On Thursday, Benefis Health System in Great Falls announced the purchase of a site at Capitol Hill Town Center in Helena, the former mall location between Prospect Avenue and 11th Avenue.
A freestanding clinic is planned for the Helena site, which will initially offer primary care and specialty care services. Eventual plans for the site include expanding the clinic to include an outpatient surgery center.
"We are always looking for ways to not only serve our patients in Great Falls but in the entire community that we serve, and a lot of our patients actually come from Helena up into our area so we thought this would be a great opportunity," said Benefis Health System Chief Resources Officer Forrest Ehlinger.
Benefis purchases around two acres of the property and expect the building to be roughly 30,000 square feet. However, the project is currently in the early design phase and subject to change.
Ehlinger says they hope to break ground next year and have the building finished by the end of 2022.