Herald-Banner staff report
Hospital officials in Hunt County are taking the next steps to continue expanding medical facilities in Rockwall County.
The Hunt Memorial Hospital District and the Hunt Regional Medical Center is seeking proposals for a buildout of a 6,497-square-foot shell space at an already established shopping center at 5000 East Interstate 30 in Fate.
The proposal would be for an urgent care center and medical office.
Lisa Hill, director of development and marketing communications for the hospital district, said the Hunt Regional Medical Center board has been considering adding a facility in the area for some time.
“At their December meeting, the board approved for us to move forward with the construction of a new urgent care facility,” Hill said. “Fate is a rapidly expanding community in our market area with an identified need for medical care. Fate is one more area, others include Commerce, Quinlan, Emory and Leonard, where we are expanding the delivery of primary care. Hunt Regional Urgent Care Fate will be located in the shopping area surrounding the new Fresh grocery store.”
A ribbon-cutting was conducted Dec. 8 for the Hunt Regional Family Medicine office at 616 E. Lamar Street in Royse City.
Hunt Regional Family Medicine at Royse City provides medical care for families and individuals of all ages, including immunizations, wellness education, screenings, acute and chronic medical management, and laboratory services. Also provided are adult wellness and physical exams, health education and information heart disease risk assessment, immunizations and vaccinations, minor surgical procedures, routine checkups and more.
Proposals on the new facility in Fate are due by Feb. 2.