Residents in Martin County in need of health care but who haven't been able to afford it will soon have a new option.
Metropolitan Community Health, a Washington based non-profit group, plans to open a new full service primary care and dental office in Williamston this fall to serve Martin County.
The group broke ground on the 17,000 square foot facility Thursday.
The health center will serve indigent populations throughout Eastern North Carolina. The mission of Metropolitan Community Health Services is to provide high quality, comprehensive, coordinated, primary health care and supportive services to the low-wealth community, and improve the health of persons and communities with effective health interventions, patient education, and chronic disease management.
There will be eight dental offices and 12 medical offices.
The clinic will be located on Godwin Road near Riverside High School.