabetes counseling, and rehabilitation services.
We're told the facilities are being funded and financed by the University of Florida, in partnership with UF Health, with the help of a few developers in the area.
UF Health says they aim to open up their medical space building and the YMCA building by October 2019.