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Cook Children’s, JPS to build health center in underserved Fort Worth neighborhood

Fort Worth’s Las Vegas Trail neighborhood will become home to a new pediatric and adult health center operated in partnership between Cook Children’s Health Care System and JPS Health Network, the hospital systems announced Tuesday afternoon.

The Las Vegas Trail Neighborhood Health Center will be a nearly 40,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Calmont Avenue and Cherry Lane in west Fort Worth. It’ll house pediatric and adult medical services, behavioral health services, a food pantry, community education space and onsite health care industry job training. The facility will also include a Fort Worth Police storefront.

Cook Children’s Health Foundation will spearhead funding for the project, according to the hospital system. The hospitals will break ground on the two-story facility this year with an expected opening in late 2025.

“I am grateful to Cook Children’s and JPS for understanding the need and embracing this unique partnership. The facility will be a testament to a continued focus on providing hope and healing for all of our residents,” said Michael Crain, Fort Worth City Council member for District 3.

The Las Vegas Trail neighborhood is an identified health care desert and has been the target of a city-led revitalization project in recent years. The new facility will represent Cook Children’s ninth neighborhood health center.

More than 20,000 children under 14 years old live in the Las Vegas Trail area, and more than 4,000 visits to Cook Children’s emergency department and urgent care clinics come from the area’s two zip codes.

Cook Children’s has not yet released the facility’s cost.

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