The Clinic for Special Children, a nonprofit comprehensive medical practice for children and adults with rare genetic disorders, broke ground on its new medical clinic Tuesday.
The more than 28,000 square foot clinic will occupy a 10.27-acre site at the intersection of Old Philadelphia Pike and Hatville Road in Intercourse.
The event launched the clinic’s public $12.5 million Keeping the Promise: Building Hope fundraising campaign to raise funds for the project.
“Due to our growing patient population and lack of expansion options at our current Strasburg facility, we quickly realized that we need to build a larger facility so we can treat patients into adulthood and serve an ever-increasing number of families,” said Adam Heaps, executive director. “This project is about keeping our promise to seek life-saving treatments for children with rare genetic disorders, providing care for our patients as they age, and continuing to be here for families when they need us.”
The new three-floor center will be larger and more accessible than the previous clinic and will include 12 exam rooms designed to accommodate whole families, discussion rooms where patients and their physicians can speak comfortably, a community room to host patient-focused educational events, and a small fully accessible playground.